Ellen Violet McLaren, died unexpectedly at London HSC on September 21, 2022. Beloved wife for 58 years of Bruce McLaren.

Loving and proud mother of Jennifer McLaren (Michael Chapman) and Saira McLaren (Mike Hein). Loving and supportive grandmother of Dylan McLaren.

Ellen leaves behind her sister Gwen Iburg (John) her sisters-in-law Lorraine, Karen and Debra and her brother-in-law Stuart.  She is predeceased by her parents William, Isobel Rockwood her in-laws Marjorie and Ron McLaren and her sister-in-law Leslie.

Ellen had a rich and varied career as a teacher, an ESL and life skills coach and community volunteer.

She had a knack for decorating and was a great gardener.  She and Bruce loved to travel and had many wonderful trips abroad.  She enjoyed her book clubs and did her best playing bridge.

Her pets Molly and Lily were very special to her.

She was fun loving, opinionated and laughed easily.  Her family will miss her terribly.

Family and friends are invited to Ellen’s funeral service at St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington Street, Stratford on Tuesday, September 27, at 2 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. James Anglican Church through the W.G. Young funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhonme.com

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