OBITUARY

Ernest "Everett" Elkington

“Leave room in Your Garden for the Angels to Dance"

Ernest "Everett" Elkington passed away peacefully on November 16th, 2018 surrounded by love and family.

Everett, born in 1921 is survived by his wife Irene, son's Don and Brent, grandsons Anthony and Tannor and his sister Mabel. He was predeceased by Brother Howard, sisters Joyce and Lucy, and his dear parents Lillian and Alfred whom he adored.

Born is Saskatchewan, he was a proud Prairie resident where he raised his two boys. Loyal to the Church and his friendship with square dancers and the Lions and Legion members, Everett and Irene had a flourishing social life which they cherished.

In 1985 they retired to the Coast, on brother in law Lorne McKinnon's recommendation and never looked back. Their boys followed them and settled themselves only blocks away from their beloved parents.

Elegant, always well dressed, clear and intelligent to the end, Dad was an inspiration to his children and Grandchildren and the pillar of strength to his "little Irene".

A life well lived, with integrity and strength, Everett Elkington was our pillar, an example to follow.

Husband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, friend, Veteran, community member, a gentleman in every sense of the word.

A Graveside Memorial will be held in his honour on Wednesday December 5th at 11am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre - 14831 - 28th Avenue, South Surrey, British Columbia.

The Family asks in lieu of flowers a donation to the Crescent Beach Legion #240 would be an honour for Dad.

Services

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REMEMBERING

Ernest "Everett" Elkington

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Keri Hanlon

December 5, 2018

Everett, what a fine gentleman you were. Never without a sweet smile on your face or a perfectly dapper outfit. We always knew that there would be a warm welcome at yours and Irene’s beautiful home. How we wish that John and Audrey could have had one more visit with you and your beloved Irene. Such a wonderful friendship we were witness to as the ‘young people.’ May you rest peacefully in eternity knowing that you brought light to the many people in your life.
With fondest memories and much love,
The Hanlon clan xoxo

Jeremy Turner

December 2, 2018

Don
I owe you so much for helping me with my Father
My fondest memory is when Everett &Irene joined my parents for dinner
It was so heartwarming to watch Everett and Cliff exchange war stories and how He clarified Cliff’s stories
I’m sorry they didn’t have more time to spend together and I’m sure with more time they would have been Best Friends
Love J&J xo

Anthony Elkington

December 1, 2018

My grandfather set the bar for what it took to be an extraordinary man. He cared deeply for his family and friends, and would stop at nothing to make sure they were always looked after. His stories and insights of the past were nothing short of amazing and I would never grow tired of hearing them.

I am so fortunate to have spent nearly 30 great years close to him. From camping and cross-country road trips to family get togethers and building forts at the cabin, I’ll always cherish the memories we built together. He and my grandmother were and will continue to be a supportive anchor in my life.

Grandpa, you are loved and I’ll always miss you.

Anthony.

James Selbie

November 29, 2018

As a boy, my family and I lived next door to the Elkingtons in Brandon on an avenue of homes built by war veterans - of which Everett was one. I remember him clearly and fondly. What a secure and stimulating environment he and Irene and the other mums and dads on the street helped create for we kids! I think I spent as much time in the Elkingtons' house with my first friend Donnie as I did in my own and where Everett and Irene treated me as one of their own. They were also my Sunday School teachers at Knox United. They were a wonderful example and force for good and helped shape me into the man I became. I am in their debt. On behalf of my sister Jacquie, I express our heartfelt condolences to Irene, Don and Brent.

Don Elkington

November 25, 2018

GAIL SARGINSON

November 24, 2018

Uncle Everett was very special to our family. He had lived in England during the war with my parents, sharing a common bond. They always talked on Nov. 11 and after our mom passed he would call my sister Gloria and I.
Uncle spoke at my wedding and couldn't resist sharing my childhood nickname "Buttons".
We loved visiting Uncle Everett and Aunt Irene on the prairies and hosted them often in our home in Victoria.
Always fun visits!!
Uncle will always be remembered as a friendly, honest man. I wanted to share this picture.
Hugs to Auntie Irene and family.
Gail Sarginson

Don Elkington

November 24, 2018

Thank you Carolyn for writing Dad's obituary. Very special as you were the daughter he never had and loved you dearly.

Also thank you Family and friends for your condolences and shared memories.

Don

Dianne Kashmere

November 24, 2018

I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Everett, a kind,loving and generous man. When I left home to pursue nursing their home in Brandon became a home away from home. I enjoyed many lovely Sunday dinners with Everett and Irene

When they moved west Dave and I were always welcomed in their home. We took my mom(Everetts sister Mabel )on our most recent visit to White Rock. We had a great time and were entertained by stories of the siblings growing up! We will really miss those visits

Rest in Peace Uncle

Jeremy&Joanne Turner

November 23, 2018

Such A Beautiful Tribute To Such A Beautiful Soul❤️
Everett &Irene are the True Meaning of SoulMates❤️
Always made everyone they met to feel welcome and loved❤️
Everett will sorely be missed❤️

With Much Love Prayers Admiration

Love
Jeremy&Joanne
Katie&Sarah
❤️🦋❤️🦋❤️🦋❤️🦋❤️🦋❤️🦋

DARLENE Umphrey

November 23, 2018

EVERETT WAS A WONDERFUL UNCLE. ALWAYS KIND, SUPPORTIVE AND GENEROUS. HE AND IRENE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS TO VICTORIA TO ATTEND FAMILY CELEBATIONS. THE LAST TIME WAS FOR MY MOTHER'S 95th BIRTHDAY, EVERETT WAS 93 AT THE TIME; IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN OUR LIFE. I KNOW MY MOTHER LOVED HIM DEARLY. I WILL CHERISH HIS MEMORY.