Ellie died peacefully at home in Quesnel, BC where he lived with his wife Marie. Ellie was born in Hartford, Nova Scotia to David and Ester Mellroy, he is the second of 8 children.
He joined the Army in 1957 and travelled with his family to New Brunswick and Germany where they lived for 18 months. Ellie and his family returned to Nova Scotia in 1963 after receiving an honourable discharge from the Army.
He moved with his family to Prince George, BC in 1969 where he worked in the Logging Industry as a faller. In 1980 he married his current wife Marie and move to the Quesnel area. In 1997 after having open-heart surgery he retired from his job. Ellie loved fishing and was an avid gardener. He is survived by wife Marie, his 5 children, Carol (Jerry) Keehn of Telkwa, Lillie (Lester) Pearson of Prince George, David (Kim) Mellroy of Telkwa, Wade (Tina) Mellroy of Smith AB, Bobbi (Billy) Nolan of Edmonton. 17 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 5 stepchildren as well as 4 sisters and 2 brothers of Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by both his parents and his brother Lawrence. Ellie will be sadly missed by all of us who knew and loved him.
Service will be held at Clayton Funeral Home on Monday, June 2 at 1:00pm – viewing from 11:30 to 12:30. Tea service at Legion from 1:30 to 3:00. All guests are welcome.