Obituary of Ellen Irene Smithers
SMITHERS: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton, on Sunday, July 10, 2022, Ellen Irene (Shank) (Glousher) Smithers, formerly of Zurich, Blake and Greenway, age 103. Beloved wife of the late Cecil Cassidy Smithers (1988). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Betty and the late Earl Lippert of Bayfield, Barb and the late Bob Oesch of Dashwood, Jerry “Butch” Glousher of Fergus and John and Marilyn Smithers of Hespler. Cherished grandma of Sandy Woodburn and Ken Teams, Ron Woodburn, late Joe Woodburn and Trudy Smith, Bob and Karen Woodburn, Cathy Woodburn and Steve Miles, Dave Gackstetter and Anjela McCool, Peggy and Wayne Smith, Nancy and Mike Steckly, Rebecca Smithers and Thomas Littlewood. Treasured great-grandma and great-great-grandma of many. Predeceased by her parents John and Ethel (Blair) Shank, siblings Lloyd Shank, Floyd Shank, Ada Dietrich and Evelyn Pickering. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Mr. Ervin Steinman Officiant. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend (poppy fund for receipt) or Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated by the family.