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William "Cowboy" Borden Alexander Elliott

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William "Cowboy" Borden Alexander Elliott

November 7, 1945 - December 31, 2020

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 16th at Kelly's Homelike Inn from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

On his terms, Bill passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Judy (nee Bevan) and girls by his side, so loved by Shelley Elliott (Mike Ryan), Stacie Sawyer (Jeff) and Stephanie (Adam Sherwin). He was the biggest fan and most loving Grampy of Mikayla, Sydney, Jordyn, Emily and Ethan. Loved brother of Mary Elliott, Laura Chase (Jim), Don (Kelly) and John (deceased). Pre-deceased by his parents Borden and Evelyn. Forever remembered by his brothers-in-law John Bevan (Mary), Jaye Bevan (Sandy), sisters-in-law Jan Bradford (Steve) and Joy Doncaster (Bob). Much loved and idolized uncle of the Elliott, Fulford and Bevan families. So badly missed by his loyal companion “Jack”. Bill, Cowboy, Dad, Grampy …….to know him was to love him!! You could always find Bill at a ball diamond, arena or where ever someone needed help, personally or a sports team, he raised monies through his famous Euchre Tournaments, raffles, 50/50’s, hockey and ball pools, he did it all. He had to be the best 50/50 ticket seller ever. His pride and joy was his involvement with sports, whether it was the Coldsprings Cats, Cobourg Cougars, Oshawa Hilliers, hockey, Legion darts and Golf. He made friends from coast to coast, Cuba and Myrtle Beach. He will always be remembered by his Malone group, his Turkey Bowl group and his daily coffee group as a loyal and dependable friend. He would always put a smile on his customer’s faces when they heard the whistling and humming as he happily cleaned their windows. Thank you isn’t enough for the love and appreciation we have for our PSW’s, St. Elizabeth nurses, Lakeridge hospital and Northumberland Hills Hospital nursing staffs. A very special heartfelt thank you to our doctor and friend Francisco Mule, Susan Jenereaul, Tracy Bagshaw and our own 4th daughter and special nurse CaraLea Calvert for all their kindness. I am sure Bill is happily organizing a tournament of some kind, for “Anybody in the House” and it will be a “Barn Burner”. To know him was to love him young or old. You had a “Friend for Life”. Bill loved his family, friends and community. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care or Cobourg Sports Hall of Fame (www.cdshf.ca).

“Love You Guys”

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Pauline Hoskin - October 14, 2021

I loved him so much. He was so kind to me and m grandsons. Always treated everyone so kind. He has taught so many how to be kind. P

Mike and Kathy Thompson - October 14, 2021

Its been my pleasure knowing Bill all these years, whether through Hockey or him running all those euchre tournaments for all those years, This man had a heart of gold. One of my favourite sayings that Bill use to tell the euchre crowd, The rules are, there are no rules always got a laugh. I know he raised a lot of money for various sport teams. There will never be another like him. RIP Bill

Isabelle & Norm Hoselton - October 14, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss, he will always be remembered.

S.J. Lawlor - October 9, 2021

Cowboy was a great man. He knew a lot about lots of things - but he taught me specifically about fastball catching, having fun and he also taught my father that there is no shame (if you’re over 70) in teeing off from the reds. One time he also challenged a man less then half his age to round three of a leg wrestling match - and the younger man backed down. RIP Cowboy.

Jay Meade - October 7, 2021

One of a kind. RIP Cowboy. 🍻 🙏 ✌

Troy Burgess - October 7, 2021

Condolences to all the families who have lost but will not forget a good man, Going to miss you Bill.

The Tom &Deb Lewis Family - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Kelly and Jim Goody - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Jackie and Bob Munro - September 28, 2021

Dear Judy and Family we are so sorry for your loss Bill (Cowboy) was a wonderful kind man you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jackie and Bob 🕊❤️

Cora and Tim and kids - September 28, 2021

Sending you love and support as you journey through grief and loss. He will be remembered and loved and you will be loved and supported all through this. We love you. Xo

Glen Moreland - September 28, 2021

A celebration of life is perfect for a man like Bill who lived life to the fullest. His infectious smile and boundless energy was why he was loved by all those he met along his journey. We shared many terrific moments both on the ball field and off. A fine ballplayer , excellent teammate with a competitive spirit , Cowboy was a great addition to every ball team he played on. Sincere condolences to Judy and the family and all who loved him . He is missed🙏💕

Clara and John Manning - February 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Kim Beaver - February 10, 2021

A lovely tribute to a great man. I’ll miss you around the campfire Cowboy. Rest well.

