Joshua Johnson Ellis

December 16, 2020 52 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joshua Ellis, 28, of Brooks, Alberta on Dec 8, 2020.

Josh was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Nov 21, 1992 to Susan Bowser and Eric Ellis. Josh lived with his family in Fall River, Nova Scotia, then in Calgary, Alberta and then Brooklin, Ontario before settling in Alberta to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.

Josh is survived by his beloved daughter Aria Rae, his ‘little bro’ Ian, his parents, grandmothers Barbara Bowser and Helen Ellis, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Josh is predeceased by his grandfathers Donald Bowser and Earle Ellis.

Josh was known for his adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors. He was happiest being outside; snowboarding, fishing, swimming, rigging and most of all being at the lake with Aria.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a local humane society of your choice. A private family burial will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date.

We love you Josh; then, now and forever.

  1. Dear Eric and Family.

    Im so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you. ❤️

  2. Sincere sympathies to the family, from a fellow ex-pat Nova Scotian

  3. Dear Sue, Eric and Ian,

    Even though I only met Josh a couple of times, I remember how excited and happy he was the day we went to see the Stamps (way back in the early 2000’s). He was a beautiful young man. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Sincerely,

    Brenda Fougere

  4. Dear Eric,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. A real tragedy. I will pray for you and your family to get through this difficult time with strength, love, hope and family.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Vince

    • Dear Eric and family,

      Words fall short of expressing how our hearts are saddened by your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

      May your memories of Josh give you peace and comfort in this very difficult time.

      Charlene Slade

  5. We have been fortunate over the years to be part of many social gatherings with the Bowser/Ellis family and feel very fortunate to have these moments and memories. Josh dearly loved animals, especially, Rocky. In his memory, the McPherson family have made a donation to the Barrie SPCA. Eric, Sue, and Ian – you know we love you all. Sending our love – Mick, Jane and Liam

  6. To Eric and family. Words cannot heal the pain of the loss of your son Joshua. During this difficult time, my family and I would like to offer yours comfort and love. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. May the memory of your son live forever in your hearts.

  7. Eric & family,

    My deepest sympathies during your time of loss and my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Eric, my deepest sympathies as you remember your beloved son.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Josh lived with my son Jesse and he had a kind heart and a sweet soul. May the memories of Josh help the family through this truly heartbreaking time for all of you .

  10. It was truly heartbreaking to hear the news of his passing.

    I will always remember Josh fondly for his warm smile, and I will miss the spontaneous chats and memories we have shared over the years.

    My heart goes out to those that he loved, and those that loved him in return. ❤

  11. I’m so so sorry to Josh’s family. I will miss him .. r I p josh. ❤️
    Dodes

  12. My sincere condolences about Josh. I am thinking of you guys and remembering all the good times we had together. Sending love and hugs.

  13. Eric, Sue and Ian. We were very saddened to here the news of the passing of Joshua. I hope you are managing during this very challenging time. As Josh was very adventurous he wound he very proud of his parents new love for mountain biking!! Big hugs Cathy and Jon

  14. Eric and Sue, I am so sorry to hear about this. Both of you are always in my thoughts but more so now than ever.

  15. Dear Eric and the whole family,

    My heart and thoughts are with all you. The are no words to describe how you feel. I know his loving memory will be with all of you forever. His daughter is the bright light that will carry his legacy. My prayers are with you.

    Sincerely with love and respect

  16. My sincere condolences to you Eric and to all your family in these difficult times.

  17. Sinceres and deepest sympathies to the family

  18. Dear Eric,

    I would like to offer you my deepest condolences on the passing of your son.
    My prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family in these difficult times.

    Sincerely,

    Guylaine

  19. Eric, Sue and Ian.

    I am so saddened by your loss. No words will take away your pain, but wanted to wish you my deepest sympathies. I hope your happy memories of Josh will carry you and your extended family through this very difficult time.

  20. Dear Eric, Sue, and Ian,

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you as you mourn the loss of Joshua. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

    With prayers and sympathy,
    Meghan

  21. Eric, my deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of grief. I know the legacy of Joshua will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  22. Dear Ellis Family,

    Words can’t express my sorrow for your loss of your precious Joshua. May you find the strength to mourn and move forward. He will be in your hearts forever!

