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Estill, Ann A.

Ann Aurelia Estill (née Wilcox) -
Passed away at her home in Guelph, Ontario on February 23rd, 2019. She was 87 years old.

Ann was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1931. The middle sister of 3, she is survived by her younger sister Margaret Kellner. Ann majored in English and Religion at Elmira College (class of '53).

Ann was married to the love of her life, Don, for 62 years. He passed away in 2016.

Ann was the proud mother of four: Mark (who passed away in 2008), Jim, Glen and Lyle. Ann was a loving grandmother to eight and great-grandmother to seven.

After the boys grew up, Ann became a United Church Minister, and preached in Ontario and in Iowa. She loved to tell stories, read books, and spend time at the Arboretum. She was an avid writer. Ann and Don completed their memoirs in 2009, but Ann kept at it, sending articles to family and friends until the end. She also mentored other budding authors in her memoir writing group.

A funeral will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, March 2nd at Harcourt United Church at 87 Dean Ave in Guelph. A reception will be held at 12:00pm at the University of Guelph Arboretum off College Ave.

Ann and Don were generous philanthropists. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to The Brain Tumour Foundation ( or The Nature Conservancy (

A tree will be planted in memory of Ann A. Estill in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

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