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Date of Passing: Apr 24, 2020

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roy Israel Ellie, husband, father, gigi and friend, on April 24, 2020, at Misericordia Health Centre. Roy was 95.
Roy would have been married 68 years to his loving wife, Ethel, this May.
Born in Winnipeg in 1924, Roy grew up in Fortier, MB, and in 1939 moved to Elphinstone, MB. As a youngster, Roy enjoyed trapping mink and weasel with his pet dog, Jerry. In 1941, while working with CNR, Roy was called to serve his country as a gunner, which he proudly did. Regrettably, Roy contracted tuberculosis while serving, and was hospitalized for five years. He was grateful to have survived.
Roy's first post war job was at North Star Oil. He was super excited to be able to work, and his family is all too familiar with his joyful expression of being able to go to work. "Rise and Shine - It's Daylight in the Swamps". While at North Star, he also taught drafting at Red River College. He continued to work at North Star Oil / Shell Oil until his retirement as a Fire and Safety Supervisor, where he was proud to take care of the guys at Shell Oil Refinery in St. Boniface.
Roy and Ethel travelled 18 consecutive years to Varadero, Cuba, with both family and friends from Winnipeg and abroad. Many friendly relations remain in place to this day. He also spent his summers with family at the cottage in Falcon Lake, creating countless memories that will last the lifetime of those involved.
Roy is survived by his loving wife, Ethel (married 67 years); two sons and their families, Ronald (Yvonne), Brooke and Bryce; David (Alice) and Nicole; brothers, Peter (Eugenia), Bill and their families. He is also survived by cousins in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Sophie; brothers, Brownie and Fred; and his sister-in-law, Patti.
Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Gigi, words cannot express how much I miss you. The last four months of your life should not have consisted of you being in a hospital, you should’ve been at home with baba. I’m going to miss the late nights at the cabin, roasting marshmallows and making your favourite blueberry pancakes. You held me in your arms as I took off at the little beach on my water skis at the age of five. I promise to take care of baba until she joins you as another angel. She still looks for you in the house, wandering and calling your name and saying that she saw you that morning. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Love you and I’ll see you one day ❤️ - Posted by: Brooke Ellie (granddaughter ) on: May 11, 2020

  • Dear Ethel, Ron, David and families, He was a very kind man, I am sorry to hear of your loss in this time where family is more important than ever. Sincerely, Patti - Posted by: Patti Douglas (Family friend) on: May 03, 2020

  • Roy, we will miss you dearly. For all who knew Roy, he was a model citizen. Never a bad word spoken about anybody and always willing to take on new challenges. Your Love for your family always was unconditional and anyone you crossed paths with was made richer from the experience. Roy was a man of many varied interests, from mechanics, to carpentry, reading, economics, the supernatural, with your mind wondering about the universe beyond. We know you will be waiting in heaven for all your loved ones, and we will be greeted with open arms. Love you forever and always Ethel Ellie - Posted by: Ethel (Wife) on: May 02, 2020

  • To say that Roy was first and foremost a family man and a man of great integrity would not do him justice, he was that and more. Everything that Roy did and accomplished was done with great thought and perseverance from a small renovation or the way he treated an individual it was accomplished in the same manner with great thought. Knowing Roy Ellie was an honor,in this life we meet many many people and remember so very few. I will always remember this man till the day I remember no more. Deepest Condolences - Posted by: ROGER Rogoza (Family Friend) on: May 02, 2020

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