Merle Ellis

1941 - 2023

Suddenly as the result of a house fire at her London residence on Sunday January 29, 2023. Merle Ellis (nee Thompson) in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Ellis (2019). Cherished mother of Holli Greaves (Kevin Tucker), Todd Ellis and Troy Ellis, all of London. Loved grandmother of Ashley, Carli, Chad (Ashley), Tory, Ryan and Randy; and great-grandmother of Braeden, Makayla, Tyson, Dennon, Jace, and Dylan. Dear sister-in-law of Jean Thompson, of Lion's Head, Barb Ellis (late Jim), of Wiarton, and Gwen (Les Howell), of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Russell and Hilda; brother Norm Thompson; sister Vernice (Martin McLay); brothers-in-law Joe Ellis, Wayne Ellis and Doug Ellis; and sisters-in-law Jeanette Desjardines, Jackie Jones and Marion (Art Wilson). A service to celebrate Merle’s life will be announced in the spring, with interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements organized through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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