Walter "Wally" Ellig

Walter William Ellig of Hanover, passed away peacefully at the Hanover Hospital on August 9th 2023 with family at his side. He was 86 years old.

He was devoted to and cherished by his wife, family and his faith. Wally was born April 7th 1937 to the late Jerome and Matilda Ellig. Wally enjoyed his working careers, as first a barber then Plant Manager of Hanover Kitchens. Coaching Minor Hockey was one of his favorite passions, mentoring and sharing his love of the game. Once retired Wally loved to work in his home wood working shop, playing horseshoe and was an avid fan of his Toronto Maple Leaf’s and Toronto Blue Jays.

Survived by his devoted and loving wife Glenda (Kueneman) of 64 years. Adored by his children, daughter Penny ( Jeff ) Speer , son Randy ( Analiza) Ellig. Grandchildren Jordan ( Jennifer) Speer, Tyson    (Kaitlyn Bannon) Speer, Evan Ellig, Gale (Paolo) DeLuca, Maureen Cabiles, Great Granddaughter Selene DeLuca. Fondly remembered by his sister Dorothy Montag and brother in law Eugene Kuntz and many nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by his parents Jerome and Matilda, sister Florence, and brothers Gerry, Leonard, Raymond, Clarence, Clayton and daughter in law Cynthia.

The family is so very thankful for the wonderful care received by Dr. Bouillon, all the Nurses, staff and Doctors at the Hanover Hospital as well as neighbors and friends for your kindness throughout this journey.

Family and Friends are invited to visitation which will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 7-9 pm. A  Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 11 am at Holy Family Church, Hanover. A private family inurnment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. 

Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or to Holy Family Catholic Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Public Condolences

Dear Glenda and sorry to read about Wally's passing. Our prayers go out to you and the children Glenda...many fond memories at Port Elgin Beach cottages...cousins may drift apart but memories stay with us forever. I remember when Wally was barber at the corner house on main Street many long years ago...time doesn't stand still does it? Love, Judi

- Judi and Helmut Walter
September 23, 2023

Wally was the first person to introduce himself when my family and I moved to Hanover. He gave a great first impression of being a neighbour. Our condolences to Glenda and his family.

- Daniel Cockburn & Family
August 27, 2023

Accept our sympathies.

- Chuck & Viv Niesen
August 25, 2023

Wally & my husband Doug were roommates in Hanover Hospital for a month.
My deepest & most sincere condolences to your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Donna Bender

- Donna Bender
August 24, 2023

Glenda and family. Our sincere condolences on Wally's passing. Although we hadn't seen you and Wally for many years, my parents, Eugene and Venetta (Kueneman) Weaver, spoke very highly of you both. May your cherished memories and the love and support of your family and friends bring you comfort in your loss. Carolyn and Scott Thibaudeau

- Carolyn Thibaudeau
August 20, 2023

Glenda, Penny, Randy and families..
I am saddened to hear of Wally's passing. The years I worked with him at Hanover Kitchens were a delight ... especially his jokes and sense of humor..against many odds. He often teased me about my fondness for a glass of wine .or three. ..all in jest.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and may happy memories comfort you in the days ahead.
Love, Sheila.

- Sheila Campbell
August 18, 2023

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Glenda and your family at this sad time.
I remember how much Ken enjoyed working with Wally at Hanover Kitchens so many years ago. Enjoy your memories!

- Marlene Kaufman
August 17, 2023

Glenda and Family, so sorry to hear of Wally's passing, so many memories of his years at Hanover Kitchens. Cherish all the memories of such a wonderful man.

- Marilyn Paterson
August 16, 2023

Dear Glenda and family
It is with much grief that I learned of Wally's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I always knew that he was a great man, the likes of which there aren't many left. He was loyal, honest, always did what he said he would, fearless, a true leader, dedicated, smart and self-assured. I considered Wally a patient mentor to me, and never failed to learn something from him. No matter how serious our conversation, it was never over until we shared a joke. I will always think of him fondly and how lucky I was to know him.

- Jonathan Klinck
August 16, 2023

Deepest sympathy to the Ellig family. Wally was an excellent plant manager, and always spoke highly of his family whom he was very proud of.

- Pat Carmount & Kim Peter
August 16, 2023

My condolences on your loss.

- Melanie Brooke-Hackett
August 15, 2023

So sorry to hear the sad news about Wally. So many memories of the wonderful times all those years ago when Randy and Jeff played hockey together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Wally.

