Ellen passed away peacefully in the Palliative ward at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Saturday, November 3, 2012. Mum came to Markham from Lindsay, Ontario, with Boden (predeceased 2007) in 1949 to build their home and start their family. Mum always looked forward to planting her gardens in the Spring, reading, knitting, preserving and baking. But her first love and priority was her family. Mum was a homemaker first and foremost, but also worked for many years in the food service industry. Loving Mum to Susan (David) of Fergus and Sheila of Markham; Grandma to Sabrina (Shahed) and Virginia; Great-Grandma to Hayley, Cole and soon-to-be-born, Sahara. Special Grandma to her furry "granddaughter" Madee the menace. The oldest of five, Ellen is predeceased by sister Betty Hunter of Dunsford, ON; survived by brother Ted Lawson (Lindsay, ON), Lily Guillod (Charlotte, N.C.) and Gwen Sleep (Lindsay, ON). We will miss our tiny dynamo Mum greatly and will always love you Mum. A celebration of Mum's life will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Road), Markham, ON L3P 1Y3. Messages of condolence may be left on the home's website, www.dixongarland.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Society of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.