Ellen passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in her 99th year as a result of complications from a recent fall. She was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on October 11, 1922 to parents Thomas Fletcher and Ellen Burgum. During World War II, she joined the RAF as a radar operator serving at stations in southwest England and north Scotland. She married John Godfrey Beck in September, 1945 and immigrated to Canada with her young family in March 1960 residing in Toronto, Richmond Hill, and later in Claremont, Udora, Uxbridge and most recently Bolton, Ontario. She enjoyed a good time and especially a good joke. Over the years she enjoyed travel, choral singing as a member of the Uxbridge Pineridge Chorus – Sweet Adelines, crossword puzzles and painting. She continued to paint well into her 95th year.
She was pre-deceased by her husband John (2007), her brother Ron (2011) and is survived by her sons John Anthony (Leone) and Paul Julian (Jane) her grandchildren Adam (Sonja), Travers, Justin and Robyn (Drew) and her great grandchildren Grayson, Matthew, Elizabeth, Hayden, Jonathan and Audrey. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.
A private family memorial service will be held at Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073).
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