Elwin Edward Lainchbury

16 December , 192625 October , 2018

In Loving Memory of Elwin Lainchbury who was born on December 16, 1926 in Lakesend, Alberta to Alfred and Frances. Elwin passed away peacefully at home on Thursday October 25, 2018 with his friends by his side. This was his wish. Predeceased by Ellen, the love of his love, and his sidekick Keeta. He was an inventor, welder, fisherman, hunter, and mink rancher. If you wanted it built, he would build it, whether it was a boat, a quad or a special tool, he would craft it. Among his many occupations and hobbies he even ran a sawmill. Most importantly he was a great friend to all. Elwin made friends wherever he went in Canada and afar and he will be fondly remembered by all especially his coffee pal’s at Ida’s. He had a good sense of humour, amazing love for life, enjoyed spending time with friends and family and he loved the ocean and nature. A Celebration of Elwin’s life will be held at Lumby’s OAP Hall on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Elwin may do so to the KGH Foundation, Vernon Dialysis unit.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 10 November , 2018

Elwin Edward Lainchbury

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Darlene Lainchbury

8 November 2018

I remember Uncle in his backyard building boats and coming in for coffee with us he was such a great Soul he will be missed. I also remember that the family Union when he accidentally electrocuted his poor dog. The dog was okay but was a little Leary of the stairs from then on. After dad passed away Uncle Elwyn was there to help Mom with some daily stuff and keep her company. I imagine that Auntie Ellen and Mom and Uncle Elwyn are all there having a good visit. Rest in peace Uncle till we meet again.