In Memory of




Obituary for Ellen Tree UE

Barbara “Ellen” Tree UE (nee Fink) –

Ellen passed away at home, surrounded by her family on December 3, 2022 in her 83rd year.

For 49 years Ellen was married to her loving husband Gerald “Jerry” Tree. She delighted in being Mom to Paul (Karen) and Timothy, and Nana to Brayden and Connor. She is lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Goddard, brothers Jim (Mary), John (Janice), and sister and brother in-laws, Velma (Edward) Wessel, Heather Fink, Gordon (Alice) Smith and Ronald (Joan) Morrison and their families with love. Fondly, remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents James Edward Fink and Lillian Gertrude Culver and youngest brother Ronald Fink.

Ellen spent many years working as a secretary and volunteered many years in her local church at First Baptist Church Woodstock, with the Oxford Brant Association of Baptist Churches and Baptist Women of Ontario & Quebec, the Grand River Branch of the United Empire Loyalists and Christian Service Centers.

Visitation will be held at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home on Friday, December 9, 2022 between 4 – 8 p.m. With a Celebration of Life at First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Andrew Bellous officiating. Interment to take place at the Baptist Cemetery, Woodstock. A reception will follow at the First Baptist Church.

Donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church Woodstock or Grand River Branch UEL, and can be arranged through the funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent to