Arthur 'Melvin' Ellis
It is with great sorrow that the family of Arthur ‘Melvin’ Ellis announce his passing on December 7, 2016 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Melvin was born February 27, 1939 in East Bideford, P.E.I. He was the son of the late Luther and Susan (Adams) Ellis.
Melvin was a proud member of the Military, first serving with the Black Watch from 1957 to 1970, transferring to 2 RCR from 1970 to 1989; retiring as a Warrant Officer. Upon retiring from the Military, he continued his career with the Department of Transportation from 1989 to 2000. During his years of retirement, Melvin was still active in Amateur Radio, he was known as VE9KK, being a former president of International Repeater Group.
He was also an active square dancer with the Oromocto Pioneer Square Dance Club, serving as a former President. Melvin was also very involved in Sunbury Senior Club. Melvin was the Superintendent/Treasurer of Sunbury Manor. In many years he was the person to go to when anything was needed and help everyone as much as he could. Melvin was a loving, kind, generous husband and family man.
Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Ida (Phillips) Ellis; Son, Graeme (Kathy) Ellis; daughters, Darlene (Dean) Squires, Carolyn (George) Ouellet; sisters, Kathleen (Graeme) Linkletter, Elaine (David) Jessop, and sister in law Mary Milligan; proud pappy of 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Melvin was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Danny Ellis.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at McAdam’s Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 12th at 2:00 pm in the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel. The Black Watch and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 93, will also hold a tribute at this time. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, St. John’s Anglican Church or Canadian Diabetes Association.