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Ellen Joan Mephan

Ellen Joan Mephan

Ellen Joan Mephan, 80, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016, in Fredericton, NB. She was born in Fredericton, N.B. on December 22 1935, to John R. Bird and Helena A. Bird (Paisley). She graduated from Fredericton High School and obtained business and management certificates from UPEI. Ellen was active in the Student Wives Club at UNB where her first husband was a student, as well as, working for The Central Trust Company. In 1967 she moved to Prince Edward Island, where she lived for the majority of her life and met her 2nd and 3rd husbands. On PEI, she was a successful business woman and was employed by the Provincial Government Tourism and Marketing Board. One of her proudest moments was representing the Province of PEI at the Worlds Expo in Vancouver in 1986. Her strong organizational skills were appreciated by the many boards she was a member of in Charlottetown. Ellen Joan will be remembered for her radiant smile, warm personality, zest for life, “a can do” attitude, sense of humor, and a love of people. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Ellen is survived by her son, Patrick Clark and her daughter Rebecca Rioux. She is also survived by her step-children, Rob, Lisa and Marianne Mepham; her two brothers; Owen Bird and his wife Helen, of Arnprior, Ont. and Roy Bird and his wife Dorothy, of Harvey, NB. She is also survived by her Aunt; Maxine Wheeler. There will be a private memorial service at a later date as per her request. She will be interred at Floral Hills Cemetery in Fredericton, PEI beside her 3rd husband, Robert "Bo" Mepham. Ellen Joan was a strong supporter of the Women’s Movement, so any bequests to charities that help the safety and progress of women's rights and well-being would be greatly appreciated. McAdam's Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.mcadamsfh.com


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