- Eileen Barrie
August 15, 2023

Penny, Randy and Glenda
So sorry to hear of Wally's passing. I have many fond childhood memories of you all living kitty corner to us on 12th St. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Carol Brownell (nee )Brunner
August 14, 2023

Dear Glenda and all family sincere condolences on the loss of you adored husband Glenda and much loved grandfather and great grandfather hugs to all Judy(Allen) Murphy and Herb Murohy

- Judy Murphy
August 14, 2023

My deepest sympathy, Glenda.
Randy and Penny. I had many a brush cut from Wally. I can remember working at Hannover kitchen's.. When Wally was manager. The Ellig family has Gained another angel. The Ellig's are a strong family and will get through this. Rest in peace, Uncle Wally.

- Donald Ellig
August 14, 2023

Sorry for your loss, Glenda and children

- Ronald Ellig
August 14, 2023

So saddened by the news of Wallys passing. Our heartfelt condolences to Glenda, Penny, Randy and families. I will remember all the good times with Wally and the Ellig family. Alan and Chris

- Alan and Chris Ashton
August 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Wally's passing. My condolences.

- Gary Rahn
August 14, 2023

Glenda, Penny, Randy & families:
I was very saddened to hear of Wally's passing. My deepest sympathy to everyone. Cherish your memories.

- Tish Hubbard
August 14, 2023

Penny, my dear., .deepest condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your Dad...Love, Tallulah...

August 14, 2023

On behalf of your friends and colleagues at PACE Consulting please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad.

On a personal note, and having worked with you for a number of years, I know how devastating this is for you and your family. I am very sorry for you, your sister and your mom's loss. As a man of faith you can take solace in knowing he's watching over you and your family from Heaven.

- Jim Pineau
August 14, 2023

Wally gave ne my first REAL job back in 1974, and I have always appreciated his leadership and guidance. And gave me one piece of advice I still follow today. "Always greet your employees as the arrive to work"

My condolences to Glenda, Penny, Randy and families

Michael McCann

- Michael McCann
August 14, 2023

Dear Glenda and family, we are so sorry to hear of Wally's passing. He was so welcoming to us when we moved to the neighbourhood and David always enjoyed a good conversation about the state of the Leafs. Thinking of you, Dave and Shirley

- David and Shirley Mercey
August 14, 2023

Glenda and Family
So sorry to hear of Wally's passing
Wally was such a great friend and neighbor to Mom and Dad
We always enjoyed our chats about the Leafs, Jays and playing solo.
Wally was a true gentleman and will be missed by many

- Doug & Wendy Allen
August 13, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences

- Linda Hughes (Tilker)
August 13, 2023

Dear Glenda, Penny, Randy and families. We are so sorry to hear of Wallys passing. You have our heartfelt sympathy.
Love Goldie & Sharon.

- Sharon Tilker
August 13, 2023

Sincerest condolences from Mark an Karen Kueneman and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

- Mark Kueneman
August 13, 2023

My deepest condolences to the family

- Lea Deluca
August 13, 2023



- Judy Kueneman Scheifele
August 13, 2023

Dear Glenda sorry to hear of your loss..


- Harvey and Yvonne(Bohnert)Russwurm
August 13, 2023

Glenda, my deepest sympathies.

- Marlene Lipskie
August 13, 2023

Working with Wally for years was a pleasure. He always had friendly words for everyone he met! Our thoughts and prayers to Glenda and his family!

- Doug and Janet Spielmacher
August 13, 2023

You have our deepest sympathy Wally was a wonderful guy we have lots of memories of Wally at Hanover Kitchens he will be missed

- Brenda -Scott Dirstein
August 13, 2023

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Wally

- Shirley Mercey
August 12, 2023

Our deepest sympathy

- Wayne Emke
August 12, 2023

Sending hugs and wishes for peaceful cherished memories. xoxo, Brenda, Dan & Family

- Dan & Brenda Bannon & Family
August 12, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to my Aunt Glenda and family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time . We have fond memories of Uncle Wally and may he now rest in peace . Sincerely, Bill and Diane Fowler xo

- Bill and Diane Fowler
August 12, 2023

Glenda and Family you have My Sympathy

- William Schinbein
August 12, 2023

We are so deeply saddened to hear of Wally's passing. It was a privilege knowing him and will always remember his warm welcome and generosity when we became next door neighbours. Our deepest sympathy to Glenda and family.

- Ashley, Francis, Maelyn & Austin Lansbergen
August 12, 2023

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