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Ellard Stitt

August 31, 1937 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 84)


“Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone”

Proud member of UA Local 71 (United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the USA and Canada). Passed away peacefully at the Lennox and Addington County Hospital in Napanee on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Jack Stitt and May Desjardins, his wife Frances Caldwell (nee O’Shaughnessy); his first wife Gwen Thacker, his sister Meryle (late Ishmael Pleau), his brothers Eldon (late Lillis), Merton “Bodie” (late May), William “Billy” (Emma), Gary (recently late Elaine) and Dawson (Lynn) as well as by his step children, Vicky Caldwell and Brian Caldwell (late Esther). Ellard leaves behind his son Jaimie (Sandy), daughters Gayle Caldwell and Kathy Lauzon (late Jean-Guy) as well as his sisters, Phyllis (late Bob Hayley) and Linda (Bill Piercy). Ellard will be missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, his many nieces, nephews, friends and nieghbours. When he was able to, Ellard would be the first to offer a helping hand. He loved company and would always welcome you with a drink and a bite to eat. He will be remembered for his teasing nature, quick wit, his well thought of pranks and his story telling (many stories about his hunting and fishing adventures). He enjoyed riding around Horseshoe Lane on his four-wheeler to “check up on things” and see who was around. Ellard took great pleasure in planning his “Pig Roast Garage Parties”, and really looked forward to hosting his Friday night Euchre parties. If Ellard had an audience, he loved to play the guitar and sing a tune or two. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Lennox and Addington Hospital, the nursing and administration staff from CBI for the fantastic care given to Ellard through the years and all the staff from Rural Frontenac Community Services. As well, all his friends and neighbours that were instrumental in helping keep Ellard at home in the house he loved for as long as possible especially when his health was failing. All the phone calls, visits, meals, cat sitting, wood box filling, rides etc. have been greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends at the Hannah Funeral Home, in Tamworth on Wednesday, January 5 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Thursday, January 6 at 1:00 p.m. In keeping with health guidelines, please wear a mask and social distance at all times, 50% maximum capacity at any one time will be regulated by funeral staff for everyone’s safety. PLEASE CALL AHEAD IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL, WE ARE REQUIRED AS OF NOW TO BOOK ATTENDEES IN ADVANCE TO LIMIT NUMBERS TO OUR 50% CAPACITY. The service will be live streamed and can be viewed by accessing our website just prior to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday or anytime thereafter. Memorial donations made to the Lennox and Addington County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Click on the video link below between 12:50 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to view the Live Stream of the funeral service. A recording of the service can be viewed at any later time by also clicking on the video link.

To send flowers to Ellard's family, please visit our floral store.


January 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hannah Funeral Homes Ltd. - Napanee/Tamworth
6689 Wheeler Street
Tamworth, ON K0K 3G0

Funeral Service
January 6, 2022

1:00 PM
Hannah Funeral Homes Ltd. - Napanee/Tamworth
6689 Wheeler Street
Tamworth, ON K0K 3G0

Please note
Due to continued COVID precautions, we urge you to plan on a brief visitation on Wednesday instead of attending the formal funeral seated with a small crowd inside for an extended period of time. You can view the entire service live or later on our website just by clicking the icon under the obituary. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE SERVICE YOU NOW MUST BOOK AHEAD OF TIME FOR US TO LIMIT OUR NUMBERS TO 50% OR LESS. 613-379-2997. THANK YOU.


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