The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada is saddened to announce that Sister Elaine Flood (Sister St. Timothy) died peacefully at the residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph 485 Windermere Road, London Ontario, on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
Mary Elaine Flood was born on December 4, 1939, in Windsor in Essex County and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on January 3, 1959, at Mount St. Joseph, London where she professed her final vows on January 3, 1966.
She will be fondly remembered by all her CSJ Sisters. Her presence as a loving sister will be missed by her sisters Gertrude, Marilynn (Randy) and brothers Robert (Jacqueline), Francis (Sylvia), James (Sandra), Edward (Laurie) and Randolph (Deborah), sister-in-laws, Mary Lou and Janine, honourary family member, Bridget Hobbs -Pope and many nieces and nephews.
Sister Elaine is predeceased by her parents, Aileen (McCloskey) and her father, Donald as well as her sister, Margaret and sister-in-law Kathy and brothers Patrick and Timothy and brother -in-laws, Meredith and Paul.
Sister Elaine's formal education, on-going learning and teaching immersed her in the field of music from 1966-1993. Sister Elaine taught piano in Tillsonburg and in London, at Mount St. Joseph School of Music and the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music. Sister Elaine was instrumental in bringing the Francis Clarke group piano method to our school of Music. She instituted and championed the annual Creative Music Festival at St. Joseph's School of Music.
After her years of teaching at the Western Conservatory of music in London, she turned her attention to ministering to her parents and family members but kept her fingers on the keyboard by volunteering to play the organ for many years at the parish church of St. Mary's in Maidstone. In 2017, Sister Elaine returned to London and moved into our Residence, and we had the opportunity to provide her with the caring support, she had so generously provided for others.
Sister will be remembered for her great love of music, which she generously shared with many. There was a special way in which her face would light up when something struck her as amusing. Some of us became wiser, learning firsthand from her, that a kettle changes pitch when the water boils. Sister Elaine lived out her life quietly without fanfare day by day.
Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St., London, on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. As per COVID -19 regulations, all visitors will be required to be fully vaccinated, wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and provide their name and contact information for contact tracing at the funeral home upon arrival.
Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions a private vigil service will be held at the Residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph on the evening of Friday, December 3, 2021. A private funeral liturgy will be celebrated in the chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021. You are invited to attend her funeral with us virtually. The link to access the service is www.csjcanada.org/funeralef
Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, London following her funeral service.
Expressions of sympathy or donations to the works of the Congregation in memory of Sister Elaine Flood may be made at www.csjcanada.org
Online condolences & Guest Book at www.oneilfuneralhome.ca