October 11, 1955 – August 23, 2012
Chuck Elliott of Calgary, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the age of 56 years.
Chuck is survived by his wife Debra Elliott; his son Thomas Stewart Elliott; his mother Mary Elliott of North Bay, ON; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and Bob Graham of Boston, NY, Louise Sargent of North Bay and Garry Hartwick (Shirley) of Winnipeg, MB, and their families. He was predeceased by his father Thomas Edwin Elliott; his sister Elizabeth Hartwick; and brother-in-law Bryan Sargent. An animal lover, Chuck also leaves his beloved Chihuahua, Ava, and his Siamese cats, Joc Ko and Ming Po.
Chuck touched many with his thoughtfulness, kindness and humour. He loved baseball and was involved with Cal West Little League for ten years, treasuring his role as Coach Chuck.
Chuck enjoyed a wonderful career in radio and television. Born and raised in North Bay, ON, he migrated west, working first in Prince Albert and then in Regina, SK. He landed in Calgary in 1986, where a highlight of his career was running around for sixteen days covering the 1988 Winter Olympics. He fine-tuned his unique delivery and style at CJAY 92, AM 106 and QR 77. Chuck spent the last fifteen years helping produce the Morning News at Global and he loved contributing weekly movie reviews. He was sharp, well read and very witty. Everyone who worked with him has a funny story to share. Always smiling and positive, he was a great member of the team.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Chuck Elliott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences