Elliott, James Herbert

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ELLIOTT, James Herbert

1925 - 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Elliott announces his sudden but peaceful passing on Feb 11, 2021. He was born on January 26, 1925 on a farm near Beebe (now Stanstead) and lived in the town his entire life including seventy years in the house that he and Doris built. Jim had an inquisitive mind and a fascination with vehicles. He ran a bicycle repair shop in his youth and then went into business with his brothers Malcolm and Albert at Elliott’s Garage. His mother is said to have remarked that “Jim is only happy when he is burning gasoline”!

He met and married “the love of his life”, Doris Irene Drew while they were both working at Butterfield’s during the war.

As far as we girls were concerned, Dad knew everything, Dad could make anything, and Dad could fix anything. He was quite simply the best father anyone could ever wish for. He and Mum provided a rich family life that included hours of fun at our cabin on Lake Memphremagog. He was a master mechanic and had a following of like-minded friends both young and old. His hobbies included refurbishing older model vehicles and countless small engines, collecting “antiques”, making maple syrup and vegetable gardening. He had a long and interesting life and often said, “I was born in the horse and buggy age, and now I am living in the digital age”. In recent years, he mastered using an iPad so he could FaceTime and Skype with his daughters who live in the west. He did, however, quip that he would like to take it apart and see how it works!

He was able to live in his own home thanks to the support of family, neighbours and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Doris and nine siblings and their spouses. He is survived by his daughters Wendy (Dick) White, Jean (Wendall) Hartley and Janet (Todd) Chriest; his grandchildren Todd (Catherine) White, Gina (Kevin) Ramroop, Tim (Heather) White, Jason (Melissa) Hartley, and his nine great-grandchildren Kira, Darren, Ethan, Tristan, Cora, Marina, Mackenzie, Caitlynn, and Nathan.

He was a much loved, highly respected, patient and understated man who will be sadly missed by so many. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice or do something special for a neighbour. Arrangements are with Cass Funeral home. A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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All of Jims wonderful family!

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Jims' family and also to his many friends as well. Jim was an amazingly intelligent man who has now taken alot of older mechanical knowledge along with him as well as his wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him( both the young and the old.)Jim will now be busy creating motorized wings for the angels in his spare time.

Larry and Lorrayne Markwell and Family, le 15 février 2021

To all the family of Jim,

Buster & I would like to express our most Sincere Sympathies to all the family. Buster always thought that Jim was a super guy, always willing to help with his oil truck in any way shape or form. He was there to help anytime, day, night and weekend, which he did many times. May beautiful memories remain in your heart for ever. May he rest in peace. Buster & Louise

Buster & Louise, le 15 février 2021

The Elliott family

My sincere sympathies to all the families. He was a very special man. Always loved talking with him when he came in the store.may you RIP Jim.

Cindy cunnington , le 16 février 2021

To the Elliott Family

Jim was a very special person , I enjoyed working with him on the Beebe Fire Department and I was always asking him for advice on the best car to buy. My deepest sympathies goes out to all his family..

Wayne Stratton, le 16 février 2021

Jason and family


MARY LOU GUSTIN, le 16 février 2021

The Elliott Family

We feel the shock of this sudden loss of Uncle Jim. So many memories for us.

To me, (Ron) he was my hero and much of my life decisions came from my respect for his work ethic and his humble knowledge in so many fields.

I regret that COVID 19 prevented my brother, Robert, and I from visiting him this past summer 2020.

Thinking of you all, Ron and Cynthia Drew

Ron and Cynthia Drew, le 16 février 2021

To all Jim’s family

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all family members.
Jim was a very special, kind and smart man.
He had a handshake that would break your hand, but with such a gentle and passionate smile while doing so.

He will be sadly missed by all his friends.

Arthur & Diane LaPenna, le 16 février 2021

To all Jim’s family

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all family members.
Jim was a very special, kind and smart man.
He had a handshake that would break your hand, but with such a gentle and passionate smile while doing so.

He will be sadly missed by all his friends.

Arthur & Diane LaPenna, le 16 février 2021

the family

Our deepest sympathies, he was a great friend and neighbor, as was his wife. When my children were small, they were always visiting them. love ans sympathies to you all. Sincerely, Laurie Yetter xo

laurie, le 16 février 2021

The Elliott family

We were very sad to learn of Jim's passing. He was a great neighbour and friend. We will miss stopping by for a visit and looking at his impeccable garden. Our sincere condolences go out to the whole family. He will be greatly missed.

Fred and Denise Mueller, le 16 février 2021

the family of Jim Elliott

Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to all the family. Cherish all the wonderful memories and he will forever be in your hearts. RIP Jim

Elaine & Douglas Buzzell, le 16 février 2021

Elliott/White/Hartley/Chriest family

On behalf of the Town of Stanstead, please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of Mr. Elliott, born and raised in Beebe/Stanstead. We were proud to have featured him as Mr. January in the 2021 calendar with his beloved Model-T, and we later learned January was his birth month. May your hearts be comforted.

Rachel - Town of Stanstead, le 16 février 2021


our Sympathy to the Familly Claude & Denise Grenier

denise grenier, le 16 février 2021

Jean,Wendy, Janet and all the relatives and friends

A great man who lived his life to the fullest, who touched the lives of anyone he knew. May he rest in eternal peace with his heavenly family. Our Sympathy

Earl Wood & Dora (Monette) Wood, le 16 février 2021

family of Jimmy Elliott

Loved him and his dear wife with all my heart for the 18 1/2 years I lived on their street - Bigelow in Beebe. You could not ask for a better man or family. Fine man and upstanding and kind. He was the best and I enjoyed knowing him and his family. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Sincerely from Gayle Mueller - widow of Jack Mueller.

Gayle Sandra Mueller, le 16 février 2021

Whole Family

So, so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jim was loved by us all. I remember how much Steve looked up to him as a role model. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Christine Blakely, le 16 février 2021

Jason and Family

Sending my deepest condolences to Jason and his family
Thinking of you all

Kylee Moore , le 16 février 2021

Jean and Wendall Hartley

How wonderful your Dad got live such a long life, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Maggie MacDonald, le 16 février 2021

James Herbert Elliot

JIM AS I CALLED IM. RIP. Was working at my dad garage L .P .
Was a great man . Sending my condoléances to the family.

Pascal Paquet , le 16 février 2021

To Jim's family

We are sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man and loved by everyone. He will be greatly missed.

Keith & Luce Leney, le 17 février 2021

The Eliot familly

My condoléances to the familly.

Georges Paquet, le 17 février 2021

The Girls

The most influential friend in my life! Taught me most of what I know, Wendy I never got to say thanks. Jim is in a good place which he earned by being
Jimmy, RIP, friend.

John Silvester, le 19 février 2021

The Elliott family.

To the Elliott family,

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Peter remembers a time while he was sitting beside Jim and Jim squeezed his leg & Peter pretended all along that it did not hurt. He had a great heart, a great grip!!. He was a great friend, loved by everybody. He will be greatly missed.

Peter & Helene Taylor.

Peter & Helene Taylor, le 19 février 2021

Jim’s family

I am very sorry for your loss. I am sending my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. It is always difficult to lose a parent, but, Covid has made it even worse. Wendy, it was lovely to see you and Dick at the Homecoming. I’m sure your father enjoyed that visit as well.

Susan (Denney) Mott, le 20 février 2021

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