Ellery Cavel Mowbray

March 10, 1949 - February 4, 2024


It is with immense sorrow we announce the passing of Ellery Mowbray. While we are blessed that his battle with MS has finally ended, our hearts are hurting. Ellery passed away with his family by his side at the Concordia Hospital on Sunday, February 4th, 2024 at the age of 74.

Ellery is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Allie; son Cavel (Juanita); daughter Marcy (Sergio); grandsons Haiden, Josh (Brittany) and Jake; great-grandchildren Jenifer, Scarlett and Alasdair; brothers John (Kaye), Robert, Daryle (Barbara) and Kyle (Jeffee); sister Romelda (Stan); and beloved extended family and friends who are family are mourning this loss.

Ellery was predeceased by his parents Charles and Wilma Mowbray.

Ellery was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba on March 10, 1949, where he lived until September 2008, when he and Allie moved into Winnipeg to be closer to the doctors and medical services, he would need access to, to help deal with his MS.

Ellery worked long hours in the construction industry for most of his life where he performed a multitude of tasks ranging from driving truck, to operating heavy duty equipment, to being “the man” to fix the crusher. He worked with various construction companies over the years, Crush-Rite, Chegwin’s, Riverside Construction to name a few, with his final employer being Drozda’s Construction/Lakeview Concrete, when in 1991 he started experiencing health issues and was finally diagnosed in 2000 with Multiple Sclerosis.

Before his diagnosis and the progression of the disease, Ellery was a very physically active man. He played hockey with Shoal Lake “old timers” where he was given the nickname “Ice Burner”, when CB radios were all the rage in the early 80’s, he had that big old aerial on the trunk of his car and he went by the handle “the Wild Irishman”. He was a hands-on kind of guy and you could always find him working on, repairing or fiddling with something.

Ellery’s family was very important to him. He took in his younger brother Kyle while Kyle finished high school. He took his Dad, Charlie out to the coffee shop at the hotel every evening and 3 times a day on Saturdays and Sundays. He enjoyed getting together with his extended family, but they are spread far and wide and it was never often enough. He will be remembered by all for what some would consider his inappropriate sense of humour.

The loss of Ellery has created a huge void in our family, but we take solace in knowing he is no longer suffering. Ellery will be greatly missed and forever remembered and loved.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place, and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation is entrusted to Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to thank the medical staff at the Concordia Hospital for their care during Ellery’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada.