Obituary of Georgia Ada Ellis
In her 93rd year, peacefully in Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Smiths Falls Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Robert Ellis (Ottawa), her two brothers Charles and Robert Phelan (Montreal) and her parents Margaret (Beard) and Eugene Phelan (Montreal). Survived by her stepchildren Shirley (Bill) Hicks, Kingston, Patty (Rick) St. Dennis (Smiths Falls) and Richard Ellis (Ottawa). Fondly remembered by her extended family of nieces and nephews.
Georgie graduated from McGill University with a Masters Degree in Library Science in 1969. A dedicated librarian she held several positions with McGill University libraries and later in Ottawa achieved the position of Director of Library Services at Statistics Canada. In 1990 the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services chose Georgie to receive the CASLIS Award for Special Librarianship in Canada. Under her guidance the Statistics Canada Library had grown to provide support not only for departmental programs, but for the Canadian research community and the public.
In retirement, Georgie was an active volunteer as Secretary on the Board of the Friends of the National Library and Archives. Her positive attitude was reflected in successful fundraising through giant book sales and evenings with guest authors.
Georgie cherished her friends and her sheltie collies.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Blair and Son, Smiths Falls. Interment will occur at a future date in Notre Dame Des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal.
A special thank you goes to the staff at Van Horne Retirement Residence and the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital for their compassionate care.
In memory of Georgie donations may be made to the Friends of the National Library and Archives or the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.