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.