Ellen MacPhee Death – Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death
Ellen MacPhee passed on Saturday and the world is infinitely less kind and less positive. She was a beacon of light for anyone who knew her.
I first met Ellen when she was a child, perhaps 11 years old. I’d gone to do a story about two siblings, Ellen and her brother John, who were gaining a reputation as brilliant musicians at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts in Summerside. She was a delight to interview – bubbly and cheery and filled with pure joy.
She never lost that.
We’d stumble over one another many more times over the years. I convinced her to do a series of shows north of Toronto with Allison, Jeff Matheson and me. She lit up the stage – playing pipes, dancing and singing.
Later she went off for a year of special training in California. Oddly, over that distance we became closer than ever: chatting on our computers late into the night. She was lonely and unsure and needed someone familiar. And there I was. Late in the night in California is LATE in the night in PEI. But spending time with her was worth a sluggish next day.
I went to Stephen. “Look, to the entire world, Ellen is this perfect woman. She’s gorgeous. She’s smart. Funny. Talented. Great dancer. Bright. Positive. Kind. Just … perfect. But come on, man. There’s gotta be something. Some flaw. Help me out.”
I had my pen poised. He thought. And thought. And thought.
“Well. Sometimes … when she gives me a job to do … she takes a long time to think through what she wants. Then she tells me how she wants it done. I guess that can be offputting.
I get that everybody thinks she’s perfect. But nobody is. We’re all crazy. It’s just that her brand of crazy is the kind people love.”
So I went off and wrote the song Perfectly Imperfect. I’ll link to it in the comments. Over the years since, just about every woman in my life has suspected it was written about them.
People, if Ellen was ever in your life, even for a minute, I don’t need to tell you how amazing she was. If she never touched your life, just think of the kindest,sweetest, most positive and life giving force you can imagine. That was Ellen. Times ten. Times a hundred.
She was on the Island this summer. What with Covid and the fact that I couldn’t drive at night and other things, I didn’t hike across the island to see her. No biggie, I thought. She sometimes comes back at Christmas. Plenty of time …
So she’s gone. And there’s a hole in the world. A giant deficit in kindness. In joy. In love. In positive energy.
Folks, we all need to pick up the slack. Love each other. Be kind. Be gentle.
Ellen left that behind for us. Let’s use it.
Through a social media announcement, DeadDeath learned on September 21, 2021, about the death of Ellen MacPhee who has died. In the mourning spirit of this death, families, friends, and associates of the deceased share their sad news across social media timelines.
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