Obituaries – 02-05-2014

Bryant Elliott

Bryant Elliott, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born in Timmins, Canada, and came to Florida in 1977.

Mr. Elliott was graduated University of Manitoba in hospital administration. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-75, retiring as a major. He was project administrator at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Ontario, 1975-77.

On arrival to Florida, he purchased the Flamingo Court Motel, now known as the Pelican Post, in Bradenton Beach. He sold the motel in 1983. He was a member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge and served as administrator from 1978 until he retired in February 2004. In 1990, he was awarded the highest degree of Pilgrim in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was a member of Elks Lodge 1511, Eagles Lodge 1014, and the VFW.

Visitation will be at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, followed by a service at noon. Memorial donations may be made to Moose Charities at, or to a charity of choice.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Ruth; brother Lorne of Belleville, Ontario; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Gregory, and Nicole of Pembroke, Ontario; great-grandchildren Bryce, Abergail, and Edith of Pembroke, Ontario; step-son Mark A. Coe of Toledo, Ohio; step-granddaughter Lauren; and his beloved cat Christy.

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