Elsie Lorraine (Green) Bishop

23 junio , 19294 abril , 2021

Elsie Lorraine Bishop (nee Green) was born to Thomas Russell Green and Gertrude Harriet (Earl) Green, on June 23, 1929 in the city of Owen Sound Ontario. She had 7 sisters and 7 brothers. She passed away on April 4, 2021 at home in her 91st year.

Elsie met her husband on the steps of the old BME Church in Windsor. They were married on June 29th, 1949 and Fred passed away on October 20th, 1998.

Celebrating her life and home going are her children: Ross, wife Judy; Harvey, wife Cathy; Nancy; Frederick (Rick); Denise, husband Wade Earle; William (Bill); Carol, husband Kevin Ellsworth; John; and Lesa, husband Lorenzo Walker. Predeceased by Dennis (1953) and Paul (2016). She is survived by 18 grandchildren (predeceased by 1), 15 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by 2 sisters, Doris Green and Sally Houston, 1 brother George, wife Carol, sister-in-law Lois Green, brother-in-law Marvin Bishop, partner Robert and special friend Herbert Burnett.

Elsie attended Stratford Normal School where she achieved her teaching degree and taught at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute (OSCVI). Elsie was very artistic and expressed her talent through ceramics, knitting and painting. She found joy in reading with students from the local elementary schools. She was a champion dart player at the local Legion 157 and an honorary member. Elsie was a philanthropist and strongly supported the Hour Day Study Club, NorthStar Cultural Community Centre, Samaritans Purse, Kidney Foundation, only to name a few. She was also the secretary of The Crescendo Club, president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the North American Black Historical Museum and an activist for the black community.

At the age of 70 she acquired her driver’s license for the first time, and she never looked back. But her greatest love was for the BME Church, where she served as the treasurer, usher and secretary of the Church Aid Society.

The greatest attributes of Elsie, our mother, was that she was strong, courageous, fearless, and resilient. Some took her gentle quietness for weakness, but it was her greatest strength. She smiled in the face of adversity and endured pain and suffering with grace. Rev. Thomas and Pastor Talbot remarked on her smile, beautiful countenance, and gentle spirit, and said she was truly and angel from Jesus.

Rest in peace gentle spirit, until we meet again...

Visitation was held at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Private Family Service was held at Anderson Funeral Home on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. You can visit Elsie’s online memorial at to join a livestream link that will be available to the view the funeral service from your home.

Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.

Donations to the British Methodist Episcopal Church Ontario Chapter would be appreciated by the family.


  • The British Methodist Episcopal Church Ontario Chapter


  • Visitation (Reservations Must be made to attend)

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  • Interment (Reservsation must be made to attend)

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Elsie Lorraine (Green) Bishop


George & Barbara Orban

12 abril , 2021

Dear Ross & Judy, Harvey & Cathy, & all the Bishop family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Wayne and Linda Logan

11 abril , 2021

Carol, Kevin, Nancy and family

You have our deepest sympathy. Mrs. Bishop such a pleasant and happy person.. She would always say to me how’s my dimples whenever I would see her. She will be greatly missed.

Wayne and Linda

Anna and Bryan Walls

9 abril , 2021

Our condolences to the Bishop family.
Carol, Kevin and children take comfort in knowing that your loved one is resting in the arms of the Lord and that Elsie will be your guardian angel.

God Bless you
Anna and Bryan

Heather Baylis

9 abril , 2021

I am sorry to hear about Elsie, she is a beautiful woman of God. I remember her beautiful smile and peace of God she had. When God made Elsie, he gave you and the family his Best! My prayers are with Carol, Nancy and family.

Love from Heather, Marllon, Aleisha, Darion

Terryll Chase

9 abril , 2021

Our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to the Bishop Families. Mrs. Bishop was a Beautiful Lady, will miss her smiles. Prayers and love to you all ❤ God bless 🕊 🙏
Terryll Chase and Family

Sibyl Lendore

9 abril , 2021

I had the pleasure in August to spend a day with my Aunt Elsie. She had called me wanting to visit her younger sister Doris who is in a Nursing Home. A short visit was had with lots of smiles and sister love. How could we know this would be the last time they would see each other. I was truly blessed to witness this and have no regrets.
I will cherish all the memories we shared and the crazy stories my Mom her sister Gwen had told me that only bring a smile.
My sincere condolences go out to my cousins unfortunately Covid keeps us apart but know we are with you in spirit.

Rest In Peace Aunt Elsie you will forever be in our hearts
Love Your Nieces Sibyl & Anngellica Lendore

Catherine Pasarich

9 abril , 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing a loved one. Lots of Love & Light from our hearts to your hearts, Catherine, Ian & Jaxson

Alana Tremblay(Suddick)

8 abril , 2021

So very sorry for the loss of sweet Elsie. My parents were good friends years ago and I have fond memories of visits.
May she Rest In Peace and may her memory be a blessing to all.

Suzanne Poirier

8 abril , 2021

We would like to express our sincere condolences to Nancy and family. Elsie will be missed by her friends at Life After Fifty.

Jo-Anne & Ron Kettlewell

8 abril , 2021

To an angel on earth and now a heavenly angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may lovely memories assist you in these difficult days and in the years ahead.