McComb, Gene Ellen


McComb, Gene Ellen;  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ellen McComb  (Matt), who passed away in the Souris Health Centre on January 6, 2013.

Ellen was born on January 9, 1936 in Armstrong, British Columbia and later moved to Bield, Manitoba where she marries William Harold Dron. The couple moved to Guelph, Ontario where son, Charles William (November 4, 1955) was born. Ellen later moved to Beresford, Manitoba with Charles to become a housekeeper for Victor Page for several years. She then married Wilmott Frank McComb (1974). She enjoyed many years of gardening, raising livestock and sewing.

As the family grew with grandchildren, Ellen became known as “Granny”. Ellen later retired to Souris, Manitoba, where she enjoyed spending her time playing cards, gardening and many other activities.

Ellen was predeceased by her parents Duncan Russel and Eliza Jean Spear, husband Wilmott McComb, and brother-in-law Gordie Sigurdson.

She is survived by son Charles and Doris (Bourgeois) Dron, grandchildren; Charlotte (Tim) Garlinski, Lisa Dron, William Dron (Nicole Kattler), Charlie Dron (Nicole Miller). Great-grandchildren; Erica, Halie, Devon, Albert, Abby, Mason, Tanner and Brock. Brothers: Rod (Ester) Spear, Ben (Peg) Spear, sister: Alta Sigurdson, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ellen will be missed by family and friends.

A funeral service was held from the Souris Gospel Chapel on Thursday, January 10, 2013 with a private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Ellen, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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