Mary Ellen Smith

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Mary Ellen Smith, much loved wife of Jim passed away on Wednesday July 14, 2021.  She will be missed by her family that meant the most to her in life; her daughters Deb Brown (Bob) and Marg Bliss (Jeff), her sons Ron Smith, Bill Smith (Kat) and Wayne Smith, her grandchildren Matt Brown (Melissa), Karyn Varma (Vic), Drew Bliss, Dan Bliss (Alex), Chris Smith, Tawnya Smith, Aaron Smith, Nichole Smith, Dylan Smith and Bailey Smith as well as nine great-grandchildren.  Grandma always welcomed the next generation with open arms and she was the voice of reason when they needed to talk something through.   She was one of three daughters born to the late Bernard & Margaret (Hunter) Zimmer and is survived by her sisters Veronica Tanguay and Ruth Ann Spence.

Mary Ellen was a “doer” in life.  She was the person that could be counted on, the confidant that her family could talk to and a devoted wife for almost 65 years.  Her love of gardening was apparent if you walked past the house.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church where she was a member of the CWL and sang in the choir.  She helped in providing many meals including funeral lunches at the Blenheim Legion.  If there was ever extra food she would make sure that it went to those who needed it.  She left the world a better place than she found it.

A private family Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Mary Ellen with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give/legacy-giving, the Food Bank at the Word of Life Church or a charity of your choice.

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Our condolences to Jim and the entire family. Mary Ellen was a wonderful and caring person she will be missed.

Deb, Margie, and the entire Smith family, We were very sorry to hear about your Mom. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

So very sorry for the loss of your wife mother and grandmother .She was a wonderful women and a great neighbour.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss. Although our chats were brief, I enjoyed seeing Mary Ellen in town. She was indeed a lovely lady. Thinking of you with sympathy, prayers and caring.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time May all of your moments together become beautiful memories to cherish forever

so sorry for your loss.

My sincerest condolences to the entire Smith family. Your Mom was kind, happy and incredibly giving. Take Care

Deb, Marg , and family, very sorry to hear of moms passing my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill I am so sorry for the loss if your mother. May the memories and your devotion to her help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jim and family, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

My deepest Condolence to the Family .RIP.

Uncle Jim, Deb, Marg, Ronny, Bill, Wayne & families, So sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Ellen. She was always so kind & friendly, often taking the time to inquire about things in our busy lives. I admired her cheery outlook on life as well. She could always find positive in any situation and brought such JOY to those around here. Her smile & loving nature will be missed greatly by everyone who was blessed to know her. May your many wonderful memories of family times together help comfort you during this difficult time. We will keep all your families in our prayers. May Aunt Mary Ellen continue to pray for us from Heaven as we celebrate her beautiful life. God Bless. Love, Jen Spence-Heschuk & family

Margie, Deb and families. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. Cherish your memories with her. Shelley Sonneveld

Please accept my deepest sympathy, Jim, daughters, sons, grand children and great grand children, as well as Ruth Ann and Veronica and their families. My mother, Frances, “Aunt Marie,” and Mary Ellen’s father, Bernard, we’re two of the three younger children of John and Mary Zimmer’s family. The depiction of Mary Ellen in her obituary, is exactly as I thought, kind, thoughtful and down to earth. We saw each other a few time in the early 2000, and Mary Ellen was always easy going and a joy to talk with. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you recall Mary Ellen’s big heart filled with love that she shared with each and every one of you. Most sincerely, Ruth (Cedar) and Richard King

To all of the Smith family, we are sending our condolences. Thinking of all of you at this time.

Sorry for your loss

she was a lovely lady will miss seeing her at all the different Legion stuff . May you rest in peace and hugs and prays to all the family at this time, Branch 18 Wallaceburg Legion Auiliary

To the Bliss, Brown and Smith families, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

Jim & family, Veronica & Ruth Ann, Our sincerest condolences and prayers to each of you on Mary Ellen's passing. May memories of her warm your hearts and bring a smile to your faces. God bless.

John and I send our condolences to the family and friends. RIP Mary Ellen. You have sure earned your wings.

Sending our heartfelt sympathy and caring thoughts to Mary Ellen's family. Her infectious smile and kind heart will be remembered by all those who knew her. May your loving memories of the wonderful times you shared with her bring you comfort, strength and peace.

Margie, Jeff and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. May you cherish all of the wonderful memories you share. Sincerely,

To all the Smith family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mary Ellen, Rest in Peace

Deb, Marg and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. She was such a confident and graceful beautiful lady. Always had such a warm smile and kind words when I would see her . Cherish all the special memories.. Hugs and prayers to all of you

Our condolences to the Smith family. She was a wonderful lady. May your memories bring you comfort...hugs

Sorry to hear of Mary Ellen 's passing. I always enjoyed talking and working with her at Legion events.

