Robert L. Elliott

Suddenly, at his home in Summerland, BC on January 1, 2011, the Honorable Robert L. Elliott passed away. Robert, 82, was born in Vibank, Saskatchewan on August 4, 1928. He attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in Political Studies. His commitment to the field and to the University included spending a year, 1991, consulting with faculty members and students, teaching a course on International Diplomacy and serving as a co-organizer of a conference on Canadian Foreign Service. He kindly established a bursary, the Robert L. Elliott Prize, to honor a student whose studies included courses in international relations and Canadian Diplomacy. After graduation, Robert’s first posting with the federal government was as District Officier in Western Nigeria. This was followed by assignments in Beiruit, New York, London and Paris where he was Ministere Plenipotentaire. Robert’s distinguished career included Canadian Ambassadorships to Hungary and Egypt and the position of High Commissioner to Nigeria. His many accomplishments included representing Canada during the Suez crisis, the Congo crisis and the Biafran crisis. Robert is survived by his partner Marjorie, his sister Marjorie Creamer and by his children Bryan, Kevin and Carolann. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Summerland Funeral Home, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC, with Reverend Rick Paulin officiating. Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence Funeral Homes “Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel” 250-494-7752

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