Linda Wong - January 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Dave Linda Williams - January 21, 2021

Judy and family so sorry for your loss

Laverne O'Connor - January 17, 2021

Judy...I was sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Thoughts are with you and your family. His voice always brought a smile to his neighbors on Spencer Street Laverne and Terry O'Connor

Gord Matthews - January 16, 2021

Dear Judy and Family;y, Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Bill. He was a force in our community, well liked and respected by all who met him. Bill will be missed about town. Thinking of you, Gord and Kathy.

Debbie and Jan Bissett - January 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Stacey Marriott - January 13, 2021

To your entire family, Cindy and I send our sincere condolences. Bill was a incredible man who was such FUN to be around. He made me laugh and want to be around him every chance I had. I remember being a child and my parents bringing us to Cold Springs to watch ball and the arena to watch Mercantile hockey ( We always watched Cowboy) I asked him “nervously” one time for help with a baseball bottle drive “Sure, when, 3 days from now”he gave me shit for short notice yet he & Gigs got me $700 lol. HE was awesome Our thoughts are with you all.

Diane Kennedy - January 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Deanne Spalding - January 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Eunice Kirkpatrick - January 12, 2021

Shelley & Mike, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Take Care Eunice xxx

Debbie Marshman - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Debbie Craig-Marshman - January 11, 2021

My most heartfelt sympathy to you all. Big hugs Sending big hugs and healing prayers. 😢💔.

Arthur and Nancy Dalgarno - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

V.Ruth Bevan and Family - January 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Ruthowsky's - January 10, 2021

We love you Cowboy. You have been a big part of our family for a long time. You were a best friend to my dad and special friend to me and my brother Craig. Thank you for all the memories.

The Ruthowsky's - January 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Ruth and Jim Schultz - January 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Bill and Wendy McAllister - January 9, 2021

Judy , Our sincere condolences to you and family. Our thoughts are with you through this very difficult time. Bill and Wendy

Conrad (Moe) & Pat Guergis - January 9, 2021

It is with sadness we learned of Bill's passing. We grew up together as young kids.So many wonderful memories, of all the shenanigans that kids and their friends get into.Bill will always be remembered for his love of baseball, and his family.With deepest condolences to the Elliott Family. Moe & Pat

Jim Schultz - January 9, 2021

Thank you Cowboy for the many years of friendship we shared. I will miss you always. Your friend, Jim

Trish Clarke and Ron Waites - January 9, 2021

Always got a smile and a laugh from Bill what a great guy he will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences to all the families.

Jenny Allison - January 9, 2021

Hal & I are saddened to hear of the death of your loving husband Bill. Please accept our sincere condolences. May Bill Rest in Peace in the arms of the Father..

Lindy Bevan Jefferson - January 8, 2021

Jude, girls and the gkids, We are incredibly sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind with an enormous heart. Love ❤️ ❤️❤️

Tony & Josephine Bonta - January 8, 2021

May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss. Tony & Josephine Bonta

Bill & Kathy Bleekman - January 8, 2021

He left a positive impression on everyone he knew or met. A wonderful legacy indeed. Rest in Peace Bill.

Christine (LaBrash) Thompson - January 8, 2021

Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your husband passing away. I didn't know him but he sounds like a fun and loving guy. Lots of great memories for you and your family. Chris

Tom and Julie Bevan - January 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Peter Washburn - January 8, 2021

Sorry for your loss, this Cowboy will be missed by very many family and friends.

Cathy Cane - January 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Lori Spence - January 8, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Such a big character. He will be very missed. Condolences to Judy and family. RIP Cowboy.

