Elspeth Guthrie Sinclair

Elspeth Guthrie Sinclair - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY:  October 15th, 2020 at age 87. Elspeth is predeceased by her husband and love of her life, John Sinclair.  She is survived by son, John Sinclair, daughter Elizabeth (Paul) Maynard, daughter Lorraine (Shaun) Cleary. 4 grand-children; Andrea (Scott) General, John (Karen) Moore, Ashley (Brian) Kelley, Paige (Dom) Cleary. Great-grandchildren, Dustin, Madison, Riley, Connor, Mason, Taylor and Camryn; And many friends and family locally and in Scotland, Florida and Canada.

Elspeth was born and raised in Methil Scotland and immigrated to America in 1967 where she raised her family. She worked at the first Wegmans at Midtown Plaza, and then proceeded to be a famous waitress at Woolworths. She had a love for life and for her family.

Thank you to Unity Hospital for all of your exceptional care. All of the care providers were outstanding, a special shout out to Step Down ICU.  The love, care, comfort, Scottish songs and unbelievable compassion will never be forgotten by our family.

Elspeth’s Celebration of life will be Tuesday, October 20th at Greece United Methodist Church at Noon, 1924 Maiden Lane Rochester, NY 14626.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Greece United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

8 Condolences

  1. Myra Mears on October 17, 2020 at 7:22 am

    We send our sincere condolences from Leven, Fife, Scotland .Elsie was a lovely friendly lady, her husband John and my husband John were full cousins and spent much of their young lives together. Both went through the ranks of the Boys Brigade together and it gave them good founding for their adult lives Young John and our son Glenn were always in our local park playing football before the family emigrated
    We do hope as a family your many happy memories of your Mum will give you much comfort. X

  2. Aileen (Sklair) Szatynski on October 17, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Elsie & John and my parents, Eddie & Jean Sklair, we’re great friends for years. They had wonderful times together, especially on their cruises. The Sinclairs were like family to us, and Elsie was always so kind. We just loved her. She will be dearly missed, but we’re consoled by the thought that she is reunited with her beloved John. Until we meet again…. 💖

  3. Evelyn Sklair on October 17, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Elsie loved a good time and lots of laughs and we sure did laugh a lot. Elsie and John hung out with my parents Eddie and Jean Sklair for many years. Both my Dad and John were ex-navy men and so had lots in common and provided much amusement for Mum and Else. Please send my love to my Dad and John. You will be sorely missed. Much love to you and the family.

  4. Janice Barnum on October 18, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Dear Lorraine ,

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Losing a mother is so very hard. She is still watching over you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Jacqueline. Bihrle on October 18, 2020 at 10:07 am


  6. JACQUELINE Bihrle on October 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Dear Lorraine, my Deepest condolences to you and your family on Elsie’s passing.she was a beautiful kind woman. I’m glad I had an opportunity to have known her.

  7. Veronica Richardson on October 19, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Elsie….a wonderful Lady…and a wonderful FRIEND.

    Many memories….we will miss her….but she will always be in our HEART.

    Veronica and Joan Richardson

  8. Dave littlefield and Daughter Barb on November 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    My dad and I just learned of your moms passing! We never saw it in paper! So sorry for the whole family !

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