Ellie Parnes

Posted October 2, 2021 at 9:16 am by

Ellie Parnes passed peace­ful­ly at The Vil­lage ear­ly Thurs­day morn­ing Sep­tem­ber 30, 2021 on San Juan Island at age 90. She was sur­round­ed by her friends and family.

She loved liv­ing in Fri­day Har­bor and get­ting to know so many Islanders. She had worked at Spa D Bune as a recep­tion­ist bring­ing her grace and ele­gance. She was also a nee­dle point design­er and artist for over 25 years with nation­al acclaim.

Ellie was a great sup­port for many peo­ple with an abil­i­ty to tru­ly lis­ten and offer her wis­dom. A shin­ing light to all who know her.  Known to have said “If you look your best, you feel your best.” She kept this pos­i­tive atti­tude through­out her life. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The fam­i­ly wants to thank the friends and care­givers, the Hos­pice teams and a spe­cial thanks to Doc­tor Rachel Bish­op who all became an impor­tant part of Ellie’s fam­i­ly and showed her such lov­ing kind­ness in recent years.

She is sur­vived by daugh­ters Janie Ogle (Ter­ry), Nan­cy Gaynor (Richard), grand­chil­dren Amelia (Chad), Emi­ly (Jason) and Adam, great-grand­daugh­ter Skye, niece Julia, cousins Jack, Joel and Lan­nie. Also dear to her were long­time friends Doris, JoEllen, Beth, Krista, Susan, Dana, Marie and Alison.

No ser­vice is sched­uled at this time. 

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  1. My beau­ti­ful Lady Eleanor! OH how I will miss your grace, friend­ship, ele­gance & love! Like a moth­er to me since day #1, I will cher­ish our dai­ly talks, your great advice & many vis­its~ for­ev­er. You will nev­er tru­ly be gone as I will car­ry you around in my heart until the end of my days… Until I see you again my Ellie Bird, fly in peace my dear. Now It’s time to be with your true love, who you have patient­ly wait­ed many trips around the sun for.…
    I will car­ry the love you gave me, with me, until the end of time.. XOXO

    Comment by alison on October 3, 2021 at 12:00 am
  2. The last 4+ years of my life were made the rich­er because of the many hours spent with Ellie. She brought beau­ty and sun­shine into any room she occu­pied — and into my heart for­ev­er. I already miss her sore­ly, but she’s danc­ing with Artie once again, and she so deserves that joy and ful­fill­ment. I will love you always, Ellie.

    Comment by Susan Matthews on October 4, 2021 at 7:08 pm

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