Lauralee Sawyer - January 7, 2021

Our Thoughts and condolences for you Judy and your family during this sad time Lauralee

Debbie Young - January 7, 2021

Sorry to hear about Bill's passing.... Sending our heartfelt condolences to Judy and all of your families.... Debbie and Bill Young

Les Andrews - January 7, 2021

Judy, Steph and Stacie, I was sadden to hear about Bill. One hell of a character, and a loving giving person. To the entire Bevan family I share in your memories of "cowboy". Love you all Les

Trev and Joey Baxter - January 7, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a character and you must have some great memories. Your Family and Friends will be comforting for you at this time. Sending our love and condolences to you and family. Xoxo

The Flannigans - January 7, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss. Or should we say everyone’s loss. Best Cuba tour guide ever! The ball game Bill organised with them will never be forgotten. Still planning on dropping off morels this spring. Thinking of you. All the best

June and Gord Minifie - January 7, 2021

Condolences Judy and family.

Vera Blower - January 7, 2021

Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I will always remember his smile and laughter. He was truly one of a kind who loved life, family and friends. Thinking of all of you at this time.

Lynn O’Connell and Vince Boulerice - January 7, 2021

Judy and family, So sorry to hear that Bill passed. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Sincerely, Lynn and Vince

Brandon Strung - January 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Kim (Munn) Goebel - January 6, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Greg (Yogi) Daniel - January 6, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Judy and family...RIP Cowboy.

Pat (Snapper) & Shelley Rutherford and Family - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Lynne and Bruce Sherwin - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

The Markle's - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Jeanine Clarey - January 6, 2021

Dear Judy Condolences to you and your family. Sending our love to you xo Jeanine & Paul Clarey

Gerald Stafford - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Gerald Stafford - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Dianne Lee - January 6, 2021

Judy and family Sending you my condolences in the loss of Bill. He was one of a kind he was so well known and loved. May your love and memories help you heal in the tough days to follow. Hugs

Barb Linton and Family(Page) - January 6, 2021

Judy , we are sadden to hear about the passing of Bill. We where so fortunate to have Bill and yourself as neighbours for Mom and Dad. They often told us how Bill always had time for a chat across the fence talking about the day or the birds they had in the yard and always finishing the conversation ,"if you need anything I'm here."He was a great neighbour and a dear friend. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and the family .

Barry and Sheila Dawe - January 6, 2021

Words cannot express how I feel right now. Condolences to you Judy and the family. Cobourg has had a lot of characters, a few legends, but there was only one Cowboy. I'm gonna miss you buddy.

Catherine and David Edwards - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

RAYMOND GALLAGHER - January 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Darlene North - January 6, 2021

Judy & family, I am deeply sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you, while you are all going through this difficult time.

Linda MacDonald - January 6, 2021

Judy & family-So sorry that you've lost Bill in this trying time. God bless and keep you well. Jim & Linda (Baker) MacDonald

Gerry Ivanski - January 6, 2021

From one Montreal Canadiens fan to another you will be greatly missed buddy. You were the Mayor of Spencer St E and I happily served as Deputy Mayor. My deepest sympathies to your family. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

Beverley (George) Slade - January 6, 2021

Well, that's just knocked the wind right outa my sails,, and sad to day, but this is why I don't get onto this page very often,, such sad news !! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Judy and family,, he most certainly was all of the above mentioned,, a wonderful man,,

Nancy & Don Gauthier - January 6, 2021

R.I.P. Cowboy. You never gave less than 100 percent! Our sincere condolences to Judy and family.

Barb Stewart Collins - January 6, 2021

Judy so sorry for your loss

Dave & Cindy Vanderwel - January 6, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences Judy to you & the family. He was a great man! He most definitely has a "barn burner" happening in heaven. xo Dutchie & Cindy

Bruce Alldred - January 6, 2021

Sad to hear Judy. One of a kind and a great Yankee fan!

Grace Dingman Clouthier - January 6, 2021

Sending you my deepest condolences. Bill was a high spot for so many people that had the opportunity of being in his presence. Sending hugs to you, Shelley and all your family. Love Grace and family.

