Obituary of Ellen Jean Ehling (nee Slater)
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We lost our precious Ellen at the age of 88, January 5, 2021. Ellen is at rest beside Frank, her loving husband of 67 years, who passed away June 2020. Devoted loving mother to Maryellen (Garnet) and Marsha (Rick) and proud grandmother of Scott (Jordanna), Adam, Alisha, and Bethany. A retiree of the University of Windsor Finance Department, Ellen was a strong, kind, and caring woman who gave unselfishly to friends and family alike, putting others before herself. Proud of her Scottish heritage, she loved attending the Highland Games, and listening to bagpipes, with her loving cousins Pat and Bob Slater. An avid Red Wings fan, Ellen enjoyed her rivalry with Frank’s Maple Leafs. Ellen also loved spirited euchre games she and Frank shared with her cousins. Ellen had many interests: sports, music, theatre, history and decorating for holidays (especially Christmas), bringing enjoyment to others. Her love of animals, especially her dogs, brought her much joy. Ellen overcame many obstacles in her life, but could not win this last needless battle with COVID. The family is extremely grateful to Villages Nurse Celeste for her compassion, excellent care, and loving bond she shared with Ellen, and thanks nurse Marty at WRH who held Ellen’s hand and gave her comfort at the end, when they could not be there. Ellen will be sadly missed, but always in the memories of family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Ellen’s Life, along with her beloved Frank, will occur at a later date.