Ellen MacIntosh Fraser
A lady with a lamp shall stand,
In the great history of the land,
A noble type of good,
(from Santa Filomena by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1857)
Welcome, family and friends.
Descendants of Ellen MacIntosh Fraser
Ellen MacIntosh Fraser (daughter of William MacKay Fraser and Ellen Harkness) was born June 18, 1931, in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
Ellen is an accomplished pianist, having tested with The Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied tap dancing with renowned instrutor, John Stanzel, in Arnprior.
She trained to become a nurse at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, graduating with the class of 1954. Ellen has since been employed with the V.O.N.(Victorian Order of Nurses), also in various hospitals and facilities, but primarily devoting her efforts to the care of the elderly in the local nursing home. Ellen is an avid reader, and knits beautiful afghans.
She married Howard Bernard Downey(born August 20, 1934 in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, died February 14, 2013, Carleton Place, Ontario) son of Michael Joseph Downey and Maude Gillis, December 26, 1959, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Visit The Gillis Family Home Page by Stephen Gillis, to see the Gillis/Downey family tree. Howard Bernard Downey is is #150 in the Descendants of Donald -Oban- Gillis list). Howard worked for 28 years caring for residents at the Rideau Regional Center in Smiths Falls, Ontario. He enjoyed woodworking, home renovations and sports such as hockey, bowling, darts and shuffleboard. He was known as a devoted family man and good friend to many.
Howard Bernard Downey 1958
Children of Ellen MacIntosh Fraser and Howard Bernard Downey are:
i. Loretta Margaret Downey ,.
ii. John Gerald Downey ,.
iii. Kathleen Cecilia Downey ,.
iv. Marjorie Ellen Downey ,.
v. Aileen Isabelle Downey , married Jeffrey Allen Puckett.
vi. Theresa Marie Downey ,.
Howard Bernard and Alphonsus Gerard Downey 1940
Memories that are shared are not easily forgotten,