Eithne Ryan - January 6, 2021

To Judy, Shelley and Mike: Bill was a hugely personable, loving, friendly, kind, thoughtful, fun loving man and there is no one else like him. He will be greatly missed, but I am sure he will be quickly organizing numerous events and greeting pals that have passed before him. My heart goes out to you that are left behind and hurting with his loss! He will be forever in your heart and you will have many many wonderful stories and memories about him to bring smiles to your faces. Take care of yourselves. Big hugs and many prayers and thoughts to help you through your time of grief.

Jan Rose - January 5, 2021

Dear Judy and family, Please know my thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

Rick Clark - January 5, 2021

Sending my condolences to the family Bill was an awesome guy and will be sadly missed

Jane Goody - January 5, 2021

Judy and family, So sorry to read of Bill's passing. He was always a s player and supporter for our teams. Jane Goody

Bill & Jane Vanderwel - January 5, 2021

Judy, are thoughts and ptayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

Leone Wilson - January 5, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to all Bill's family.

Naomi Harpee - January 5, 2021

Im so sorry for your loss. He was cared for man by his family and friends. Even during his struggle with his illness, I remember going to see Bill and he was always easy to talk too and he was always looking at the brighter side of things. His side kick Jack was right there getting those pets and cuddles as I talk to Bill. It was a pleasure getting to know Bill, Judy, and getting in those cuddles with Jack. Love and light to Bill and his family. A GREAT Man will be missed in this community and I hope he xan watch A real game now, not the reruns on tv. My condolences to the family and friends.

Alistair Varley - January 5, 2021

Judy and family, so.sorry to.hear of Cowboys passing as a new Cobourg Ian Cowboy was one of the true characters I got to know. Many condolences.

jim thorne & pam - January 5, 2021

judy&family we are so very sorry for your loss bill truly was a one in a million and will be greatly missed

Katie Rutherford & Derek Kernan - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Sally McKay - January 5, 2021

Awe, Judy, very sorry for your loss. Bill was one of those men who always had a smile on his face and word or two to share. My love to you and Stacie and the rest of the clan. Sally.

Danny Wilcox - January 5, 2021

So sad to hear the new that Bill Passed loved playing Goal for him Condolence to the Family

Marion & Ric McIvor - January 5, 2021

So very sorry Judy & Family for your loss . Sincere Condolences . Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time . From Ric & Marion

Gail Lewis - January 5, 2021

Judy I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

Kim and Tom Rudd - January 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Cowboy’s passing. He was one of a kind and we will all miss his big personality and his generous spirit. Our condolences to the whole family. Kim and Tom

Kim and Tom Rudd - January 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Cowboy’s passing. He was one of a kind and we will all miss his big personality and his generous spirit. Our condolences to the whole family. Kim and Tom

Donnie & Marlene Davidson - January 5, 2021

Judy, Stacey, Steph and families Our sincere sympathy to all of your family! Bill was a great guy, loved by all. Sincerely Donnie & Marlene Davidson

Dianna Savage - January 5, 2021

rip. cowbow I.ll remember all the fun at the ballpark

Marylou and Bruce Wainwright - January 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Cowboys passing.He is leaving big shoes to fill in the Cobourg community

Bill and Susan Harris - January 5, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Bills passing...hoping your wonderful memories will be of comfort to you

James Edward Boone - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Jim and Jean Boone - January 5, 2021

Our condolences to you all. I was privileged to have got be his friend. Rest in Peace Cowboy. Booney

Marlene Stothart - January 5, 2021

Judy, Shelley, my deepest condolences to all families.

Tim Austin - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Tim Austin - January 5, 2021

Bill was always a special person. F dock still remembers the Yankee Clipper. He was always Helpful--Kind--and a go getter He will be remembered at baseball, hockey and card games in the future. RIP Cowboy

Joyce Somerville - January 5, 2021

Judy and family, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

LINDA SEDGWICK-GIRARD - January 5, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences.

DALE craig - January 5, 2021

Sending my condolences to all family members...Did a lot of work in the sports field in the Cobourg area over the years.

