Ellen Selina Parrott

September 4, 1922 to October 29, 2016


Passed away on Saturday, October 29th at age 94 in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she spent the last 15 years of her life. Predeceased by her husband Charles, sister Gwendolyn Budgell and her husband Arthur, sister May Russell, brother Clifford Russell and his wife Reeta and sister-in-law Betty Parrott. She is left to mourn by her son Russell (Debbie), daughter Ellen Penney (Gerald), daughter Valerie and son Neil (Willa), brother-in-law Earl Parrott as well as grandchildren Andrew (Heather), Michael (Krystle), Hayes, Aimee Allen (John), Steven Penney, Andrea Penney, Simon Penney (Amanda), Misty Eskola, Charlez Hickey (Terry), Janeil (Melinda), Nicholas and great-grandchildren Andrea and Josie Parrott, Charlie and Hazel Allen and London and Kylian Hickey, as well as a large circle of friends in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Ellie was the first teacher hired for the Newfoundland School for the Deaf from which she retired as Principal in 1977. She made friends wherever she travelled and often reminisced of her days in the motor home and bus touring with her husband Charlie, fishing and ice-fishing. Ellie adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff and physicians at Shannex’s Drummond Hall in Halifax who always made Ellie feel extra special. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Friday, November 18th , 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow in the Field of Honor at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in Ellie’s memory may be made to The Community Food Sharing Association or SPCA. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.



2-4 p.m. on November 18, 2016

7-9 p.m. on November 18, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Saturday November 19th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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I have many fond childhood memories trouting with Mrs. Parrott on the Salmonier Line with my parents Bill and Maud Carter who were co workers at the Newfoundland School for the Deaf. Many condolences to the family Eric Carter

Sending my thoughts & prayers to you & your family at the passing of your mom. I remember well her giving spirit – especially hosting meals when we met together for Staff meals at her home. I still have her recipe for Cauliflower Casserole in my recipe book. May God surround you with his love through his people.

Valerie and family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially tomorrow.
God be with you all. Take care.

Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care and God Bless.

Ellie brought so many happy moments in my life and left with a treasure trove of memories. I
will never forget her. I am praying for the whole family in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.