EL­LIOTT, Lewis Eu­gene

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - OBITUARIES -

Age 83 of New Ross, passed away peace­fully De­cem­ber 1, 2019 in Ever­green Home for Spe­cial Care with his lov­ing fam­ily by his side, af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer, Parkin­son’s and de­men­tia. Born in Wind­sor, he was a son of the late A. Lewis El­liott and El­la­mae (MacAskill) El­liott. Eu­gene loved his dogs, walks through the woods, fish­ing, tour­ing var­i­ous mills, week­ends at his cabin, trips to other coun­tries and es­pe­cially en­joyed fam­ily get-to­geth­ers. A very hard-worker, at age 13 he be­gan help­ing his fa­ther in his sawmill and stave mill as well as help­ing to run the lo­cal movie the­ater. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from high school, he en­rolled at Sur­vey School in Lawrence­town, be­com­ing a sur­veyor and was em­ployed by the Depart­ment of High­ways for 10 years. Un­able to re­sist mak­ing saw­dust, he re­turned to milling, even­tu­ally form­ing L.E. El­liott Lum­ber. He worked along­side his fa­ther Lewis and his son Peter. Eu­gene had a huge heart and was very fam­ily and com­mu­nity minded. He was a mem­ber of Christ Angli­can Church, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the vestry and as chair­man of the ceme­tery com­mit­tee for many years. At age 12, he be­gan help­ing with the newly formed New Ross Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment. For the next 50 years he worked dili­gently to progress the depart­ment. While a mem­ber he held many po­si­tions and served on many com­mit­tees. He was most proud of serv­ing as chief for 23 years. Eu­gene was a found­ing mem­ber of Ross Farm Mu­seum and a mem­ber of the New Ross His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. He served as trea­surer for the Bonny Lea Farm Par­ents As­so­ci­a­tion. Eu­gene will be lov­ingly re­mem­bered by his wife of 60 years, Marcelle (Keddy) El­liott, New Ross and their chil­dren, Peter (Tena) El­liott, New Ross and Jan El­liott, Bonny Lea Farm, Ch­ester; grand­chil­dren, Matthew, Bridge­wa­ter; Jared, New Ross and Deanna, New Ross. He is sur­vived by his sisters, Mar­i­lyn (Bill) Sk­erry, Mi­ramichi, N.B.; K. Elaine Pow­ell, Bridge­wa­ter and Linda (Roy) Voutier, Port-AuxBasque, N.L.; sisters-in-law, Al­berta Keddy, New Ross; Twilah Keddy, New Ross; Kaye Count­way, Ch­ester; Dorothy Keddy, Brock­way, N.B.; many neph­ews, nieces, and cousins. The fam­ily would like to ex­press their grat­i­tude to his fam­ily physi­cian, Dr. Wad­den, and to the doc­tors, nurses and staff at Val­ley Re­gional Hos­pi­tal for the care and at­ten­tion Eu­gene re­ceived. Thank you to the New Ross Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, EHS, VON, Home Care, fam­ily, friends, and clergy. To the won­der­ful staff at Ever­green Home for Spe­cial Care we would like to ex­press our sin­cere grat­i­tude for the ex­cep­tional care and as­sis­tance given to Eu­gene and our fam­ily. No visi­ta­tion per re­quest of the fam­ily. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Seren­ity Funeral Home, New Ross Funeral Chapel, 4935 Hwy. No. 12, New Ross, NS B0J 2M0 (902689-2961). Cel­e­bra­tion of Eu­gene’s Life will take place Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 5th at 2 p.m. in Christ Angli­can Church, New Ross. Pri­vate in­ter­ment in Christ Angli­can Church Ceme­tery fol­low­ing the ser­vice. Friends and fam­ily are asked to go to the New Ross Fire Station for a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the ser­vice. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the New Ross Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, Christ Angli­can Church, New Ross or Bonny Lea Farm, Ch­ester. On line con­do­lences may be made by vis­it­ing: www.seren­i­ty­fu­ner­al­home.ca

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