Ethel Lacey

Obituary of Ethel Lacey

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the Rendell family announces the peaceful “passing over” of Ethel, at her home with her son Vern by her side on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2023 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late James “Scotty”. Loving and proud mother of Vernon James (Betty-Anne). Adored grandmother of Alexandra Skinkle (Scott) and Boyd Rendell (Samantha). Proud G.G. of Elizabeth, Lily-Anne and Nora-Mae. Dear daughter of the late Edward and the late Elizabeth Rendell (nee Douchamie). Ethel was born in Oba, Ontario and she proudly shared the same birth date with her younger brother, Garfield. She will be deeply missed by her sisters Karen Gillies (Jack), Sharon Rendell (late Dave Patterson) and predeceased by her sisters Mary Vosper (late Tom) and Pauline Rendell and brothers Louis Rendell (Deidra)(late Diane) and Ronald Rendell (Dorothy) both of Hornepayne, Ontario and Garfield Rendell (Renate). Cousin of Donald Douchamie (Mary Ellen), Davideen Douchamie (Steve), Robert Douchamie (Penny), Lesley, Stephen and Brian (Jennifer) Douchamie and families. Special and dear friend of Gloria Grant (Timmins) formerly of Oba. Daughter-in-law of the late Jim and Jeanette Lacey. Sister-in-law of the late Dennis (Karen), Noreen Fellinger (Heinz), Catherine Fisher (Brian) and the late Sharon Laude (Mike). Ethel will be missed by her many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and her furry companion Maggie.


Ethel, over the past few years, enjoyed using her laptop to google information and use her facebook page to engage and share her many stories with her family and friends. In keeping up with her dear Toronto Maple Leafs, she would always post last nights score. She was our story teller and historian, especially when it came to her home town of Oba. She loved a good game of scrabble and also shared her love of music by posting her favourite music videos. She especially loved the daily contact with her son, Vern and catching up on the news of her precious grandchildren. Ethel also enjoyed visiting with her friends at her apartment complex. She was loving, feisty, witty and very clever. Family was important, and she was the tie that kept us all together.


Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 12:00 noon with Mrs. Helen Smith officiating.


A special thank you to the Sault Ste. Marie Paramedics and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for the professionalism, kindness and compassion. In keeping with remembrance, healing, togetherness and celebration, we send a special thank you to the sacred fire keepers. Thank you, Jeffrey Rendell, for smudging. Ethel was a proud member of the Brunswick House First Nations, Chapleau, Ontario.