Cyril Raymond Elliott, P. Eng.(retired)

April 15, 1928 to July 10, 2020


Passed peacefully at home on the morning of July 10th at the age of 92.  Cy enjoyed a long career as a consulting engineer in St. John’s, and was a long-time member and past-president of the Northwest Rotary Club of St. John’s.  Predeceased by his son Mark, wife Margaret, and brother Eric.  Leaving to mourn, with wonderful memories, sister Phyllis (Robert – deceased); brother Frederick (Jean); children Faye (Alex – deceased), David (Heather) and Doug (Sandra); grandchildren William (Danielle), Emily, Elizabeth and Laura; great-granddaughter Addison; close friend and companion Yvonne MacPherson (John – deceased); and a large circle of friends and associates. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be arranged at a future date.  In his memory, donations may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of one’s choice.


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David, i’m very sorry to hear about your father. I hope you and your family are well.

On behalf of Camp 20 (The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer) I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cyril who was a Warden, Camp Secretary and eventually retired as a Honorary Warden of Camp 20. As you may be aware, the “obligation” (or oath) and the Iron Ring Ceremony is a Copyrighted Canadian ritual administered by the Wardens of Camps to welcome new graduate engineers into the profession. Cyril was a devout volunteer who placed an Iron Ring on the finger of many graduate engineers during his tenure. Cyril was a regular attendee at the Iron Ring Ceremony and was always willing to provide sound advice to the new graduate engineers as well as the Wardens of the Camp. He will be missed. His passing is a tremendous loss to the profession and our engineering community.

Ingrid Clarke, FEC, P. Eng. (Retired)
Chair of Camp 20

Dear David and family
Please accept my deepest condolences. I have known Cy for many years and it was always a joy to talk to him about his engineering exploits such as the design of Gushue Hall in the 60’s. He was a man with so much experience and dedication to his profession. I will always be grateful to him when he helped us teach the Highways Engineering course at the Faculty of Engineering when we needed someone urgently. He was in his eighties then but he took up the challenge and did a great job. He will be missed by all of us in the profession.

My deepest sympathies to the Elliot family. Cy was a true Rotary gentleman who exemplified the Rotary Four way test. I enjoyed being in his presence and he will be missed.
Rest in Peace Cy.

Dave and family

We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was blessed to have your companionship, your support and your professional collegiality over all these years. While you must miss him greatly, know that he surely enjoyed his time with you. Take care.

Our sympathy to Cyril ‘s family. We really enjoyed his visits.

My sympathy to Cy’s family at this difficult time. Cy was such a pleasure to be around at our Rotary meetings and he will be missed by our Rotary family. He was an Honorary Member of our club and deservedly so for his years of service and commitment to the club and our community.

My sincere condolences to Cy’s family. I was honored to volunteer with Cy for many years on the board of the SPCA. As busy as he was, he always had time to devote to the animals. His integrity was unsurpassed, and his contributions to the cause immeasurable. May he rest in peace.

Dear David and family,
My sincerest condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing.. As you know, your father as Camp Secretary signed our Iron Ring obligation certificates in 1982, which I still proudly display in my office. Your father was an exceptionally talented engineer, a man of integrity and devoted volunteer. Little did I know at that time, that my engineering career would come full circle in 2005 and I would again connect with your father; in my role as a Warden of Camp 20. When the call for volunteers went out to host the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering National Conference in St.John’s in 2009, your father was again front and center to help wherever. he could. I will miss your father, his wisdom, counsel and calm demeanor which was inspiration to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Deepest sympathies to Cy’s family. I knew Cy over thirty-eight years and volunteered on professional committees with him. He was a hard worker, and a very competent and knowledgeable consulting engineer. Most of all he was kind and always conducted himself very professionally. He enjoyed his work and at the age of seventy- three and still working we had a discussion about retirement. He told me he would turn back the clock if he could. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolences to his family and friends. I met Cy at his Cochrane Street office in 1992 while working with planner John Baird on the Rails to Trails study. He was a practical engineer and a friendly sort. Over the years I met him from time to time on different projects, including at City Hall where I work now. I’ll remember his easy manner and his straight-forward approach. Again, condolences on his loss.

Heartfelt condolences to David and family

So sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him at our Rotary meetings. He had such a sweet laugh. He will be missed.

So sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. He was a dedicated Rotarian and we always enjoyed chatting with him at our meetings. Deepest condolences to the family.

Sincere sympathy to Cy’s family on his passing. We will miss his faithful presence at Northwest Rotary. . ,

I was so very sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. He was a good friend and co-worker with CBCL. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

I was so very sorry to read of Cy’s passing. I knew him for many years through the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest. He was such a sweet man, always kind and polite with a subtle sense of humour, and completely committed to the club projects and activities he was involved with. If Cy told you he would take care of something, you could rest assured it would be done and done well. My sincere condolences to his family.

My deepest and sincere condolence for your loss. I believe he is in a better place and happy.

Kingsley from Rotary Club of St. John’s North-West

On behalf of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family of our dear friend and fellow Rotarian Cyril Elliott.

Cy has been a member of St. John’s Northwest since 1970. He was past president in 1996-1997 and awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2003. Cy attended meetings on a regular basis up to this past year, attended our Give Together in 2019, attended our Club Assembly last year at the Sunshine Camp, and attended another meeting in 2019 where he was honored to receive an honorary membership in our club. He was always a supporter of our projects/efforts and rarely missed a meeting or event. Cy will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. Rest in peace dear Cyril. Thank you for 50 years of service to our club and the community which we serve.

Thinking of his family and friends at this sad time. May fond memories of Cyril keep him alive in your hearts forever!

Sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. He had a life well lived with adventure and fun and was a wonderful father and grandfather. Thinking of his family at this time.