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Eldon Burnside

October 13, 1940 - January 2, 2013


Eldon passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Cowichan District Hospital leaving behind his wife of 27 years Valerie Burnside (Scott-Polson). Survived by children Brenda, Gary (Sylvan), Tammy, Gerry, George, Steve Keel (Rebecca), Brian (Laura) by grandchildren Khristy (Andrew), William, Luke, Tyler, Kelsey (Brandon), Justin, Brooke, Taylor, Meghan, Damon, Dane and Sadie, great grand-child Bentley (to arrive) and sister Carol McLean. He is also remembered by aunts, cousins, and his many friends in both the trucking and draft horse/farming circles on Vancouver Island. He is pre-deceased by his parents Harry Burnside and Frances Parr and grandchildren Karla Keel and Timothy Burnside.

Eldon was born in Kinistino, SK before moving to Nipawin, SK as a child, Duncan, BC as a teen, and then Sidney, BC as a young adult. Driving was a huge part of his life whether driving gravel trucks, draft horse hitches or teaching others to do one or the other.

In 45 years of driving truck for the Bowcott family companies and then for himself, he saw many changes on the Saanich Peninsula and built life-long relationships with customers, peers and residents alike. He was always excited to introduce observers to draft horses through his showmanship driving multiple horse hitches at various country fairs, weddings, graduations and opening for the RCMP Musical Ride.

Celebration of Life will be held at Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney on Sunday, January 13th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Eldon’s name to “Jeneece Place“ (www.jeneeceplace.org). To offer condolences please go to www.hwwallacebc.com.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Relation: Friends of the family

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Eldon. May God grant you peace.

From: Greg & Patt Hicke
Relation: long time friend of Val

We were so sorry to hear of your loss of Eldon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. love Greg & Patti Hicke

From: Don and Doreen Kirkpatrick
Relation: friend

So very sorry to hear about Eldon, Val. Thinking of you.

From: Rick Gonder
Relation: aquaintance

We enjoyed watching Eldon and the horses perform at Saanich Fair for several years. We were then fortunate to meet Eldon through Pete and Darlene Sabo and enjoyed his ramblings about trucks and horses.
Our thoughts are with you.

Rick Gonder and Donna Field

From: jule lamothe
Relation: freind of. family

So sorry for your loss Val and family. Love from jule and Katina

From: Auke and Sheila Elzinga
Relation: friend

Val and family, our thoughts and prayers
are with you at this sad time. Auke and Sheila.

From: Jean Vesey
Relation: friend

I am so sorry to hear of Eldon’ s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 13, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC Canada

2243 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC Canada

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