I had the pleasure to know Ellis for many years, both as a serving military member, and also as a member of the Hospitaller Order of St John. Though I did not serve with him when he was a CIC officer, I'm sure his cadets appreciated his sense of innate kindness and wisdom. I look back with great fondness on our past experiences, social and professional. Ellis always had a pleasant and friendly disposition, and had an awesome sense of humour. He was a fine officer and a true gentleman. I will miss him. RIP.