Obituary Notice - Bevis Raymond Elliott
Bevis Raymond Elliott, 1924 - 2005
Bevis Raymond Elliott died August 1st, 2005, at Forest Hill Nursing Home, Kanata. A devoted husband and father, Bevis is survived by his children Kim, Eve, Mark and Lynn, and grandchildren Emily, Kate & Mark Dore, and Laura-Lynn, Elizabeth & Thomas Elliott. Bevis was pre-deceased by his wife Joyce Elsie Elliott (neé Wallbridge) in 1997.
Born October 17th, 1924, (Long Eaton, Notts., England), Bevis served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a commissioned pilot (Sub Lieutenant) of the Fleet Air Arm, 1943-1946. Trained in the U.S.A. as part of the Towers’ Scheme, he received his wings in 1944 and became a member of 1850 Naval Air Squadron.
Following military discharge, Bevis was educated at London Polytechnic as a Building Construction Quantity Surveyor and practiced this profession until emigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1956. He then became a commissioned officer (Lieutenant) in the Royal Canadian Army (Reserve) in an artillery unit in Toronto. Bevis served as Canadian representative of an international construction consortium as General Manager (Eastern Canada) for the Foundation Company of Canada, traveling extensively in Canada, Europe and South America. Other professional accomplishments included working for the Federal Civil Service, first with the Dept. of Public Works and latterly Dept. of National Defense. Included in his responsibilities were the de-commissioning of retired military bases. He also lectured on professional development topics connected with the construction industry. Bevis retired from the DND at the age of 70.
Bevis’ family and friends will remember his unwavering loyalty, his concern for their welfare and his passion for gardening and solving cross-word puzzles. He also loved music, and could surprise all with his skill on the dance floor. He will be greatly missed.
In recognition of Bevis’ delight in young children, donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) are suggested in lieu of flowers.