Dianne Kathleen Ells
We are deeply saddened to announce that our mother, grandmother and sister, Dianne Kathleen Ells, passed away at age 72, on Monday, September 6, 2021 in Shannex Blomidon Court, Greenwich, with her children at her side. Born in Wolfville on February 7, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Laurie and Marion (Rand) Ells. Dianne grew up in Sheffield Mills and spent summers at the family cottage in Halls Harbour where she could easily be talked into jumping off the wharf. In her younger years, she was an accomplished athlete, whether it be on the soccer field or volleyball and basketball courts. She travelled to Yellowknife and experienced the ice road and northern lights and later to the Grand Canyon, where she loved roadside shopping for handmade jewelry all along the way. Mom was a kind, caring soul, whose greatest love was her family. She adored her children and grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as Gaga. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, going out for coffee, dinner at the Big Stop, a drive in the country and watching old movies and reruns of her favourite shows. She also enjoyed a good game of cards and playing her favourite tunes on the piano. She had a strong and unwavering faith which helped her navigate through the challenging times during her life. She was loved greatly and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, Jill Sutherland (Greg), Bridgewater and Jason Woodworth (Kiersten), Bedford; grandchildren, Emma and Molly Sutherland and Thomas Woodworth; sister, Karen Keizer (Dean); brothers, Graham Ells (Heather) and Bob Ells (Sandy); sister-in-law, Ethel Ells; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Gary Ells and nephews, Kyle and Mitchell. The family will be gathering in memory of Dianne at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.