Veronica, Ruth Ann and the Smith family -- So sorry to learn of Mary Ellen's passing. Our hearts go out to you along with our prayers

So sorry for your loss, She will be greatly missed by all!! Hugs to everyone !!!!

Sincere condolences to the family . Your Mother was a beautiful & sincere lady. Carla, Brian Babkirk & family

Our hearts go out to all of you. Your mom and grandmother was a beautiful soul and will be missed dy all who new her.

To Uncle Jim and family, How sad to learn of Aunt Mary Ellen’s passing. She was always so thoughtful, kind, considerate and caring. We will miss her in many ways but especially her warm greetings, sparkling eyes and ready smiles. We are thinking of you all and send you our love and sympathy. Dick and Norma

Dear members of Mary Ellen’s family, I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great seller of our tickets for the CWL and we will miss her quiet presence. My heartfelt condolences to you all.

Ruth Ann, Benny & family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Mary Ellen, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. May the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days to come.

Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you and your family, Judy and Jim

Jim, Deb, Margie, Ron, Bill, Wayne and families. Your Mom was a very special person, a smile on her face all the time and would lend a hand at little notice. Heard stories of her little adventures with Mom lots of laughs. Will miss her, but she is always with us in spirit. Love Patti and Doyle.

I was so very sorry to receive this news. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Mary Ellen. She was a very kind and gentle soul and an amazing grandmother to my children. Love and hugs to all of you, Lisa Mallory

We are saddened to hear of your dear mother. Such a kind and generous person. She will be missed by family, friends and the community. Our condolences to the Smith family.

Sending our deep and heartfelt condolences to all the Smith family. Aunt Mary Ellen was such a kind and loving soul who will be fondly remembered by everyone she met. Hope you are comforted by wonderful memories, the caring of others, and the healing power of time. We share in your sorrow at this difficult time. She will be sorely missed by her many friends and relatives. Love, hugs and prayers, Ken and Caroline

I was so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing our family's condolences.

Deb Margie Ronny Billy and Wayne I can't say enough about your mom's kind heart She always had a good word to say about any body Never got angry just a great smile A smile that would light up a room I remember her helping at the Pee Wee tournaments with my mom making sure the kids where feed and taken care of I know it is hard now but remember she is always with you

Deb, Margie and family. So sorry to hear. Cherish all your great memories. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. Brad & Donna

So sorry to hear that Mary Ellen has passed. My prayers are with you and the family.

To all the Smith family; please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. I have a lot of great memories of Mary Ellen (my second childhood mom) growing up just down the street. She always had a smile and time for conversation. Marg and Deb, I'll always remember that I peeled the potatoes too thick, lol. Sending our love and a big virtual hug.

My condolences to the entire family. Such a kind soul, she will surely be missed. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to the family. Mary Ellen was a lovely lady.

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. What a beautiful person. Would always have a smile and say hi and chat. Will miss seeing her at church. Thoughts and prayers for comfort at this time for all the family

Our heart goes out to the Smith and extended families. May you find comfort in sharing the special memories your mother/grandmother was a part of in your life. She was a special lady!

Aunt MaryEllen, you will be extremely missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the rest of the family. Through this difficult time, I wish you lots of strength and comfort.......... Love Trish xoxoxo

Our sincere condolences, your Mother was pretty much the Mother to all of us when we were young! Mike and Karen Demeyre

Saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing, she raised some wonderful children and definitely left the world a better place. Prayers for the family Bonnie & Richard Regnier

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. May you cherish your memories, and may they bring you some comfort in the coming days..

Jim, Margie, Deb, Ron, Bill, Wayne and families, Sincere sympathy to the Smith family in the passing of Mary Ellen. Cherish the many happy memories you shared and may they bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

So sorry to hear this. Our condolences to you all. Kim & Ed Wammes

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of your wife & mother. I hope God decided not to let her suffer to long. I remember Mary Ellen as being a very kind and gentle soul,. always a cheery hello whenever I saw her,,, Great neighbour to my grandparents...Although I haven't see Mary Ellen for quite a few years she is a person I will always remember. May your family take comfort in knowing that she is in a good place...May she rest in peace.

We would like to offer our condolences to the entire family.

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss.

Our deepest sympathy to the family, wonderful lady. She was the best neighbor anyone could have may she RIP forever missed.

Sending Love and Hugs to you all during this Sad Time. Mary Ellen will truly be missed, she was a Beautiful Soul.

