Well-known point-to-point racing photographer John Ellard has sadly passed away following a short illness.
The Wexford native has been a familiar face at point-to-point fixtures within the South-East region for a number of decades, having been a vital member of the Healy Racing team that cover all point-to-point and racecourse fixtures for 35 years.
From Our Lady’s Island, John who also worked at Rosslare Europort, was a very popular figure within the point-to-point community, with riders, handlers, owners and regular racegoers alike and will be greatly missed by all within the sport.
A gentleman in every sense of the word, we at P2P.ie extend our sympathies to John’s family, friends and colleagues at Healy Racing Photographers at this time.
'The death has occurred of John Ellard, Birdstown, Broadway, Wexford'
Ellard (Birdstown, Broadway, Co. Wexford and Ex Irish Shipping), Feb 20, 2019, John, beloved son of Peg and the late Niall, brother of Patricia, Helen, Joe and Niall; sadly missed by his loving family, brothers-in-law Willie and Pat, sisters-in-law Suzanne and Carol, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R. I. P. Reposing in his residence on Friday from 1pm until 8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 2pm in Church of the Assumption, Our Lady’s Island followed by burial in Our Lady’s Island Cemetery.