In Memory Of ELLIOTT, Richard Stanley


Visitation Information

Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home
5301 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
April 13, 2018
18:30 - 21:00 /

Service Information

Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation
1020 Laird Avenue
Town of Mount Royal, Quebec
April 14, 2018
Richard (“Dick”) Stanley Elliott of the Town of Mount Royal, Quebec, died peacefully on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Jewish General Hospital.
Dick will be lovingly remembered by Olive Mulroney, his wife of 60 years and their children Richard (Lena), Tim (Jane), Brian (Barbara), and Maureen (Douglas) Waterston. Dick will also be lovingly remembered by his twelve grandchildren, Raffi (Mariam), Patrick, Maral, Matthew, Alex, Margaret, Catherine, Sasha, Nina, Douglas, Kathleen, Brian, by his great granddaughter, Maral Olivia; and by his brother Terry. Dick was predeceased by his brother Bill. Dick will be sorely missed by his extended family and many friends.
Dick was born on December 11, 1933 in Neudorf, Saskatchewan, to Stanley and Jean McBurney Elliott and grew up in Rosetown, Sask. Dick was a standout hockey player, playing for the University of Saskatchewan varsity team and maintained a lifelong love of the game. He was also a devoted fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team. His family have been season ticket holders for 70 years. Dick would go to extreme lengths not to miss a game on tv. No event was more sacred than a Riders game.
After graduating as a civil engineer from the University of Saskatchewan in 1955, Dick moved to Baie Comeau, QC to work on the Manicouagan Dam. It was here that he met his lifelong love, Olive, who for the next sixty years would travel the world with him enjoying life’s adventures. Dick, who often would jokingly refer to himself as an "itinerant construction worker", was in fact a highly respected engineer. He managed major construction projects over a career that spanned six decades. The result was that he and Olive would move their family at the end of each project to a new location, with a new set of challenges, which took them to live all over Quebec and Ontario as well as Iran, Trinidad, Slovenia and South Africa.
The most important thing in Dick’s life was his family. He was a proud father whose greatest joy was to spend time with his children and play with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his compassion, hospitality and loyalty to family and friends - and ‘family’ was always broadly defined. Though a citizen of the world, he loved his country and was a proud Canadian.
The family would like to thank the Jewish General Hospital, nurses, doctors and staff; the team at the West Island Manor where he has resided for the last 18 months, and his personal care givers.
Visitation at Kane Fetterly funeral home, 5301 Décarie boulevard on Friday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boulevard, Town of Mont Royal.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dick’s memory to Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boul., Mont Royal; or The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (

Messages for the Family of ELLIOTT, Richard Stanley

From: Brigid Kane (Mrs. Elmar Jeremiah Kane

Dear family, I'm so sorry for the loss of such a beloved and loving family man.
I sincerely regret that I am unable to be there. I shall arrange for Holy Mass to be offered here at hand for Dick--whom I held in high esteem, and who will be remembered with affection in every Mass. May our loving God gather you close, and help you comfort each other in this time of grief--and hope. Brigid
From: Blair and Tina Bannerman

To Tim, Jane, Matthew, Alex, Margaret, Catherine , and the entire Elliott family.
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Blair and Tina Bannerman and family.
From: RICO

From: Cathy Roberge

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Cathy Roberge
From: Abel et Nadine Arslanian

Nous ne sommes jamais prêts à faire face à la perte d’un être si proche et si cher. Nadine et moi nous nous joignons à ta peine. Toutes nos pensées vont aujourd’hui vers toi et ta famille dans cette période si difficile et s’il y a la moindre chose que nous puissions faire, n’hésite pas à nous le dire.
From: Arthur Evrensel

Dear Rick, Lena and the Elyot Family, our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Mr. Elyot. A life well lived and loved. His love and respect for his family was carried by his son, my friend and classmate Rick. We hope that the memories of his wonderful life will bring some measure of calm at this time of emotion for all of you. With all our love, Marisa and Art Evrensel
From: Kelly Mattern

Sending my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. I'm sure great memories will be with you and your family forever.
From: Shirley Laframboise