Dan and Shirley Foden - January 5, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family, in the loss of Cowboy. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ross and Penny Jenkins - January 5, 2021

We were so sorry to hear the news of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Ross and Penny Jenkins

Norma stoffers - January 5, 2021

Dear Judy Thinking of you at this time. Our sincere condolences. Norma & Ralph Stoffers

Ted Rowden - January 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Judy. He will be missed by so many.

elaine paul - January 5, 2021

Judy, Shelley & Family: So sorry about Wild Bill. We have countless memories with him over the years. We will be thinking of you all in the coming days. XX Butch & Elaine

Francis and Yvonne Harnden - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Rick&Shirley McBride - January 5, 2021

We are truly saddened to hear of Cowboy's passing. Always a character. Rest in peace.

Lee and Tanya Cattell - January 5, 2021

What a beautiful tribute. Thinking of all of you and sending so much love your way. xox Lee, Tanya and family

Donna & Bill Owens - January 5, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jonathan Mitchell - January 5, 2021

saddened to learn of Bill's passing, i always enjoyed his company. sincere condolences to Judy and family. RIP Cowboy

Judy Hall - January 5, 2021

So sorry for your loss Judy & Family. Bill will be missed.

McManns - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Blaine Darling - January 5, 2021

Sorry to hear about Bill, He was a good man. My heart goes out to your family at this most difficult time.

Estelle Cortesis - January 5, 2021

Dear Judy, Stacie and family, my sincere condolences to you and your families. You are in my prayers.

Laurie and Guy Lewis - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Marion switzer - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Jamie Newton. - January 5, 2021

I am so glad that I met you. You were always so full of energy, love and laughter. Cobourg lost a great one, but heaven gained a great one.

Dave Greenlaw - January 5, 2021

sending hugs and prayers to Bill's family. My good friend of 59 years,,,,RIP

Bert & Brett Maynard - January 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cowboy. Our condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.

Rob Cochrane/Barb Phillips - January 5, 2021

So sorry to read of Bills death. My first introduction to Bill was playing fastball at Victoria Park in the men’s league. It was never hard to tell when he was behind the plate. Barb was introduced to Bill when he was hired to do our house windows, which I never did quite right. It was a visit to look forward to each spring. Bill and his crew always left with Barb extremely happy about her squeaky clean windows, and Bill just as happy with a bag of fresh picked morel mushrooms. Sincere condolences to Bills family and friends. We will remember him whenever we cook up a feed of morels. Barb/Rob

The Marshall Family - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Bob Lafleche - January 5, 2021

Sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

ben burd - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Greg and Andrea Bowen - January 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Greg Clayton - January 5, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. R.I.P "Cowboy ".

Tammy Elder - January 5, 2021

Judy and Family....thinking of all of you at this very sad time. I will always remember his larger than life personality and that infectious laugh you always heard before he entered a room❤

Elaine Fish(Tidd) - January 5, 2021

So sorry to hear this. Cowboy was a Cobourg Icon. To sporting events, fundraising, helping anyone who needed it, but most of all I remember him from Kelly's, his laughter, his voice, dancing, you couldn't help but have a good time with him around. Heaven will be having a party

Robert Bullock - January 5, 2021

RIP Cowboy

Jim and Diana Flesch - January 5, 2021

Judy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Bill from the arena and ballpark.

Debbie Atanasoff - January 5, 2021

Judy,Shelley,Stacie & Stephanie so sorry to hear my thoughts are with you 🙏

Barb and Ric Basinger - January 5, 2021

Hi Judy: Ric and I were saddened to hear about Bill's passing. He worked with Ric at Winchester and was a fixture at the parks or arenas that we all frequented over the years. I will miss his hellos when I met him downtown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barb and Ric.

Nicole Dekeyser-Kniff - January 5, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss. There aren’t enough words to explain his character, enthusiasm and love for everyone in this community. My heart breaks for all of you as I’m sure so many of us in this town does. Sending you love and strength at this time. I know “Cowboy” is already giving the big guy a run for his money and taking over and saying “Anybody in the house... one game!” And if there wasn’t already a shuffle board table up there, there is now. He was and will always be an icon to so many in our town. His love and generosity will never be forgotten or unspoken. 💕

Kerri Carberry - January 4, 2021

My condolences Aunt Judy. I’m sending my love to you all. I’m so sorry you’re without this wonderful man in your life’s anymore. The world is made a better place with people like Bill. Xoxo

Lynda Skitch Oliver - January 4, 2021

So sad to lose yet another happy warrior from back in the day when the love of the game filled our rinks, parks and hearts. Cowboy was one of the good guys and will always remain a local legend. My sincere condolences to you Judy and to your family. Also, hugs to Laura and Jim.

