After a long and fulfilling life, Jack Barry Ellis, Ph.D., passed away peacefully at his home on September 26, 2018. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; devoted daughters Carolyn and Andrea; caring son-in-law Don Lewis; and his 6 loving grandchildren Erin, Kyle and Matthew (Imrie); Baker, Hannah and Sydney (Lewis).
Jack was Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of Environmental Studies and York University. He was an avid traveller, voracious reader, consumer of current events, and activist for causes he believed in. He inspired those around him with his passion for embracing new cultures, ideas and languages, and thinking outside the box. Jack took great pride in his family, and he will remain in our hearts forever.
Family and friends will be received at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto (east gate entrance, north of St. Clair Ave. 416-485-5572) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Jack, donations to the University of Toronto Schools or an environmental cause of your choosing are welcomed.
Celebration of Life
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M4T 2V8
Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Info: Enter through the east gates off Mount Pleasant Rd., and follow signs to the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre.