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Randolph Ellis

Randy Ellis

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Obituary for Randy Ellis

Randolph Smith “Randy” Ellis (1923-2019)

On March 29, 2019 Randy passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie Ontario. Randy was born on March 28, 1923 in Brampton Ontario, son of Edward and Mary (Smith) Ellis.
Randy is survived by his loving wife Florence Otelia Coffin, sister Shirley Farmer, his five children Ron (Janis), Rodger (Sandra), Robin, Rosemary (Daryl), Randy (Michele) as well as twelve grand children and fifteen great grandchildren (with another on their way).
Randy was predeceased by his first wife Helen Bernice Brown, his brothers John and Mac, and his sisters Gertrude, Audrey, and Anna.
Randy had a passion for hockey and at the age of eighteen was playing for the Toronto Marlboros. Enlisting during WWII he hung up his skates and put his hockey career on hold becoming a pilot in the Air Force. After the war Randy returned to playing hockey in Peterborough then professionally in both Scotland and the EHL in the United States.
Randy re-enlisted in the RCAF where he had a long and successful career as a pilot flying several different aircraft over his many years of service. Randy also was the proud owner of his much beloved resort Sandhurst on Sand Lake, Ontario.

The hockey team of your dreams is waiting for you to lace up your skates.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, Ontario on Friday April 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, 347 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay, Ontario following the funeral.
The family invites you to join them after the interment for a reception at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club, 282 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay Ontario.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, April 12, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home Chapel
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Pastor Brian Farmer
  • Interment

    Friday, April 12, 2019 |
    Riverside Cemetery
    347 Lindsay Street South
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Reception

    Friday, April 12, 2019 |
    Lindsay Golf and Country Club
    282 Lindsay Street South
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    Friday, April 12, 2019

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Edward Quinn

Randy was an amazing man. I last talked to him at Rod Mantle's funeral, we all played old timers hockey together and Randy actually made our team into a competitive hockey club and under his guidance we won many tournaments. My thoughts and prayers are with his family Ed Quinn
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Max and Georgia Miller

In honor of a great man. You will be in our hearts forever.
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Julie Farmer

What an amazing life you have lived Uncle Randy! You will certainly be missed but I hope you are having a wonderful family reunion on the other side.
with love, Julie Farmer (Shirley's granddaughter, Charlie's daughter) and Family
Comment | Posted at 12:21pm via Condolence

Avril, Steve, Tina, Mark, Rehana, Jaya & Saber

Dear Uncle Randy: You have always held a special place in our hearts. We will miss someone who gave us so many good memories. You, Garry & Rod will have your own hockey team now. We planted a tree in memory of Garry too at his golf course, as a gentle reminder to everyone of what a special person he was.
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Avril, Steve, Tina, Mark, Rehana, Jaya & Saber planted 2 memorial trees for Randy Ellis
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roselyn ellis

Uncle Randy has left us with the most wonderful memories. He always cared for John and did his best for him. He was a great man and will be missed by all the family.
John and Roselyn
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