  23. Eric, Sue and Ian, our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you in this time of loss. We know the grief you must all be going through and wish it was not so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all over the next day, month and years.

  24. Dear Eric and family

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Josh and I offer my condolences to all of you. I wish you to keep his memory in your hearts.

  25. Dear Eric & Family,
    I am so very saddened and sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you all the strength and love during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all.
    Sincerely,
    Melissa Borsa

  26. Dear Eric and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Sincerely

    Peter and Debbie Burnett

  27. Dear Eric & Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Josh, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk this difficult journey of grief. I love the thought from scripture that “love never ends”, but continues on for eternity. Josh’s love, and your love for him will always be. I hope this brings you a bit of comfort.
    Blessings,
    Heather

  28. Life is but a stopping place,
    A pause in what’s to be,
    A resting place along the road,
    To sweet eternity.

    We all have different journeys,
    Different paths along the way,
    We are all meant to learn some things,
    But never meant to stay.

    Our destination is a place,
    Far greater than we know,
    For some the journey’s quicker,
    For some the journey’s slow.

    But when the journey finally ends,
    We’ll claim a great reward,
    And find an everlasting peace,
    Together with the Lord.

    Rest Easy My Josh I Love You Forever & For Always

  29. Eric,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  30. My heart goes out to you and your family Eric. My sincere condolences for you all.

  31. I knew Josh in Brooks here. He was a solid guy. Will be missed.

    • He was my best friend for years. We may have gotten into our fair share of trouble but he was always a great fiend and a good person. My deepest condolences to Eric, Susan, and Ian. I’m sorry for your loss 🙁

  32. Eric and Family,

    I am very saddened to hear of your loss.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family

  33. I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the sorrow you all feel. My thoughts go out to you all.

    • So sorry for your family and friends loss ,I ended having the privilege of meeting josh and only knew him a short time
      He was very up beat and out going and shall be missed by many .
      R.I.P my Brother

  34. Eric, Sue, Ian, and extended family,
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing.

  35. Please accept my deepest sympathies Eric for you and your family. I’m deeply saddened for your loss and sending you strength through such difficult times.

  36. Eric and Sue
    My heart breaks for you guys , I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.Just know we are all thinking of you back in NS💔

  37. I don’t know what to say, Eric and Sue. I am so sorry about your loss, all our biggest fear to lose a child.

  38. My heart is broken for the boy who was like another son in our home. :'(
    I just got the news from Rich and I am so sorry for your loss.
    My condolences to you all. <3

  39. Dear Eric and family,
    So sorry to hear about your unimaginable loss. My sympathies and thoughts are with you my friend.

  40. Eric, Sue and Ian,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our most sincere condolences to all of you.

  41. Dear Eric and family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. In this difficult time, may the love and support from all your friends and colleagues offer some measure of comfort.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  42. Dear Eric, Sue & Ian;
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during what must be the most difficult time in your lives. May your memories of Joshua provide comfort and strength.

  43. Dear Eric and all your family,
    it is with a deep sadness that I hear this terrible news.
    My thoughts are with you , and my mother’s heart is crying.

    Deepest sympathies
    Marie-josée

    • Eric, Sue and Ian

      My deepest condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers in this challenging time. Wishing you and your family strength and comfort

  44. Dear Eric and family,
    There is no words to describe how you feel. I know his loving memory will be with all.
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely with love and respect

  45. Eric , Sue and Ian
    So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. My heart breaks for all of you.
    Mary

  46. Dear Eric and family,
    so sorry to hear this terrible news, i have no words beside my sincere condolences

  47. My deepest condolences to the enitre family during this ever so difficult time. My you find peace in your hearts.

  48. Eric, Sue and Ian,

    I am so sorry to hear about Josh. The girls and I extend our deepest condolences to all of you. Josh was filled the spirit of adventure and that spirit will live on through his daughter. I see Brian in the girls all the time and I am so grateful for that. Big hugs 💗😔

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