Charles “Bud” Ellis

September 23, 1926 - September 19, 2021

Funeral Details:

Died to this life Sunday September 19th, 2021 at the age of 94 years.  Bud was born in Willowdale on September 23,1926 to Annie Skinner and Charles Ellis.  Bud was married to his dear wife Patricia for 71 years.  They were blessed with three children Ted Ellis, Cam Ellis and Mandy Hillyard. Loving Papa to Andrew (Christine) Hillyard, Spencer Hillyard (Nichi Aikins), Jennifer Ellis, Scott Ellis, Matthew Ellis, Margot Ellis, Jane Ellis, Graeme Ellis, Cameron Watson and Bradley Watson.  Fondly remembered by Cathie Ellis, Carrie Gudgeon and Kari Weeden.  Great-Papa to Woodrow and Boone Hillyard.  Bud spent 34 years working for North York Hydro.  He enjoyed golfing, skating and jazz.  Special thanks to the loving second floor staff at The Barrieview Retirement Community for your kindness and patience.  You went the extra mile for Bud. A family tribute will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please pay it forward with a kind deed.  Online memories and condolences may be made at

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7 Condolences
  • Susan Lamont
    Posted on: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Reply

    Dear Mandy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Your Dad is at peace now.
    Loving hugs to you all.
    Sue x (Scotland)

  • greg mitchell
    Posted on: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences. Your mom and dad are special people. I have such fond memories of ‘Uncle Bud’ as a man, a husband, a father and a godparent, wonderful role model…but most of all I loved the way he always made me think. All the best Grandy, Aunt Pat, Ted, Cam and family. With love Greg and Grant Mitchell.

  • Andrew Hillyard
    Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2021 Reply

    My papa taught me alot of things from my first hunting experience shooting a ground hog with a stick and string bow he made me. The arrow bounded off the goalfers chest and I still remember him laughing big time. He was a huge impact on who I am today and will always be in me and I will pass him onto my boy Boone. Love you papa.

  • Margaret Williams
    Posted on: Monday, September 27, 2021 Reply

    Much love to the Ellis family.

  • Ron annd Barbara Code
    Posted on: Friday, October 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to the Ellis family. My wife and I had many enjoyable meetings during.
    Buds time at Horseshoe. He was always “up” and a pleasure to talk to, He will certainly be missed

  • Peter Heida
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    Pat my condolence with the passing of your long time husband.
    May the Lord give you and your family strength from day to day as you gone on from here forward.
    Your former neighbour from B113 at Tollendale village.

  • Glynn & Ellen Broderick
    Posted on: Thursday, October 7, 2021 Reply

    Know that our thoughts are with you and your family as you adjust to your world without Bud.
    We remember the fun times we had at Pine Meadows, the Happy Hours and the disappearing Christmas lights.
    We will miss the meals and laughter we shared.
    We shall all miss him.

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