Ellie of Endswell dies

The miniature donkey was a favourite among generations of Bowen Island's children

It is with great sadness and deep affection that we at the Farm announce that our little Ellie the miniature donkey born Aug. 15, 1990, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with those who loved her best and have gone before, both human and equine. She died April 7. 

Ellie aka Wagons West Elliott was purchased by Buck and Nicolette McIntosh from the Elliott’s Donkey Farm, owned by Gordon and Pat Elliott. The Donkey Farm is adjacent to Endswell Farm and so on May 31, 2001 Ellie was walked down the lane to Endswell where she lived and was loved for the rest of her charmed life. 

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Many people came to know and love Ellie over her long life, including Pat Buchanan and his family, who caretook Endswell for many years.

Ellie was a very approachable little donkey, being a miniature. Her size and curious nature made her especially dear to children. She was well known by generations of Bowen Island children who have visited Endswell Farm over the years either in school groups or with their parents. 

For the past 10 years Ellie has lived with her companions Sonny and Fredo, also miniature donkeys from the Elliotts’ farm. They were an entertaining trio with Ellie being very much the matriarch. They obviously miss her bossy presence, as do we.

Adios Ellie. You were a dear little donkey and we love you and miss you.

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