ELLWOOD It is with great sadness that the family of Marion Ellwood (Knudsen) announces her sudden death on Saturday December 23rd 2006 at Kensington Village. Beloved wife of the late William "Bud" Ellwood (2000). Loving and inspirational mother of Terry Ellwood (Louise), David Ellwood (Liz), John Ellwood (Bea), and Elizabeth Wonnacott (Tom). Loving grandmother to Kristen, Sean, Jennifer, Megan (Steven), Derek (Theresa), Jim, Suzie, Sarah (Matt), Graham (Orla), Cindy (Doug), Cherie (Dave), Matthew (Catherine), Kathleen, Marion and David. Also cherished by 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marion was born in Sarnia in 1916, and moved to the country as a young child. She was a life-long member of Mandaumin United Church, playing the organ, working in the Sunday School and serving on Session. She was also active in the Mandaumin community, and worked in the branch library there for many years. She was an activist for many good causes in the community and the world, and touched the lives of many people with her positive attitude, good humour and innovative ideas. And her knitting is still keeping people warm far and wide. Marion's life will be celebrated in a memorial service held in Mandaumin United Church on Friday Dec. 29th at 2:00 pm. Cremation will be followed by private interment at Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to send donations to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada (www.united-church.ca/msfund/), 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4. (James A Harris Funeral Home, London, www.harrisfuneralhome.ca, phone: 519-433-7253).
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