Winchester Press – obit – Ellen Derby ReidEllen Derby Reid Ellen Derby Reidpassed away peacefully after a brief illness at Kemptville Hospitalon Jan. 17, 2005. She was 99.
She was born in Vancamp on March 1, 1905 to the late Fred Bakerand the late Carrie Levere. She was predeceased by first husbandof 20 years Andrew Derby, and devoted second husband of 54 yearsIan Reid. She was the loving mother of Burnett (Ethyle) Derbyof Guelph and Barbara (Gordon) Hutchinson of Vernon. She was thecherished grandmother “Nammie” of Sharon (Kevin) Smail,Sandra (Lyle) Thornton, Andrew (Vicky) Hutchinson, David (Judith)Hutchinson, Ronald (Annette) Derby, Robert (Helen) Derby, andBrian (Lisa) Derby. She will be sadly missed by 13 great-grandchildren,sister Carrie Guy, and many nieces and nephews, neighbors andfriends. tShe was a graduate of Toronto Normal School and retiredfrom Teaching in 1970.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the Winchester FuneralHome on Jan. 21, with Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Burial followedat Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers wereKevin Smail, Lyle Thornton, Ronald Derby, Robert Derby, BrianDerby and Aaron VanSanten.