Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Darrel Edward Ellis passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Beverley (nee Torrance). Loving father of Lynn Adams, Nancy (Mike) Vechiola, Lee-Ann Ellis (April Parr), and Scott Ellis. Survived by his five step-children. Deeply missed by several cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Joan (David) Kilner. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Elizabeth Ellis and by his stepmother Jean Ellis. Darrel was a Captain of the City of York Fire Department for 30 years and was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Darrel’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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