Karen Emond - January 4, 2021

So very sorry for your loss Judy. Our deepest condolences to you and your family 💕 Karen and Don Emond

Tara Raymond - January 4, 2021

I’m very sorry for your loss, so many wonderful memories, I kept many of his famous Grafton Fastball T-Shirts . He brought smiles to many faces.

wink - January 4, 2021

"The Real Cowboy" Bill Elliot will always be a legend and he will never be forgotten . The sadness that swept through Cobourg on the 31st was felt clear across the country to the west coast. Much love to Judy and family

Russ Kerr - January 4, 2021

I can’t imagine Cobourg without a Cowboy ,one time at legion field he ran a fan appreciating day giving tickets to everyone that would take one he so cared for everybody R.I.P. you will always be remembered by all who knew you .

Julie and Todd Greer - January 4, 2021

Bill you where one of the kindest, caring and giving person you have ever had the honour of knowing. Your presence will be missed, your spirt for life will live forever

Kali Taylor - January 4, 2021

As a kid his voice was the coolest most distinct memory from the ball park. Whenever Dad had a cold he loved to try to imitate good old Cowboy. I'm sure the two of them are already up to no good. Hold all your happy memories close to your hearts. Thinking of your family. - xo Kali.

Lee Toomey - January 4, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss ❤️ I’m sure our Bill was waiting for him with open arms, I can see the two of them having a few and reminiscing ❤️

Jenn Bevan - January 4, 2021

Sending my love to all of you! Cowboy was such a joy to so many people. One of the kindest men I have ever met.

Joanne,Brian Connor - January 4, 2021

My condolences Judy..Cowboy was a great guy always made me laugh. I can't say enough about him jumping in and helping out with my Rice Lake Challenge. R.I.P Cowboy.

Danielle and Shawn Rock - January 4, 2021

To Judy and girls and Shelley and family, the community has lost a true legend. Cowboy will always be remembered fondly by so many as a great supporter of local sports, for which we were appreciative to be recipients of his famous euchre tournament. We hope you find comfort in all your memories and hold them close to your hearts. Hoping time will ease your pain. Shawn and Danielle Rock

Diane Cane - January 4, 2021

Condolences to all of Bill’s family. I have many great memories of baseball events.

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - January 4, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to all the family. Bill will be missed by the entire community. RIP Cowboy.

Greg and Cathy Rylott - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Suzanne Lanctot - January 4, 2021

My condolences to you Judy and Shelley and all the families. Bill was so full of life and will be sadly missed. He surely "Lived, Loved and Laughed" May all the happy memories of him, sustain you all in your loss. Sincerely, Sue Lanctot

Michelle Mallory - January 4, 2021

Judy sending our condolence to you and your family. Bill was truly one of a kind man, he always made everyone smile. We will always be one of Bill’s Peeps!❤️❤️ Love Michelle and Dennis xo

Nadine Mahood - January 4, 2021

To Judy and family: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I know that he had been ill for some time but that never eases the pain at the time of loss. Judy, you are missed here at Legion Village and I think of you often. We had such good talks about my dad and my extended family here in Cobourg and I am grateful that you filled in a lot of empty spots for me in my family history. I know that your husband was a wonderful person from hearing the love in your voice when you talked about him. Know that I will pray for peace for you and your family and that your memories will soon be of the good and happy times before he got sick.

Anita & Bill Nichol - January 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences, RIP Cowboy!

Debra Clarke - January 4, 2021

Judy and family So sorry to hear of your loss .

joe ferguson & cindy greer - January 4, 2021

RIP Cowboy... No one could host a tournament and no one supported people in the community like Cowboy... You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. On your terms... RIP

Ron & Lindsay Clow - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Cindy Chandler - January 4, 2021

My deepest condolences to all the families... He was a one of a kind man. Much love and respect. May he Rest In Peace.

