Ella Cates

Ella Cates
Ella M. Cates, age 79, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born in Lithuania, daughter of the late Karl Thier and the former Erna Schwartz. Beloved wife of Walter Cates. Loved mother of Steph Gingerich (Tom Bartlett) and Eileen Daigle (John). Nana to Abbey and Jeremy Gingerich and Alexander and Catherine Daigle. Also survived by her sisters; Ingrid Fraser (Kel) and Esther Jacques (late Edward), brother-in-law Wayne Gilliard and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Irene Gilliard. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. A reception at the funeral home will follow the interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Stratford General Hospital or charity of your choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com The family would like to thank all of their friends, family and neighbours for their kind words, cards and visits during this difficult time. Thank-you. Walter, Stephanie and Eileen.

Additional Info

  • Service Information:
    1 hour prior to funeral service

    Funeral Service
    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11 a.m.
    W.G. Young Funeral Home

    Avondale Cemetery
    4 Avondale Ave.,
    Stratford, ON

    W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

    Memorial Donation
    Stratford General Hospital
    Charity of One's Choice