Tribute was paid to Ellen McIntyre who was born and bred in Largs, at her funeral service in Clark Memorial Church on Tuesday 21st July 2015.

Ellen, who was 85, formerly of Queens Avenue and Seamore Street, died peacefully at Moorburn Manor Nursing Home, and is survived by sons Alan and Neil, daughters Fiona and Audrey, ten grandchildren and a great grandson. She was predeceased by husband Lennie.

The Rev. David Watson spoke of Ellen's involvement in Clark Memorial Pantomimes when she was a young woman which led to her long association with the Operatic Society, Largs Players and Variations choral group. The minister said that she enjoyed entertaining.

Elder daughter Fiona McMillan delivered a very amusing poem which reflected on her mum's past job, running the shoe department at the former Co-op store in Boyd Street where she was likened to the Mrs Slocombe character from 'Are You Being Served'.

A service was also held at Greenock Crematorium, and a collection was taken for the national Diabetes charity.


Sadly, Ellen McIntyre passed away peacefully at Moorburn Manor Nursing Home, and her funeral was held at Clark Memorial Church on 21st July 2015. She was 85 years old.

Ellen was a staunch and enthusiastic member of Largs Amateur Operatic Society for many years, and appeared in dozens of shows, having first appeared in the 1960 production of 'The New Moon'.

Ellen delighted in singing and performing, and loved the great bonhomie of the Society.

She will be missed by many friends in Largs and district.


With acknowledgements to the'Largs & Millport Weekly News'