Sincere condolences to the Smith family. John Uher

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Just saw her this week with Margie. I offten think about her when my mom and her picked tomatoes for Nick Glazier. My mom would tell me many stories.

My deepest sympathy to the Smith family. Your mom was a lovely lady! Know that she's with the angels in heaven.

Sorry to hear the loss of Mary Ellen she was such a great lady. Prayers to all the family.

MaryEllen was a huge part of our lives with us living down the street in early years, to our family being friends and schoolmates with her children. To housecleaning when their was illness and recovery, to coffee visits. A remarkable lady, she will be missed.

Sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was a special lady.

Uncle Jim and family, Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Mary Ellen will be greatly missed. Love Wendy

Thinking of the family. Mary Ellen, was so much to so many. There is no one word that adequately describes her she was elegant, graceful and compassionate and just plain amazing. So very sorry, for your heartache. Marvin & Sandi

You are in our thoughts and prayers We were so blest in knowing Mary Ellen for so many years (she was our babysitter when growing up ) so very dear to us

To all the family Please accept our aincere condolences on the passing of Mary Ellen Rest in Peace Mary Ellen , you worked so hard all your life

Deb,Margie and family..my deepest condolences in the passing of your mom. Thinking of you at this time 💖

Deepest sympathies to the entire Brown family during this extremely difficult time. Love from The Doyle/Welch Families.

My deepest condolences to all of you. Your Merry Ellen was an amazing lady and she was so proud of her family. May all your warm and funny memories comfort you. Prayers & hugz

Deb, Marg, Bill & families, We are very sorry on the passing of your mother. Mary Ellen was such a kind person and I always enjoyed seeing her at the post office. May the memories of your mother bring you comfort. Sincere condolences.

To Marg, Jeff and family, we send our condolences. Thinking of you at this sad time. Dave and Laurie Harrison

Debbie and Family - we are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing - may the many memories you have made help you through this difficult time. Thinking of everyone - Debbie and Bob Brodie

Our sincere condolences to the entire Smith family. Mary Ellen was such a big part of our lives and we have so many fond memories of her. She will be missed. Prayers and love to you all.

To the whole family: We are so very sorry to learn of Mary Ellen's passing. She was a wonderful lady. May you all find comfort in your many memories, and may God grant you peace in the times ahead. With sincerest sympathies, Myra & Don Pettit, and Shayna Taylor

Prayers & hugs to you, thinking about you at this sad time.

Sincere Sympathy to Veronica and Ruth Ann and all of the Smith Family. May you find comfort in the love that you share. Kathy O’Neill

Deb and family so sorry for the loss of your mother.Linda&Gord

Condolence to your family ... Mary Ellen was a very special lady ... always kind and giving ... prayers to your family during this time ... cherish her memoires ... hold them to your heart ... May God comfort you during your loss Marg and Paul Garant

Sorry for your loss your mom was a great lady to have known. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. Big hugs

So sad to hear of your mom's-grandma's passing. Big hugs to Wayne and Chris. She was a great lady and will be missed

Deb, Marg and families, Condolences to you and your families. It is not easy to lose your mom. Treasure all those wonderful memories.

I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was a great kind hearted person & will be truly missed by all. Hugs ❤

To All of the Smith families Scott and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Ellen. She was a very kind and caring lady. I enjoyed visiting with her on many occasions at the drug store or just uptown on the street. She always had a smile on her face, and a kindness I will never forget. We will miss her!!

My deepest condolences to the Smith family. I remember your mom and your dad. Very nice people. Your dad worked with my mom at the high school. So very sad of your loss.

Words cannot begin to express how saddened we were to hear of the passing of Aunt Mary Ellen. Such a caring loving soul who will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. She was an absolute beacon of light!! Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers to you during this time. If you need anything please don't hesitate to reach out. Bonnita, Paul & Mackenzie Vanderklooster xoxo

So sorry for your loss to the whole Smith family. Sending prayers ❤️ Wilma & Paul Huffman

My heart is very sadden to learn of the passing of my cousin Mary Ellen. She was indeed a kind soul. I know you will all miss her very much. Gina and I are sending out sincere condolences to you all.

