Obituary of Ellard William Dilworth
Ellard William Dilworth
(April 7, 1950 - February 19, 2019)
Ellard William Dilworth of Ohaton passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his brothers Jim (Trudy) and Ralph (Mike Schaffner), and nieces and nephews Andrew (Carrie) Wilson, Wanda Fipke (Glen Kuefler), Michaela (Bill) Baum-Dilworth, Marysia (Rob) Champ and Lael Dilworth. Ellard was predeceased by his parents John and Katrina Dilworth.
Ellard was born in Camrose on April 7, 1950 to Katy and John Dilworth of Ohaton. He was educated at Bawlf School and then spent an extra year at Camrose Composite High School – essentially a ruse that allowed him to play football.
He excelled at sports – baseball, basketball, and especially hockey. He is remembered, in particular, for his years spent with the Camrose Maroons where he gathered many awards, including MVP, leading scorer and most popular player as voted by the fans. Ellard also excelled at cattle breeding, producing some superior bulls that were his pride and joy.
Ellard was a gentle, mischievous soul, fiercely competitive in sports and fiercely loyal to his community, family and friends.
His contagious smile and enthusiastic community spirit will be sorely missed by all.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from Camrose United Church with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Camrose Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ellard's memory may be made to the Parkinson Association of Alberta.