General > Councillor Frank Ellis 1949 - 2009
Councillor Frank Ellis 1949 - 2009

"Tealing Community Council recognises the outstanding contribution and service to our Community made by Councillor Frank Ellis.  We will always miss his cheery presence around the village and we send our best wishes to his wife Kay and their family."

Shortly after moving to Wellbank in 1988, Frank went along to the local SNP branch meeting and got rapidly into campaigning and fundraising, tasks which he carried out tirelessly throughout the years. It wasn't long before he realised that he wanted to put himself forward as a council candidate, firstly with Tayside Region and then a couple of years later with Angus Council.

Frank loved helping people. Though he sometimes dealt with issues over the phone, he preferred to visit folk and speak face to face. He was proud of Angus and the people he represented and stood up for them at every opportunity. He was devoted in all his responsibilities and, in spite of his illness even towards the end of his life, turned out to participate where he thought his voice would make a difference.  Frank had all the attributes of a great councillor - scrupulously honest, hard working, a good listener, helpful, constructive, and full of friendly advice - in fact a model councillor - often quoted as a good example of what a councillor should be.

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Mrs Kay Ellis accepts Frank's Tealing Local Hero Award in April 2010
When Councillor Frank Ellis passed away on 7th April 2009 following a long and courageous battle with cancer, tributes poured in from local people and across the whole of the political spectrum.

These are just some of the things that people said "A true gentleman" "a tremendous character" "much loved and respected" "a great sense of humour" "great friend to local people" "held in genuine affection" "tireless worker" "champion of rural areas" "a really hard act to follow" "a man of passion and conviction". 

It's little wonder so many people wanted to record their respect and affection because Frank made such a strong contribution to community life and always worked tirelessly for the benefit of local people. Find out more and read local tributes to Frank here...

 


TRIBUTES
"Frank could often be seen walking around the village, passing the time of day and finding out if we had any concerns. He didn't just wait for people to get in touch with him. He made an effort to be part of the community"

"Nothing was too much trouble. He knew the areas he represented inside out and kept the authorities on their toes for the benefit of ordinary folk"

"Mr Frank Ellis was my uncle he was an outstanding man. He worked hard in the community and he will be missed"

If you would like your tribute to Frank added to this page, send the details to editor@tealingvillage.org

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