Kathleen was born in Saint John, NB, on March 8, 1919. She was the daughter of the Colony's first Scottish immigrants, the late John and Mary (Chapman) Ellis. Kathleen leaves behind her daughters, Winnifred Cameron (Charles) of Fredericton, NB, Karen Morton ( Gregg Peacock) of Mt. Uniacke, NS, Amber Ashworth (David) of Three Brooks, NB, Bonnie Morton of Fredericton, NB, Darlene Morton (Robert LaFrance) of Kincardine, NB; her sons Allen Morton (Sandra) of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, Dale Morton (Carolyn) of Hammonds Plains, NS, Darwin Morton ( Marie) of Spruce Grove, AB, Blair Morton of Kincardine, NB; her daughter-in-law, Isabel Morton of Bath, NB; 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Lloyd Morton, and her son, Winston Morton.
Kathleen resided in the Ellis homestead her whole life, apart for a short time keeping house and working in the Chapman store in Kilburn.
She attended the one room school in Kincardine and then graduated from Perth High School. To attend high school, it was necessary for her to board and work in Perth. Subsequently, Kathleen instilled the importance of education in all her offspring.
Kathleen was an accomplished poet, short story writer, seamstress, knitter, quilter, and designer. She demonstrated an artistic flair in all aspects of her life. She compiled both personal and community historic accounts, including her own memoirs.
Kathleen was a member of the Melville United Church, Kincardine, a life-time member of the Women's Institute, a member of the church choir and Burns choir, Treasurer of the Burns club, treasurer of the Melville cemetery fund, record keeper of the Melville cemetery, and a big supporter of the Southern Victoria Pipe Band.
In her later years and after the children were grown and gone, she was employed for several years at the Bon Accord Seed farm.
Kathleen lived a full healthy life and was blessed with a loving, supportive family.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Bayshore Home care workers for the excellent care given to their mother over the last months.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Brunswick Funeral Home. Rev. Ellen Flemming officiated. Interment will be in the Melville United Church Cemetery at a later date.
Music for the service was by organist Isabel Morton and the Morton Family. The eulogy was given by Dale Morton.
Pallbearers were Curtis Morton, Connor Tweedie-Morton, Brad Cameron, Tim Cameron, Sean Morton, Wyatt Ashworth, Craig Morton, and Kinley Morton LaFrance.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Brunswick Funeral Home
2-4 and 6:30-8:30 pm
Brunswick Funeral Home
Melville United Church Cemetery, Kincardine, NB