1926 - 2022
In loving memory of
Dorothy Velma Ellis (née Whitmell)
July 9, 1926 – May 24, 2022
Dorothy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 24, 2022, at the Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury at the age of 95.
Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband Ivan Ellis in 2000, her brother Kenneth and her parents John and Velma (Moore) Whitmell.
Dorothy was born and raised in Porquis Junction. She worked as a telephone operator at the Porquis train station in for a few years before getting married and raising 5 children. She devoted her life to family. She enjoyed maintaining her flowers, knitting gifts for family, her pets and especially babies.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters Brenda of North Bay, Susan of North Bay, and Patti Anne (Brian Turcotte) of Powassan. Her sons Kevin (Margarethe) of Latchford and Gregory (Cathy) of Latchford, her sisters Beverly, Barbara, and brother Melville, 7 Grandchildren (Benjamin, Katey, Steven, Adam, Martin, Hannah and Graeme and 1 great Grand child (Frances).
To honor Dorothy’s wishes no service will be held, cremation and burial will take place at Kirkland Lake cemetery beside her loving husband.
Memorial donations may be made to Animals First (60 Scott St. Unit 1, New Liskeard, ON – P0J 1P0).
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Rest In Peace .Condolences to her family .Beautiful lady and will be missed by many
Cathy Wright, May 25, 2022
Pattie and Family
Harold and I send our deepest condolences! ❤️
Shirley Staal , May 25, 2022
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. I had the privilege of knowing Dorothy when I was a volunteer at the hospital. Every Tuesday and Thursday I would sit with her while she ate lunch. With encouragement, she soon learned to feed herself again. Since moving from the area, I have often thought of her. She was a lovely lady with such sparkling eyes, a contagious smile and a witty sense of humour. May your memories of her bring you comfort.
Lynn Landriault , May 26, 2022
Brenda, Susan, Kevin, Patti Anne and Greg
So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Dorothy. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
from Aunt Mignonne, Shirley Peggy, Bonny and Kenny, May 29, 2022
Brenda, Susan ,Kevin, Greg and Patti Anne
Dorothy was content being a wife and mother to five children ! Family life was what she chose and she was good at it ! Like the saying goes ---- "She did it her way !" A time out was a walk to the grocery store and back stoping along the way to talk with a friend !
Dorothy was a soft speaking lady, she was kind . and always made us feel welcome when we came for a visit !
Dorothy we are going to miss you -------- we will remember you !!
With love your brother Melville --Wife Sherry
Cousins ------ Mark, Melanie and Michael
Melville, June 1, 2022
Brenda, Susan, Kevin, Greg and Patti Anne
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Dorothy. My deepest sympathy to you all and your families. Your cousin Rosalee
Rosalee , June 17, 2022