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Elmer Bethune

February 20, 1937 - January 14, 2017


It was with great sadness that the family of Elmer Bethune announce his passing on January 14, 2017 with his loving wife and son at his side. Brothers Herbert, Ed, Norman, George, and sister Lily predeceased Elmer. He is survived by his wife Margo, son Dean and Ramona, sister Eileen, grand-daughter Scarlet and husband Jordan and great grandson Emerson. Elmer will be sorely missed by his family and  many friends.

Elmer was born in Kinuso, Alberta and lived most of his life in Wainwright and the city of Calgary, Alberta. Elmer was an honorary member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers having worked in the trade for more than fifty years. Many of those years were spent in Fort McMurray, Alberta working on various oil sand projects.

Elmer retired and relocated to Vancouver Island in 2008. While he still had a fondness for the province of Alberta he didn’t seem to miss the cold winters! Elmer was tireless when he worked and was always ready to carry the heavy end of a load on any project he was involved with. This continued into his retirement as he tinkered in the garage and expanded on his new passion for fishing and boating. This was quite a challenge for a flatlander from Alberta!

The family will be holding a celebration of life for Elmer at the Cowichan Lake District Seniors Association in Lake Cowichan, B.C. on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 2:00pm.


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

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 6, 2017
Beginning at 2:00am

Cowichan Lake District Seniors Association
55 Coronation Street
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

55 Coronation Street
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

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