Ellen Gallagher


GALLAGHER, Ellen Francis….

Peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Parkwood Institute, London, Ellen passed away in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Gerard Gallagher, Mother of Danielle (Rob) Mollicone and Darren Gallagher and loving Grandma of Mia and Melayna Mollicone. Predeceased by her parents Helen Jamison (nee Billings) and Roy William Carter. She shared special relationships with many cousins, and all those she so easily turned from friends into family.

Ellen (Cookie) was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario but settled in London in 1982 where she worked at BMO for 25 years. She was known for her generous spirit and her ability to make each person she met feel like family. Special people in Ellen's (Cookie's) life could always count on a pot of tea, a giant hug, and a plateful of homemade butter tarts. Ellen (Cookie) loved laughing with friends and family, scrapbooking, knitting/sewing, and traveling. From road trips and camping, to Christmas tree parties and Sunday roast beef dinners, she loved to care for those around her. She had a warm demeanour and is remembered as being the absolute best mom, gramma, aunt, cousin, friend, and wife. Her unending amounts of red licorice, and her high tolerance of family shenanigans, will be deeply missed.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are welcomed for visiting on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 26, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Please call the funeral home between 9am-5pm (519-433-5184) to reserve your spot for the visitation and service. As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, a limited number of people can attend. All those attending are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. Interment at a later date in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Donations in memory of Ellen may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, c/o London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com