Jim Ellis

A photo of Jim Ellis


Celebration of Life
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday April 13, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Remembrances will be shared at 2:00 p.m.

James Mitchell Wands Ellis of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday March 29, 2019. Jim walked this earth for 68 years and over two-thirds of that time he walked beside the love of his life Jacalean (Radford) Ellis who he had met at a New Years Eve party in Niagara Falls on December 31, 1971.

Jim was born in Peterborough to the late Roland & Elizabeth (Wands) Ellis. He was one of four children and is survived by his sisters Linda Harry and Heather Pilatzke (Raymond). He was predeceased by his sister Phyllis Ellis. When he married Jacalean, his family grew to include her brothers and sisters Carolyn Radford, John Radford (Brenda), Judi Pennanen (Lawrence) and Murray Radford (Lucy). Following them were the nieces and nephews who he simply adored; Dawn Sucee (John), Danielle Sampson (Chuck), Jamie Ellis, George Harry, Philip Harry, Terry Ellis, Meagan Radford, William Radford (Amanda), Allison Gallant (Luc), Brier Bailey (Kevin), Taylor Radford and Emily Radford (Jace). He was predeceased by his mother-in-law Betty Allen who thought he could do no wrong and her husband Vern Allen.

Jim successfully worked in the shoe sales industry for many years which brought to light many of his qualities such as having patience and perseverance, having a cheerful disposition and being a good listener. He saw the stories of peoples lives through the shoes that they wore. In his quiet times he loved to fish, read and spend time with the people he loved.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with remembrances being shared at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place in Dundas at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Jim with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or charity of your choice.

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Hi Jackie, Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We will be thinking of you and praying for you. Edie & Bruce Nicholson.

Jacie, I just heard about Jim today ( April 4th ) and I know how heart breaking this is for you. Jim will be sadly missed by many people but he will forever be in our hearts and memories. My thoughts are with you at this time Jacie.

Dear Jacie, We were devastated to hear the sad news. I worked with Jim for many years at Mugford Shoes, and always found him to be cheerful, warm, and respectful to both employees and customers. As you know Jacie, we shared a common anniversary and always enjoyed keeping in touch over the years. Jim was a true gentleman and we will miss him. Sending you our sincerest condolences. Love, Ronnie and Mitch

Our heartfelt sympathy, Jacie.

Jackie, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. I will miss our chance encounters at the grocery store, Take comfort in your memories.

Sorry for your loss.( Long time friends of Heather and Raymond.)

Jackie..you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Jim was a good friend and we will miss him. Thinking of you Jacie and we will always be here for you.

Jacie I’m so sorry about Jim. I looked so forward to seeing him every four weeks. He was always so nice to visit with, so thoughtful and warm. I will Truly Miss him dearly. Thinking of you and your families ❤️ Kelly, Lexi and Kate xoxo

Jackie we were sad to hear of Jim's passing it has be a privilege to get to know you both and offer you and your families our deepest sympathy.......

Jackie So very sad to read the news that you have lost the love of your life. I have learned that it takes great strength to navigate thru grief, you know that and you will keep putting one step in front of the other. Memories will help sustain you. I would really like to meet up and share a tea or coffee and listen as you share those memories. Strength for the days ahead. Sincerely Ruth Moerman

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Barry and I were rooting for him . Glad we met you on our walk a week ago. May he rest in peace

Jacalean.. we are sending our sympathy and prayers.....Thinking of you Don, Anne and Marcie Gammage