The death occurred on July, 31, 2017, of David (Davy) Elliott, 25 Silverhill Park, Enniskillen and formerly of 39 Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen. 

Davy was born on March, 5, 1933, to Freddie and Charlotte Elliott, in the townland of Leighan, Monea. He was the second eldest child and eldest son in a family of seven children. Davy grew up on the family farm and very much enjoyed country life, rearing pigs and helping with general farm duties. 

At the age of 14, Davy went to work for Royal Mail as a telegram boy and carried out his duties on foot and later on bicycle around the island town of Enniskillen. 

In 1967, he married Lena (nee Johnston) from Cooneen and they set up home together in Rossorry Church Road. They were blessed with two children, Carol and Raymond and family life was very important to them both. Davy continued to work as a postman from 1947-1993, delivering mainly to the residents of the Leggs and Letter area of Co. Fermanagh.

He also worked on night duty, bringing mail from Enniskillen to Portadown and it was on this duty that he managed to thwart robbery attempts on two occasions, thus receiving medals for bravery. Davy also received awards for long service with Royal Mail, having not a single day’s sickness in his first 40 years. 

Home, church and work life were immensely important to Davy, as was routine. He attended church weekly in Rossorry Parish Church, until his health started to decline. 

In his spare time Davy enjoyed gardening, cutting firewood and making jam with home grown fruit. He regularly spent time at Drumskew where he stored his tractor and bench saw, cutting firewood for his family, friends and neighbours. He loved giving gifts of firewood and jams to all who knew him over the years. Davy was always at hand to help people out with farm duties or garden maintenance whenever he could. 

Davy tragically lost his wife Lena in September 2005. Through the support of family, friends and neighbours, he learned to rebuild his life and after a spell of ill health himself, he went to live with his son Raymond, daughter-in-law Yvonne and family at Silverhill, Enniskillen for over seven years, until his death. 

It was here that life took on a slower but very enjoyable pace. Davy was thoroughly spoiled by his family, especially Yvonne - breakfast and papers in bed were the norm. He enjoyed the company and spent a lot of time reading newspapers and watching his favourite sport, football, on Sky TV as well as a wide variety of quiz programmes. 

He paid regular visits to the Round ‘O’ to feed the ducks and enjoyed tuning in to Brian D’Arcy’s Sunday morning programme on the radio as well as listening to a recording of the 11am service from Rossorry Parish Church every Monday. 

Davy enjoyed regular visits from family and friends, from right across the religious divide. He taught his children to always respect others and have friends from all traditions. 

Although Davy suffered from kidney disease, he was in generally good health up until the end of April 2017. After a five week spell in hospital, he returned home, became bed bound and needed full time care with the assistance of care workers. 

On Sunday, July 23, Davy returned to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen and peacefully passed away on July 31 at the age of 84 years. 

Davy’s funeral and celebration of his life was held on Friday, August 4 in Rossorry Parish Church, Enniskillen and was led by the Rev. Canon Ian Ellis, assisted by the Rev. Isobel Nixon. It was a largely, attended funeral, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. 

A moving tribute to Davy was given by the Rev. Canon Ian Ellis; prayers were led by the Rev. Isobel Nixon and Bible Readings were by Carol and Raymond.

Davy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter Carol; son Raymond, daughter-in-law Yvonne, grandsons Jason (wife Nicola) and Jordan; great grandsons Brooklyn and Jackson as well as his sisters Dorothy (Benson), Ida (Evans); brothers George (wife Vera), Derek (wife Laura) and sister-in-law Helen.

He was predeceased by his wife Lena, parents Freddie and Charlotte and brothers Wesley and Ivan, Enniskillen.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Austen Stinson of W.T. Morrison, Enniskillen.