Bob McAskill - January 4, 2021

Miss ya Grampy love ya buddy always have.

Jason & Jen Benne - January 4, 2021

Judy and Family, sending our deepest condolences. May Cowboy’s memory live forever in all of you. 💗

Lisa and Joe Gosselin - January 4, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss Shelly and family xo

Judy McBride Keller - January 4, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Judy for the loss off your husband and to Shelley and the girls for the loss of their Dad. May God bless you all as your travel down this difficult journey of loss.

Rose Buttar - January 4, 2021

Shelley, Stacie & Stephanie I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you’s. Rose & Larry Buttar

Dave O'Malley - January 4, 2021

Judy, Cowboy was definitely one of a kind! He will be dearly missed by all of his friends at Quinte Isle. The "Ranch" won't be the same with out him there. Hope to see you soon. Love Dave, Lisa, Jacob, Alex & Jaden. PS - Remember the time him and Alex built that firepit?

Tom & Rose Gadbois - January 4, 2021

Judy and Family We are so so sorry for your loss, but will always cherish the friendship of cowboy words cannot express what a special person he was and will always remember that smile and wave 👋 Tom and Rose

Gord and Ann Oosterhof - January 4, 2021

So sorry Judy to hear about the passing of Cowboy. Our community has lost a good one. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Corey & Troy - January 4, 2021

Judy and Family Having known Cowboy my whole life , I know there will never be another that comes close to your Bill. He was a true friend to many and he will never be forgotten. The man , the legendary Cowboy, may he rest in peace. Stay close to the girls and family during this time. Hugs

Deb Hill - January 4, 2021

Dear Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Like everyone that ever met Cowboy I have all kinds of fun and funny memories of him. Please accept my condolences and pass them on to the rest of the family. With deepest sympathy, Deb Hill

Robert Pearse - January 4, 2021

To. Judy & Family, Please accept my sincere condolence. Bill was bigger than life with many friends. Can’t ask for better than that. Olly

Joanne Howell - January 4, 2021

Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have an angel watching over you. Please know that I am thinking of you all.

Craig & Peggy Minifie - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Neva Moore - January 4, 2021

Our hearts go out to all of you. Cowboy was one in a million. May he rest in peace and play the best game of his life. Team players Chris Bell , Curly Rutherford. One more game.

Bill and Carmel Scott - January 4, 2021

Rest in Peace, Cowboy. You will be missed dearly by many in this town. Our condolences to Shelley, Mike, Judy and the girls, and all who loved and will miss you. You leave big shoes to fill. Bill and I have had the pleasure of attending one of your amazing euchre tournaments. They will never be duplicated on the level that you used pour your heart and soul in to them. Take it easy, Cowboy, Bill and Carmel Scott

Deb and Barry Bird - January 4, 2021

Barry and I send our heartfelt condolences Judy to you and the girls. I can’t think about Bill without remembering him playing for the Cats. What a ball player! And that great laugh of his. He’ll be missed but never forgotten. He lived it to the fullest. sincerely, Deb and Barry

Scott Lang - January 4, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Cowboy was definitely one of a kind and will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to know him.

Al & Lynn Maclean - January 4, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Bill was one of a kind. It was always a fun time to be in the same room with Cowboy whether you were at the same table or not. He raised everyone’s spirits with his enthusiasm and joyous banter. Rest In Peace Bill.

Gail Cousans - January 4, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Judy and the rest of the family. Cowboy will definitely be missed by all!

Rosalie Carson - January 4, 2021

Sending love to your family ,l know he will be missed by so many💖

Norma sanche - January 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss

Susan & Dalt Spicer - January 4, 2021

Bill “Cowboy” certainly left his mark in this world - he was loved by so many - his family and an army of friends. There is no greater tribute. May your memories give you strength in the days ahead. Our sincere condolences Judy and family. Sue & Dalt

Susan & Dalt Spicer - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame

Marilyn (Rusk) Chapin - January 4, 2021

Judy and family. So sorry for your loss

Keith Boundy - January 4, 2021

So long Cowboy gonna miss you,Prayers and our thoughts are with you Judy and family.

