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.