Alastair Elliot

ELLIOT, Alastair….

After a brief hospitalization, we are sad to announce the passing of Alastair Douglas Elliot on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 in his 94th year. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 68 years Christine, daughter Anne Bull (London) and sons Douglas Elliot and wife Teri (Fonthill) and Graham Elliot and wife Carol (Oakville). He was so very proud of his grandchildren Jonathan, Jillian and Yoshinobu, Jennifer and Aaron, Jaclyn and Kevin, Colin and Lenita, Andrew and Lucy, Christopher, David and Gordon. There was always a twinkle in his eye and a smile when he had zoom interaction with his great grandchildren Emily, Claire, Lily and Charles.

Alastair was a Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Alumni of University of Glasgow, who immigrated to Oakville with his family in 1966. He worked at the Atomic Energy of Canada and was instrumental in the wet lab research and investigative work of the early Canadian nuclear program.

After retirement, Christine and Alastair moved to Belwood on the outskirts of Fergus. The Scottish heritage of the area was really appealing to them both. They were Scottish country dancers, lawn bowlers and active church members firstly at Hopedale Presbyterian Church (Oakville), where dad was an Elder and a tenor in the choir, and latterly at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Fergus). They opted for a retirement apartment in London and have been happy in their twilight years, where they have been blessed with good health.

Alastair was a soft spoken, patient, kind, generous man who was both witty and smart. His family will miss him greatly. Post COVID, a family gathering of remembrance will be arranged.

Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467.

  1. Alastair was our mum Maisie Lees’s cousin. Although a long time since we saw him which would have been on the farm up in Fife, I have lovely fond warm memories of a gentle, kind and humorous man. With love and warm wishes to all the family, Ali Lees

  2. As another of Maisie Lees’s children I too have fond memories of Alistair as a jolly and kind “uncle”. I remember some great visits from Alistair and the Elliot family and feeling so sad when we heard of the plan to move to Canada. Sending my love to all the Elliot clan, Anna Pat Adams (nee Lees).

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