Joseph Ellul Obituary, Death – On the evening of Friday, July 7, at the Corpus Christi Nursing Home in Clayton, Victoria, Joseph Paul Ellul SDB passed away. Br. Joe had been a professed member of the Salesian order for the previous seventy-two years. He was 92 years old. Br. Joe was a devoted educator who worked for a number of years at both Salesian College Chadstone and St. Joseph’s College in Ferntree Gully.
He was a member of the Salesian community for a total of 72 years. The unassuming presence of Br. Joe Ellul and his unwavering commitment have been significant factors in the development of Salesian College Chadstone throughout its history. During the time that he spent at the College, Brother Joe was responsible for numerous important contributions to the culture of the College. In addition to his duties as a full-time teacher of Science and Religious Education,
he oversaw the school’s Audio-Visual Department, took care of school renovations, and was instrumental in the development of innovative approaches to assisting pupils who struggled academically. As the Coordinator of Junior Science, he was responsible for developing the department into one of the most advanced of its era. In addition to this, Brother Joe made it his purpose to keep the physical structure of the College in good condition by responding to repairs, painting, and doing general upkeep.
At Salesian College Chadstone, many people’s lives were profoundly altered by the enormous impact that Brother Joe had. Br. Joe’s unwavering commitment to the school’s clean up effort, his warm openness toward students, which ensured that they always felt like they were a part of the community, and his genuine commitment to supporting the people of East Timor are some of the things that stand out to us most vividly when we think back on our time with him.
Although the exact day and hour of Brother Joe Ellul’s funeral has yet to be determined, it has been decided that it will take place in the Salesian College Chadstone Bosco Chapel on Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. Those who wish to pay their respects are more than welcome to do so. Please be advised that in addition, there will be access to a live feed.