Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Charles Robert Reginald 'Charlie' Ellis

March 24, 1936May 18, 2019

The end of the greatest love story is over. Charles Robert Reginald Ellis passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on May 18, 2019 in his 84th year, surrounded by his beautiful family whom he loved with all his heart and soul. Dearest only son of the late Gordon and Charlotte Ellis and son-in-law of the late Peter and Dorothy Jarvis. The most beloved soul mate, shoulder to lean on, his beautiful hand to hold and smile that made everything good to (Dorothy) Jane (nee Jarvis) for almost 63 wonderful years. The most loved and caring Daddy to Susan Marx (Michael) and Kurt Ellis, all of Burlington, Tammy DuMoulin (late Daniel) of Peterborough and our baby, the late Lisa Lynn who passed away in 1967. The sweetest, funniest, and most caring Papa to Justin Marx, Tristan and Nicholas DuMoulin and best friend, his dear kitty, Petey. My Charlie and I met each other 74 years ago and it was truly a wonderful life. He was a kind, gentle, loving man who had so many good qualities about him and a great sense of humour. He was a Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy in which he was honoured and proud to serve his beloved country. He was proud to be Worshipful Master of Corinthian Lodge 101where he made many lifelong friendships with his fellow brothers. He enjoyed volunteering for the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well as the Lung Association, especially on Holly Day. Over the past five years, Charlie had been ill with COPD. He underwent brain surgery and most recently, suffered with lung cancer. He bore it all with grace and dignity, never complaining, always keeping his wonderful sense of humour and fighting the good fight right up until his last precious breath. A private family service was held at the COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683. In memory of Charlie a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” By Robert Frost

“Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.” By Robert Louis Stevenson

To the world he was just a man, to us he was the world. Rest in heavenly peace my beloved Charlie.


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Charles Robert Reginald 'Charlie' Ellis

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Susie Marx

August 1, 2019

Daddy, I haven’t been here in awhile, but, I miss you more and more every day. I’ve been lost, lonely and empty without you, Daddy. Everyday, I find myself thinking, hearing, seeing, saying things that remind me of you. You are my heart, Daddy...always and forever,

Your Babe Susie ❤️

Susie Marx

June 25, 2019

Daddy, I just wish I could hold on to your beautiful, warm hand, and, never, ever let go. Love you Daddy, always and forever,

Your Babe ❤️

Susie Marx

June 20, 2019

Daddy, Sunday was the first Fathers Day in 62 years without you. I’m back home in Burlington now, and really struggling. I feel like I’ve lost my my comfort; my security; my best friend. I wish I could hold your hand and never let it go. Love you, Daddy, forever and always. ❤️

Susie Marx

June 10, 2019

Daddy, this is my first Birthday without you in my 62 years of life. This day is especially hard; not even being able to hear a “Happy Birthday, Babe” from you. I love you and miss you beyond words ..always and forever. ❤️

I’ve added a pic of you and me on my 21st. Birthday; the same one I framed and hung by your chair in your and Mom’s bedroom. ❤️❤️❤️

Susie Marx

June 9, 2019

“Take my hand,, take my whole life, too.
For I can’t help falling in love with you.”

(one of your faves, Daddy!) Elvis

Love you with all my heart, Daddy...always and forever. ❤️❤️❤️

Susie Marx

June 8, 2019

“Are the stars out, tonight,
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright.
I always have eyes for you.”

Love you always and forever, Daddy,
Your Babe Susie ❤️

Susie Marx

June 7, 2019

Daddy, my life just isn’t the same without you; I miss you so much. Forever, your Babe. ❤️

Susie Marx

June 5, 2019

Your Babe misses you beyond words. Love you forever and always, Daddy. ❤️

Stephen Vass

May 27, 2019

We moved to Peterborough in 1989 and soon found that we were blessed with two extraordinary folks as neighbours on Westbrook Drive - Jane and Charlie Ellis. They were warm and caring people who made us feel very much at home. God Bless Charlie, may you find nothing but good neighbours in your new home!

Rosemary and Steve