Ellen Mackay was born in 1941. She compiled an illustrated history of more than 100 religious structures and sites in the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys, Places of Worship (Sono Nis, 1991), which covers a 150-year period from 1850. The book received a Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for history in 1992. She moved to B.C. from eastern Canada in 1986 and lives in a converted church overlooking Maple Bay.

[BCBW 1992] "Architecture" "Religion"