Ersi Andreou Fellows
Ersi (Andreou) Fellows (1929 ~ 2019) passed away peacefully on Monday May 20th at the age of 90, following a short illness. Ersi was born in Kalamata Greece on March 11th 1929 to parents Evangelou and Irini Andreou.
Ersi was worldly, intelligent, headstrong and kind. At one point in her life Ersi was fluent in five European languages and worked for the Greek Embassy in Smyrna Turkey.She met Edward (Ted) Fellows in the mid 1960’s while she worked for the Greek government in Athens as an interpreter.Ersi was assigned to assist and translate for Ted who was working for CIDA. They were married in Halifax, Nova Scotia in December 1967 and on May 20th 1969, Ersi officially became a citizen of Canada.
Ersi was well known and admired amongst Fredericton’s Greek community. A superb cook - her lamb roast and baked lemon potatoes were second to none - for many years she and Ted hosted special gatherings at their home in Sunshine Gardens, often inviting Greek students studying at the University of New Brunswick to enjoy a traditional home-cooked Greek meal. Also, Mrs. Fellows was an avid supporter and volunteered many years at the Fredericton Community Kitchen.
During their years together Ersi and Ted travelled widely; while based in Canada, Ersi maintained lifelong homes in both Athens and in Fredericton. She frequently went back to Greece to visit family and friends in Athens and Kalamata.
A great walker, Ersi could often be spotted in Fredericton walking from her downtown residence to the Fredericton Rural Cemetery on Woodstock Rd to visit Ted’s and her Mother’s graves. Ersi was predeceased by her beloved brother Peter and his wife Ann (of Scotland).
Ersi is survived by several Greek Cousins and, in Canada, by David Fellows (Joann) and Peter Fellows (Annette Sercerchi), her grandson Mike Fellows and granddaughters Lesley Fellows (Bethany Foster), Jennifer Fellows and Erin Fellows (Tim Schriver).
Please join us in celebrating Ersi’s life with a Greek Orthodox service on Saturday Morning May 25th at 10am at St. Anne’s Chapel, Christ Church (Parish) Church, 245 Westmorland St., Fredericton. Burial immediately following service.
In place of flowers, donations to Fredericton Community Kitchen or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.