Ellis, Ronald Robert – Age 81, of Hilden and formerly of Eastville, Upper Stewiacke, passed away December 19, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born September 15, 1934 in Eastville, he was a son of the late Alvin and Lyle (McCoul) Ellis. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Noreen (Anthony); daughter, Beth; son, Randy (Crista); grandsons, Dillon and Andrew; sisters, Irene Deyarmond, Marion Cox, Shirley (Bruce) Fleming; sisters-in-law, Frances Ellis (Garnet Dickie), Iris Anthony; brothers-in-law, Benny Ouelette, Victor Squires; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Alex; sisters Eva and Anna; sisters-in-law, Carol “Toni” (Anthony) Squires; brother-in-law, Muir “Reg” Anthony.
Ron began his working career at the age of 16 in the West. Upon returning home to Nova Scotia, he worked for E.B. Hill of Truro, then Colchester-East Hants School Board as a bus driver until his retirement. He enjoyed many years of camping with family, making many friends at Brule Beach, Seafoam, Seaside and D&B Campgrounds. He spent over 65 years with the Upper Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Department and remained an honourary member until his death.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life, including a Firemen’s service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall, followed by a reception. Burial will be in Eastville Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
Special thanks to Dr. Loshi, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Smith and the palliative care unit.