Marcia Ellen Kozak

April 1, 1966January 5, 2021

KOZAK, Marcia "Ellen"- It is with great sadness we announce the passing of lifelong Soo resident Ellen Kozak.

Ellen was born April 1, 1966 and left us far too soon in the early hours of Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Predeceased by her mother Marcia, father Fred and sister Wendy. Ellen will be lovingly remembered by her beloved big brother James Kozak (Lisa) and her sister Diana Kozak (Tim Balcombe). She will be fondly remembered by extended family members Robin, Eric and Brad also dear friend Mary Bingham.

Ellen struggled with health issues all her life and she met every hurdle with unmatched strength, determination and most of all hope. Her sense of humour and positive outlook made it easy for anyone fortunate enough to meet her to love her. You could try to beat her at a game of Gin if you dared. One of Ellen's greatest joys was sharing the unconditional love of a long list of pets and pretty much any cat or dog that crossed her path. Ellen jumped into every activity with gusto, an interest in photography found her snapping photos and learning to develop her own film. Ellen loved to eat and reacted to every shared meal as if it came from a five star restaurant. Even as Ellen's physical abilities waned her big heart and desire to please never wavered. Anyone that knew and loved Ellen was richer for the experience and her loss leaves us with a desire to live our own lives with a purpose and joy that honours her memory.

Please take a moment to remember our beautiful baby sister Ellen and please plan on joining us for a celebration of her life as soon as we're all able to gather.

I think Ellen would love if people made donations to the Humane Society in her name. Her family would also appreciate if you would visit to demand we make immediate changes to ensure our most vulnerable residents get the care they need.

Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


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Stacey Manning

January 14, 2021

James and Dianna

My deepest condolences for this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ellen was a teacher in this life. A teacher of perseverance, unconditional love, determination, kindness, and so much more. I am so grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of her life and experience all the gifts she had to share in this world.

To my dearest Elle aka Babe! I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being a teacher in my life and an amazing friend. You always had a way of amazing me and touching my heart every single day. I would never change a single moment of the time we shared together. I cherish you and every milestone we walked together. Keep shining your light and spreading the love in heaven. See you again one day for a game of gin. ❤️

Burnie Thorp

January 8, 2021


My condolences on your sister's death. Sorry for your loss.


Carolyn McLean

January 7, 2021

James, Diana and Family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ellen. My heart is breaking for you. I have such fond memories of Ellen. We sure had fun with all of the neighbourhood kids when we were growing up. She had a kind and gentle soul. She will be truly missed. Thinking of you.
Carolyn McLean and Wayne Ralph

Marilyn Brown

January 6, 2021

James and Diana,I am so sorry to hear of Ellen passing,she was always so cheerful and happy whenever we saw her.I have very good memories of her and Marcia and Duchess.RIP Elllen.

Carla McLean

January 6, 2021

James and Diana,
Our hearts go out to you and your family on Ellen’s passing. We admired Ellen for her sense of humour, her positive outlook and love of life. She was an angel in our eyes and will always be.
Hugs, Carla, Donald McLean and family