I am saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Throughout my life she was always someone I looked up to. A perfect example of how a mom should be, and such a caring, lovely person all around. May your memories help you in this sad time. Please give your dad a huge hug from me as well. My prayers and deepest sympathies sent.

very sorry for loss she was a wonderful lady

Margie and family. So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

Margie Jeff and family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. With deepest sympathy. Terry

I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. I will always remember seeing her and Jim at the meat draws. She was a kind hearted person that always took time to say hello and have a chat. My sincerest condolences

Deb, Margie and families, today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Sincere condolences.🙏 From: Joanne & Bob Gillespie And Nina Rumble Snake

Sending Love and Hugs to all of you. She was an amazing woman that loved her family with her whole heart. She is going to be missed by many. May all of the happy memories that you have with her, help you through this difficult time. xoxo Janet and Greg

Dear Jim and Family, the news I received about Mary Ellen Shocked me to the core. Everything you said in your write up about your Mom is 100% her. What an awesome lady and friend she was. Gone just at the time she was going to have a quieter life and have people care for her. We shared many great times together including our road trip to Nova Scotia. Prepared many meals for the Ladies Auxiliary and lots of card games. I will miss you Mary Ellen! RIP Love George & Linda Stonehouse Paling

to JIM and family, so sorry to hear of MARY ELLEN'S passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. sincerely GAIL. '

Sending condolences to the Smith family. So sorry for you loss Lisa and Steve

So sorry to read this hugs and prayers go out to all of you

Sending hugs and prayers to you all on the passing of your mom.. My heartfelt condolences 💐🌹🙏

So sorry for your loss she was a lovely lady

Our condolences Marg, Jeff and the Smith family. My heart breaks for all of you. Your mom was a wonderful lady and so loved by so many. She always made you feel like family. I have so many fond memories of "Grandma" 💕. She will be greatly missed. Lorie and Ken Melnyk

To the entire Smith family our condolences . John and Judy Nooyen and family

So sorry to hear of your loss our deepest sympathies and our prayers are whit you

To the entire Smith Family-our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your Mom was an incredible lady . "those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear"..May your Mom always have a place in your heart...Love Johanna, Steve, Alexa, Jordyn, Chloe and Everly xoxo

Sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's sudden passing. Our prayers to the family. She spent a lot of time with the Legion Ladies Auxillary. RIP

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Mary Ellen! Your Mom was a kind sweet lady! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all!

Sincerest condolences to all of Mary Ellen’s family. May you be comforted that she rests in peace. We’ve known each other since we were classmates at St. Francis school, and have always kept in touch. Mary Ellen was a kind and thoughtful friend.

Deb, Margie & families so very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. Mothers have such a special place in my our heart. Hang on to those and may they give you comfort. Our thoughts & prayers are with you always. Sue & Dave.

Sharing your loss margie&jeff in this sad loss. Hold tight to all wonderful memories of a kind and caring mother. Thinking of you

Bill and Kat, my most heartfelt condolences to you and the Smith family. Praying the wonderful memories of mom/grandma you hold in your hearts lifts the sadness left there.

Deb, Marg and Families. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

It is with Deep sadness to hear of Mary Ellen's Passing, She was a great friend to us All when I grew up in Blenheim, Mary Ellen you will be Greatly missed by everyone Family and Friends and all those who met you , Your Smile shall shine on as your Wisdom will to,Forever in our hearts and Thoughts 🌹.

Very Sorry !!

so very sorry for your loss, she was a great lady who will be remembered by all with love

Deb and Marg, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Ellen was such a lovely lady, I have many fond memories of Saturday dart nights at my Grandparents or lunches at the legion and Mary Ellen was always there happy to be helping. Prayers and love to you all

I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a hard time, I know. Sending all my love and prayers to your family. Mary Ellen was such a nice person. She always seemed so sweet and happy. I remember her from many years ago, at mom and dad's, after baseball, or whichever Legion event we were all at. May you Rest In Peace Mary Ellen

This is such sad news for the family and anyone who ever knew Mary Ellen. She was a wonderful and kind person and will be greatly missed particularly by her family. Keep her memories close to your hearts. Our thoughts are with you. Dave and Eli.

Deb, Marg and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Let happy memories help you through this sad time. Kaye & Fred

Deb, Marg and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Let happy memories help you through this sad time. Kaye & Fred

We are sending love to all of the Smith family during this time of loss. Cry for a little while but then smile and remember all of your good times together. Hugs

So sorry to read of your mom's passing...hugs to all of you 😢!

Jim and family, so sorry for your sudden loss, she was a very kind person to me and all who knew her, she will be missed

We were sad to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and will not be forgotten.

We are sadden to read of Mary Ellen's passing. She may be gone but will not be forgotten. Your beautiful memories will get you through this difficult time. You are all in our prayers. Hugs !!

Deb, Marg and boys, So sorry for your loss, she was a great person , friend and neighbour. Our prayers and thoughts... RIP Mary Ellen. Pat & Barry

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill, Kat, Aaron and Nichole, Mary Ellen was a lovely lovely lady and her family was her pride and joy!!! Hugs to all of you!

May you fly high with the lord above.... Love always us xxx

Margie, Jeff and family, Ben & I are so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.