Dorothy Helen Ellis

October 5, 1917 – December 7, 2013

Dorothy passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, December 7th. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 5, 1917, to Ruby & William Plumb, and spent her youth there.

Ruby moved the family to Victoria where her parents lived, on the passing of William, and Dorothy grew to adulthood there, eventually meeting and marrying James Kenelm “Ken” Ellis in 1939. Ken & Dorothy moved to Nanaimo in 1946 where they settled into a productive country life. Dorothy became the mother of five, a wife, a grandmother, a friend… creating a happy home for all to gather.

Dorothy will be sadly missed by her family: sons, David & Steve (wife Audrey); daughters, Roseanne English, Cathy Zurch (husband David), & Becky Finley (husband Lyle); her grandchildren: Melanie Gunderson (husband Craig), Dan English, Ashley Ellis & Kathleen Ellis; and her great-grandchildren: Candice, Madison & Sarah Gunderson, and Laura & John English.

A memorial, to celebrate Dorothy’s life, will be held at a venue to be announced later, on Friday, December 27, 2013.

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