Sincere condolences to Olive and all her family. There are so many fond memories of time spent with Olive and Dick over the years. His was a life well lived. God be with you all.
From: Peggy Sgouromitis

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. I knew him as a person with a sweet demeanor and was always soft -spoken. And you couldn't deny how much he loved his Olive. May his soul be received with open arms and his memory be eternal.
Tom and Peggy Kalantzis
From: Heather Elliott

My condolences and heartfelt love hugs and kisses to my eastern cousins and especially Aunt Olive, I will never forget spending two months in Trinidad with them. Uncle Dick was so similar in so many ways to my father that I never once felt homesick while there. I was very happy and sincerely touched by how much your parents took an interest in my life, I love them deeply and will be there in spirit at the send off.
From: Val, Bill, Meg and Liam

Brian, I saw your post and wanted to express our sincere condolences to you, your Mum, Tim, Rick, Maureen and your families. Over the years we have enjoyed seeing you all in Muskoka. It is pretty obvious what a strong bond you all have, and what a big role Dick has played in cultivating that cohesiveness. He was a lovely person who always gave me the sense he was genuinely interested in the people around him. We are thinking of you all and very sorry for your loss. Val, Bill, Meghan and Liam
From: Jock Graham

Tim and family,
On behalf of all of us at the Nemmoco team in Dubai, I would like to pass on sincere condolences to you and your entire family at this time of loss. We know how much you and your family loved your father and that this will be a difficult time for you all. Our thoughts are with you and may God watch over your father on his onward journey.
From: Laura Campbell

Dear Tim, Jane and all the Elliott family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Your father was quite the character and I am sure that you will miss him immensely. I still fondly remember the time a group of us traveled from Ottawa for an amazing thanksgiving weekend at the Elliott household while in law school. (I'm still making those mashed potatoes!) Such a wonderful, warm and welcoming family. A donation has been made in your father's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Thinking of you all,
From: schneiter

dear Tim, jane , matthew, alex, margaret and catherine.
we are thinking of you all and hope good memories of Richard will be with you forever. lots of love from us, sebastien virginie alex et marie
From: Laurent Gingras

À vous Mme Olive M. ainsi qu’à votre famille,
mes plus sincères sympathies.
Que de bons souvenirs de Dick..... c’était il y a 46 ans ...mon premier patron dans le domaine des chantiers de construction.
Port-Cartier (1972 -1974) et Coteaux du lac (1974-1976)
From: Jane Leary/Northwest Catholic HS

On behalf of President and Head of School, Christian Cashman, I offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of Richard Elliot. Richard, along with his grandchildren Kathleen Waterston ’15, Brian Waterston ’17, and his daughter Maureen and son-in-law Doug Waterston, is a valued member of the Northwest Catholic community, so we mourn Richard’s loss along with all who love him. Please know that we will remember Richard and his entire family in a special way at our next school-wide Mass. We are very sorry for your loss. ~ Jane Leary, Director of Constituent Relations, Northwest Catholic High School.
From: Anelie Bubalo

Dear Olive,
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and the family on the passing of your beloved husband and father. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
From: Suzanne and Anthony Natlacen

Dear Olive and family,
Suzanne and I wish to express or most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We dearly valued our friendship in the years together at the Merit Crescent. I am sure Dick will continue to watch hockey from above.
From: Celine Galaise

My deepest sympathies to Olive and the entire family. I have so many fond memories of Dick in Iran, Trinidad and Montreal. He was a giant... loving of all and loved by all. My warmest thoughts are with you.
Celine Galaise
From: Monique et Larry Frigault

C'est avec tristesse que nous apprenons le décès de Dick dont nous avons de très bons souvenirs du temps partagé lors du chantier Rayonier à Port Cartier.A vous Olive et votre belle famille,nos plus sincères condoléances et pour Dick nous formulons une prière pour l'homme exceptionnel qu'il était.
From: Nayiri Dolabjian

Sincere condolences for your loss. May loving memories bring you comfort and peace.
From: Beverlea Tallant

Dear Irene and family - I was so sorry to hear of Dick's death. He was always such a pleasant man and great conversationalist. You will miss him but have many fond memories to share.