Obituary of Melville Edward Elliot
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, husband, papa and great-papa at St. Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday, March 2nd at the age of 86.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Doreen Elliot (Lewis) of 54 years, Mel is survived by his wife, Eileen Elliot (Parry). Mel was a devoted father and will be missed by his daughters Kim Braun (Robert) and Karen Fletcher (Paul), and was a cherished papa to Rebekah, Rachel (Adam), Nicole (Kyle), Aaron (Devan), Eric (Kendra), Nathan and Natasha and great-papa to Caleb, Zachary, Vivian and Ava. He will be remembered fondly by Eileen’s children Douglas and Patricia. Mel will also be lovingly remembered by his sister, Joan (Jim) and sister-in-law Dorothy (Ken) and brother-in-laws Dennis (Merle), Dale (Pam) and Dwayne (Kelly) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mel graduated from Lorne Park College in 1954, taught for a number of years there and then moved to Waterloo where he taught for many years at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute (KCI). After retiring from teaching, he became a meter reader with Union Gas for a short time before moving to the cottage for full-time retirement near Lions Head. After many years there, Mel & Doreen returned to the KW area to be closer to amenities here.
Mel will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man who deeply loved God and his family. He spent much time at the trailer and loved singing and feeding his birds. Papa loved his grandchildren immensely. They were his pride and joy and in his thoughts and prayers daily. His whisker rubs will never be forgotten.
A committal service has taken place at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends and family are encouraged to attend virtually using the livestream provided by the funeral home at www.erbgood.com. Attending in person is by invitation only.
Condolences for the family and donations to Gideons International Canada, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.