Ellen Elizabeth Thomas, a resident of TLC, Little Current, died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 97. Born to Ludella (nee Nevills) and Henry Cooper, in Mindemoya, on April 13, 1919. Predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon (February 1996). Loving mother of Elizabeth McLennan (predeceased May 2007), and James (wife Susan) of Sault Ste. Marie. Proud grandmother of David and Derek McLennan (wife Michelle), Ryan Thomas (wife Krystyna). Cherished great-grandmother of Anya, Logann, Lily and Ethan. Dear sister of Alvern Nighswander (husband Stuart predeceased) of Little Current, Bert Cooper (wife Shirley predeceased) of Mindemoya, Don Cooper (wife Gertrude) of Little Current, Jean Harfield (predeceased), Lena (predeceased), Jack (predeceased), Leonard Cooper (predeceased) (wife Ellen) of Little Current. Predeceased by sister-in-law Karlene. Will always be remembered by daughter-in-law Cheryl Thomas and son-in-law Robin McLennan as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Nellie was a member of the Tehkummah Pentecostal Church and the Women’s Institute for 50 years. She was a founding member of the Tehkummah Triangle Club as well as the Merry Makers of Sandfield, where she also was the vice president for many years. Nellie enjoyed crochet, knitting, quilting, painting, playing Scrabble and doing crosswords. Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Visitation starts at 12 pm. Funeral Service at 2 pm with Pastor Paul Van Kesteren officiating. Burial at Mindemoya Cemetery. Donations to Manitoulin Community Church would be greatly appreciated. Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for charitable donations. Record your thoughts, memories and photos at www.islandfuneralhome.ca.