In loving memory of Elaine (“Ellie”) who sadly passed away on 22nd April 2022
The funeral service and reception was held on Thursday 26th May at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground. This is a beautiful nature reserve that Elaine would have loved. Please feel welcome to leave a personal tribute further down this page.
Ellie, the mother of my best friend since i was 7 , so many wonderful memories as a child in and out of your house, playdates, dinner’s, holiday’s, your laughter was infectious and i can still hear it now . Sharing a room with you in Malta for Holly’s wedding, I’ll never forget, we had late night chats and laughs getting ready together. Ellie you’ll be missed by so many , fly high and rest in peace, all my love Helen 💓 xxx
Remembering a gorgeous friend who was taken away from us too early. I met Elaine at college and have remained good friends for 50 years. She was beautiful inside and out and will be sadly missed. God bless you. Xxx
Fifty years of happy memories with my lovely friend. Miss you.
Ellie worked for the safeguarding children partnership twice and had a great impact. Her chosen charity today is very fitting as she was passionate about her own family, and local young people and children, their wellbeing and keeping safe. Ellie worked for us into the autumn 2021 and she will be really missed- she was a hard working, happy personality who brought her motivation and energy to our team. I send condolences to Ellie’s friends and family at this sad time.
Never ever did I think it was possible to care for a Mother in law as much as I cared for you.
You are so sorely missed already and you will leave a massive void in our lives.
Always such a kind, thoughtful, happy, positive, and courageous person.
Thankyou for every moment.
Sweet dreams old girl xx
I have the fondest memories working with you.
You was always caring, fun loving with a big heart.
Gone too soon
RIP Sweetie 💞💐
Ellie – a wonderful friend to me. So caring, full of energy, warmth and so funny! Miss you so much already.
Thank you Ellie for all the fun memories working as close colleagues for the BEST team. You were so genuinely passionate about helping young people and always full of plans for the future. Hard to believe you are no more. Shall miss you.
Ellie managed the BEST Team which I was a part of. She looked after us well. Our office was extremely tidy and organised, just the way Ellie wanted it :). I will always remember her humour, wit and impeccable style. She genuinely cared about each one of us! She would often share stories about her family who she loved dearly, her passion for keeping fit, her trips to the golf course and she was always jetting off somewhere 😉 She loved life!
Sending condolences and prayers to the family, may she rest in peace. xxx
I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Ellie over the last few years. Ellie was a capable and supportive colleague. She was a fun and forthright team member, who made me laugh and feel cared for. I was touched by her kindness and generosity, and will always be inspired by her sense of adventure and can do approach. I will miss her and I send my sincere condolences to her family and friends.
So full of fun ever since we met at college. Always up for a challenge whether it was winning a hula hoop contest or surf school with my son.
Friends for 50 years – not long enough xx
Elaine ‘Ellie’ Boorer
I first met Ellie at the lawn Lane Centre in Lambeth where she was the manager of the work experience scheme for the authority. I was the contracted Inspector of provision for work related learning for Focus Central London, the Learning & Skills Council. Ellie explained there was a conference and we would have to sit very close to each other in a corner of a small office to be able to view her computer records. We squeezed into the slot and I asked if she was comfortable with it? She said – “I like it!”
Ellie was a formidable woman who was focused in everything she chose to do. She worked hard and long hours in all her forty plus years in local authorities – as a youth leader then work experience manager in Lambeth, In Centre Point Tower with Focus, The Learning & Skills Council in Central London, then Westminster, then Wandsworth and finally in the ‘Safeguarding’ team in Richmond.
She received national recognition for her work experience scheme in Lambeth. The award was presented to her by the Department for Education and Skills at the National Work Experience Conference at Stoke Rochford Hall some 20 plus years ago. I was lecturing at the conference and had a bouquet of flowers delivered to her office for when she returned to London. We ended up working together on many projects in subsequent years.
Ellie was great company and always kept herself fit and mobile with numerous yoga, body-pump and dance workouts each week. Her power to weight ratio was outstanding. She wanted to move to near be the river and take up a fitness routine on the water so moved from Norbury to Strawberry Hill, was blissfully happy there and became very popular in Teddington social life. In her 50th year she was a member of the Royal Canoe Club in Teddington and her Dragon Boat ladies team won two national events at the National Rowing Centre at Holme Pierrpoint. A national water sports champion at 49! All the rest of her team were under 30!
She was an avid reader, was a member of two cultural cinema groups, visited selected art exhibitions, loved live music and dancing. She travelled extensively on her own including camping with gorillas in Uganda and with a special group of friends including working with elephants in Thailand. Ellie completed loads of interesting courses including competent crew with the Royal Yachting Association in Greece and was an ‘Ambassador’ at the 2012 London Olympics.
She deeply loved her family and her three grandchildren. She had so many relatives and friends I couldn’t keep up who they all were and was frequently aggressively rebuked for not remembering the details of their importance in her life.
God Bless You Ellie – Miss you so much. Tony Johns xxx
Dearest Ellie, a true friend and best travel buddy. I will miss you greatly. we had a lot of fun, went to so many wonderful places all over the world and closer to London. Your friendship has been a thread tying much of my life together. Rest in Peace. with love Lorraine x x
To my darling sister Elaine, I have learnt so much more about you today from your friends, our family, and these wonderful tributes, you are and will always be my big sister, aka my witchy poo, we all love you so very much and hope you enjoyed your celebratory send off, Ben and Holly done you proud, fly high my darling soar the sky, love you millions, your annoying (naughty) little sister Sam xxxx
Lovely lovely Elaine,god has taken you from us too soon.you will forever be in all our hearts,I will always have fond memories of the times we all spent with you,I hope your spirit still lives on in your wonderful children Ben and holly ,good night and god bless Elaine love david xx
Elaine was my cousin and although we didn’t get to see each other very often, usually at family events, we did keep in touch by email on a regular basis although she would always apologise for the delay in responding as she led such a busy life.
She had such a special bond with each of her sisters as well as her mum Jean and was so proud of her children Ben & Holly and beautiful grandchildren Sean, Justin & Ralphie.
Elaine’s messages were always so upbeat and interested in hearing about me and my family.
She was such a kind, thoughtful, positive person with a wicked sense of humour.
I will miss Elaine so very much, as will so many people she has touched in her life. God Bless You xx
To My lovely niece Elaine who I have many happy memories, you will be missed by so many, and taken too soon
All My Love Aunt Joan xxxx
We only knew Ellie over the last couple of years as a kind and dedicated colleague and it is so lovely and humbling to read all the other tributes to her. We were aware that Ellie had many diverse interests outside of work, but hadn’t appreciated that she lived such an adventurous life, full of so many achievements!
We knew Ellie as a person who had a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of children and young people and she was working hard right up to the end of 2021. Ellie was always so positive and caring and it was a privilege to share this short time with her as a colleague.
Ellie – you are missed by all of us in child safeguarding, but you have surely transformed the lives of many young people.
Our thoughts are with your family and all your friends.
Rowan, Louise and Sian
Elaine was my cousin and although we didn’t see each other very often I always loved catching up with her and hearing her news about all the family.
Elaine was a very special person and will be missed by everyone who knew her.