Cindy Wong - January 4, 2021

Sincere condolences to you Judy and family. I know he'll greatly missed by so many.

Shelley Warrington - January 4, 2021

The first time we went to Cobourg legion Bill was there. Before Ken had returned with our drinks, Bill was at our table welcoming us to his branch. Best welcome ever. Loved that guy.

Pauline Hoskin - January 4, 2021

“I love you a bushel and a peck, bushel and a peck and a ring around your neck” 🎼🎼 Such a positive influence in my life and my grandsons 🥰😘😍 P

Judy Dowler - January 4, 2021

I know how much Bill was loved and I am so sorry to hear of his passing but there is an other angel in heaven and I’m sure he’s making everyone smile and laugh. Love Judy💖

Pauline Hoskin - January 4, 2021

“I love you a bushel and a peck, bushel and a peck a d a rink around your neck” 🎼🎼 Such a positive influence in my life and my grandsons 🥰😘😍 P

Bob and Jackie Munro - January 4, 2021

RIP Cowboy, Condolences to Judy and the whole Elliott family from the Munros. You will be sorely missed by many friends including us. We will miss your charisma and memories of the Kelly's shuffle board tournaments. We will fondly remember the last time we saw you at the charity get together for you at the Baltimore center. Until we meet again. God bless you. Bob and Jackie

Maggie & Chuck Johnston - January 4, 2021

It’s hard to put into words and give comfort with your loss, Judy. But knowing you’re in our thoughts during this difficult time, I hope will have some merit! Ive heard many positives and his fundraising skills, and how great of a job he always did. One of the best! Hugs from a distant(mileage, as well as 6ff if in person) to you, the girls and Bill’s family!! ❤️ Love, Maggie & Chuck (from Renfrew)

Coyle’s - January 4, 2021

Cowboy you will be missed. Sending our condolences to Judy and family. He will forever be remembered.

Mary Mouse Checkley Ainsworth - January 4, 2021

Judy, Jan, Joy and families, another special person and fastball family member gone too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Page - January 4, 2021

My deepest sympathy for your families loss. Cowboy will be missed by many.

Helen Ann Parker - January 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My sincere sympathy to all.

Larry and Ginny Sherwin - January 4, 2021

Dear Judy and much loved family of Bill, Words cannot express how sad we were to hear of Bill’s passing. He will be greatly missed by Cobourg and the many people who knew him. At long last he is free of pain and can watch over all of you. Until we can hug again. ❤️ Larry & Ginny

Tanner Kelly - January 4, 2021

He is gone but never forgotten. Truly an amazing person with a heart as big of his voice. Chasing ‘Indians’ evolved into talking sports. I felt like I was friends with him from 8 to 28 years old. My thoughts are with you all.

Dawn Marie Kelly - January 4, 2021

Sending love and prayers to the whole family. Cowboy will be greatly missed. He's probably up in Heaven with mom & dad having a cold one discussing ball with Dad. Xxoo ❤🙏 Dawn

Ian McBride - January 4, 2021

Judy, so sorry to hear of this dreadful loss. Ian

Betty Stevenson - January 4, 2021

To Judy and Family, So sorry for your loss. Condolences from a Gary Davey and Betty Stevenson and Families.

Ron Johnson - January 4, 2021

Bill was the consumate friend with whom I had many fun experiences with over the years. Whether it be sports or just life in general, if you were a friend of Cowboys you were a friend forever. My sincerest condolences to all. Ron

Cheri & Brian Milner - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care

Cheri Milner - January 4, 2021

Dear Judy and family - We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a one of a kind; they broke the mold after him. He was everything you mentioned and much, much more. And he was without a lie THE BEST 50/50 ticket seller, personally witnessed at every home Cougar Game in the 70's and 80's. He, who lives life large, will never be forgotten nor the void ever filled. Sincere sympathy, Cheri & Brian

Liz and Dean McCaughey - January 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed.

Ewart Timlin - January 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame