Andriash, Ellen Jane

September 26, 1953 ~ July 08, 2022

ANDRIASH, Ellen Jane – It is with heavy hearts the family of Ellen Andriash (nee Ayers) announces her unexpected passing at Bluewater Health Charlotte Englehart (CEE) Hospital on Friday July 8, 2022 at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Patrick Andriash of Brigden for 30 years. Loving mother to Michael Buhlmann, Eddie Babcock (Jolene Daly), Amanda Baltzer (James) and Kerry Andriash (Mike Holman). Special grandma to Carly-Anne Baltzer, Italy and Briella Buhlmann. Special niece to Thelma Ayers and life-long best friend to Marti St. Jean and numerous cousins and extended family and friends. Ellen will be sadly missed by her fur baby Sugar Bear. Ellen was predeceased by her parents Edgar and Phyllis Ayers and brother Allan Ayers. Ellen had a deep love and was extremely passionate about animals that was expressed through her many years working alongside Marti at P-King Kennels. Ellen also spent part of her early professional career as bookkeeper at Bay View Crysler Dodge, Sarnia.  Ellen was proud of her family heritage, taking great pride by joining the Forest Legion and playing the tenor drum with Sarnia Legion Pipeband (formerly Petrolia Legion Pipeband), Forest Legion Pipeband, Strathroy Legion Pipeband and Chatham Kent Pipes and Drums. After retiring from Pipeband Life, Ellen continued to enjoy spending time with her granddaughter Carly Anne on the soccer field or her at her Irish Dancing recitals. Special thanks to the Brigden Fire Department, Lambton EMS, Dr Ahmed, Dr Mather and the exceptional staff at CEE hospital.

Funeral Details
Friends and family will be received at  Steadman Brother’s Funeral home, Brigden on Friday July 15, 2022 with visitation beginning at 10am with memorial service to follow at 11am.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or The Sarnia and District Humane Society.


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  1. Dear Pat, Mike, Eddie, Amanda, Kerry and families,
    We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
    Cousin Roy, Janet and Kaitlyn

  2. Dear Pat and Family,
    We are saddened to hear the news of Ellen’s passing. We are praying for you during this difficult time.
    – Your friends at Mission Thrift Store

  3. Pat, Mike, Eddie, Amanda, Kerry and families
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ellen’s passing. We shared many great times with the band on parades and in competitions near and far. Please accept our condolences.
    Nick Ferris and Sue Cook

  4. Amanda, Kerry and Families,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Be well and safe.

    Nick Salaris

  5. Eddie, Amanda, Kerry, Pat and families.
    So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Ellen. Please accept our condolences. She was a unique lady and will be sadly missed.
    Rob and Josie Easton

  6. Dear Pat, Michael, Eddie, Kerry, Amanda and families,
    To say we are in shock would be an understatement. Thank you, Eddie, for the difficult phone call. We wish we had spent more time with you in the past few years since leaving Brigden as we miss all of you dearly. Our hearts are breaking for you. Much love, Jill and Dave

  7. PAT & FAMILY so sorry to hear about the passing of Ellen, our deepest sympathy and Love to the family.

  8. Dear Eddie and your family, sorry to hear of your mom’s passing ,you are in our thoughts

  9. So very hear of your Moms passing Kerry and Amanda & your families. Thinking of you all Melody & Kevin & Colleen

  10. Dear Eddie and family;
    I am deeply sorry for your loss and will always remember your mom being a very warm and gracious person with me whenever we met. Always treasure the many wonderful moments you were able to have and share with her. Sincerely, Marjory Laws

  11. Rest In Peace, Ellen. Sorry for your loss Pat, Michael, Eddie, Kerry, Amanda and families. Thinking of you all,
    Tom and Sharon Rankin

  12. Pat, Amanda, Kerri, Eddie and your families,
    So sorry to hear this news. Sending love to you from Mom & I, and the rest of your FLPB Family.

  13. Amanda, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you be comforted in knowing that others are thinking of you and praying that peace will abound.

  14. Patrick & family ..
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time .
    Brenda and Pete English

  15. Dear Eddie & Jolene
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Thinking about you in this sad time. 😔 Aunt Robin & Uncle Dan