It is with great sadness that the family of Major (Ret'd) John Percival Elliott announce his passing which occurred on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the age of 77 years. Along with his loving wife, Joan Elliott (nee Woods), John's memory will be cherished by his five children, John 'Jack' Elliott of Medicine Hat, Kim (Susan) Elliott of Ottawa, Ruth Elliott of Ottawa, Sally (Jeffrey) Meadows of Saskatoon, SK., and Garth (Kim) Elliott of Chesterville, ON.; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, James, Jenna, Cody, Nicholas, Cooper, Kacia and Shealynn; three great-grandchildren, Jade, James and Evan. John is also survived by a brother, Robert (Mary) Elliott of Maple Creek, SK., as well as numerous nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his parents, Vern and Rita Elliott as well as one sister, Ruby Kew. John Percival Elliott was born in Maple Creek on November 29, 1930, the third child of Vern and Rita Elliott. He was raised and received his education in the Maple Creek area. Even at a very young age, it was evident that John was destined for big things. Throughout a varied and illustrious career in the Canadian Armed Forces, he served two Tours of Duty with the United Nations, and found himself at many different postings, requiring much travel. His final posting before his retirement was in Suffield at DRES. John was a quiet, clever man with a talent for writing. He was a consultant to many regarding historical facts and genealogical information. John loved his children, and had much pride in their accomplishments. He will be dearly remembered. A Celebration of John's Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Reg Alcock officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the Maple Creek Cemetery. If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9.
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