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Margaret Ellen Lee

July 21, 1956 - July 5, 2021

At home, with family by her side, on Monday, July 5, 2021, Ellen (Charland) Lee of London in her 65th year. Loving partner of Paul Wilmink. Fierce ‘Mama Bear’ to Mark (Emily) Lee, Nicola (Alex) Lee and Stacey (Mike) Lee-Scott. Dear sister of Lynne (Doug) Burt, Marian (Dave) McKay and the late Scott Charland (1997). Dearly missed also by the family of Paul Wilmink: his daughter Corri (Jay) Wilmink Lehouillier, his son Chris (Ewa) Wilmink, and their children.

Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Ellen’s life will be announced at a later date.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ellen are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program - LHSF)

~ Pam DeVillaer

our deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious Mom. Brenda and Cliff Rice


Our sincere condolences to Ellen’s children, her siblings and extended families. Fond memories.

~ Helen Campbell

Stacey and the Lee family, May your mom's memory be a blessing for all of you and a source of joy.

~ Jason Greenspan

(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program - LHSF)

~ Marian McKay

To a beautiful friend , loved by all, never forgotten. Prayers .to all. Martha Morrison and family

~ Martha Jean Morrison

Kathy and I will miss Ellen. To Paul and Ellen’s family we offer our sympathy!

~ Wally Wilmink

Our condolences on very precious Mom.With deepest sympathy ,Brenda and Cliff Rice.

~ Cliff and Brenda Rice

Thinking of you all at this very sad time xo

~ Linda Marie Stewart

Our condolences on Ellen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Yanta family

~ Barry Yanta

Remembering a good, fun loving friend from our days at Smiths Falls Hospital. Our condolences.

~ John and Sue Gosbee

What a lovely photo of dear Ellen! Since she called me last summer about her diagnosis and treatment, I have thought of and prayed for her daily. Unfortunately, our last chat was in October. The world has lost a wonderful, kind, caring and lively gal far too soon! It was a privilege to have known her as a colleague and friend. I have already missed our visits over lunch or dinner. To Nicola, Stacey, Matt and Paul, my very sincere sympathies.

~ Caroline Carbone

Ellen and I go right back to our childhood and she stood so proudly with me at my wedding 43 years ago today. She was kind, compassionate and such a beautiful person. May knowing we are lifting all of you up in our prayers and in the days ahead know that she is watching over you and will always live in your hearts. Hugs Earl and Cathy Ryan

~ Cathy Ryan

Nicola, I am shocked and saddened by the loss of your mom. I didn't know she was sick. I am at my cottage in Nova Scotia but we still live around the corner from where you lived in London. It sounds like you took care of your mom. What a wonderful daughter. Your mom had the greatest personality and she was a lovely person. I am sorry I am not going to get to spend time with her again. I am sorry your family had to lose her. Sally (Bryson, Ashleigh, Fraser's Mom)

~ Sally Bell

Ellen was always a bright light in clinic. Her smile was infectious. We will miss her very much.

~ Dave

My condolences for your loss, I came to know Ellen through Paul, We were the friends from Port Elgin. Ellen was a wonderful, energetic person and so full of life. Always remember the good times and let time heal the sad ones. Ellen will be missed by many family and friends. Coleen Fenton

~ Coleen Fenton

Our sincere condolences to Stacey, Nicole and Mark. We hope that all the wonderful memories that you have of your dear mom will bring you comfort in the coming days. Heather and John Bennett

~ Heather Bennett

It was so lovely to work with Ellen. She was a gentle soul with a beautiful smile! She will be thought of often and missed dearly!

~ Sheri Faulkner

Your Momma Bear was so proud of you all ❤️ Ellen was a beautiful lady and we will miss her. Paul and family, Ellen’s loved ones, Bruce and I wish you peace in the tough days ahead. Love Pam & Bruce Ipperwash

~ Pam DeVillaer

I was a quilting friend of Ellen. Her artistry, patience and care shone in every thing Ellen did. May the beautiful quilts Ellen made for you bring you comfort during this sad time. She was a wonderful friend and I am saddened by knowing of her passing.

~ Sandra King Webster

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mom. Jennifer, Bruce & Kate Gilmour, and Andy Jen

~ Jennifer Gilmour

Dear Stacey, Nicola, Mark, and Don, My heartfelt condolences. Although I did not know Ellen well, I remember her as a beautiful woman of remarkable abilities: her amazing quilts that are works of art; her athleticism as a skier; and as an adventurous, world traveler - to name but a few of her talents! Thinking of you all at this tough time. Regards, Cydna Mercer

~ Cydna Mercer

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