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Feb 22, 1939 - Aug 7, 2023
Elmer Arnold, born on February 22, 1939, in Carragana, Saskatchewan, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2023. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. Elmer's life was marked by his dedication to his family and his strong work ethic.
Elmer was married to his beloved wife Sharon for 62 years, with whom he shared a life full of love and companionship. Together, they raised four children: Brent, Scott, Donna, and Jennifer. Tragically, Brent and Scott preceded Elmer in death, with Brent passing in February 2013 and Scott in February 1991. Despite these losses, Elmer's enduring spirit carried him through, always finding solace and strength in the presence of his remaining children.
Elmer's early years were spent in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he established himself as a skilled welder, working for HBM and S. His commitment to his craft and his dedication to providing for his family were evident in his tireless efforts during this period. Eventually, Elmer and his family moved to The Pas and Rocky Lake, Manitoba, where they continued to build a life filled with cherished memories.
In October 2017, Elmer and Sharon made a significant move to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. This decision was driven by their desire to be closer to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, demonstrating the importance of family connections in Elmer's life. Throughout his journey, Elmer's love for his family was unwavering, and his presence brought joy to all those fortunate enough to know him.
Elmer will be remembered for his determination, community involvement, love of music, and cribbage, as well as the warmth he brought to every gathering. His legacy lives on through his children, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all those who were fortunate to be touched by his kindness. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate the rich and meaningful life he lived, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of his loved ones.
Those wishing may make donations in memory of Elmer to the Royal Canadian Legion – Rocky Mountain House, Alberta branch or The Pas, Manitoba branch.
Rocky Funeral Home and Crematorium entrusted with cremation arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Sending my deepest condolences to Sharon and all the family. I always enjoyed seeing Elmer and Sharon at the Pioneer centre. Thinking of you Sharon.
Aw Dad, things just are not the same without you. I miss your laugh, your smile, everything about you was the best. Thanks so much for being the most amazing dad. We are all taking good care of mom. miss you and love you to infinity and beyond.
I am saddened with this news and send my deepest sympathy to you Sharon.
I will cherish my short time of cutting Arnold's hair and the giggle I'd get from our visits. Sending love to you and your family during this difficult time.
Elmer was a cherished friend of mine making a very positive impression on me when I got to know him in The Pas. His memory will always make me smile bringing back good times we shared at work at the pulp mill and seeing both Elmer and Sharon away from work. My sincere condolences to Sharon and family! You will never be forgotten my old friend!
My dear Sharon and Family , I am so saddened by your loss of our dear Elmer, his kindness and humour will always be remembered and missed. His references to Humanity is locked in my memory forever. My sincere condolences to you all! Rest in peace my dear friend !
OH Elmer, The senior member of our Happy Gang, our group of mostly over the hill folks who had passed our best before date. You were and are a very special friend. I am so glad you moved to Rocky, and these last five years with you , at our, birthday and anniversary parties, trips to Dr. appointments, eating out, playing canasta and crib, all these were a joy because of who you were and are. We are all blessed by knowing you.
When ever we discussed the problems of our world you always said, " It's just the humanities.
Today I see you coming, the hat, with sunglasses on top, the red gloves, and that smile, I love you Elmer, keep the cards warm, will see you soon.
Donna I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your dad. Was his partner a few times in canasta card games at the seniors centre . Anytime I met him uptown, he always said hello and asked about how things were going. Sending you , your mom and your family condolences and prayers for strength and comfort as you face the difficult days ahead.
Don and Mabel Brewer:
Sincere condolences Sharon and your families. We sure have a lot of fond memories from all those great years in The Pas. You are in our thoughts. Sending hugs.
Connie (Baird) and Doug Holubec:
Sharon and Families
We are so sorry for your loss. Many memories from long ago during Trout Festival days. Elmer was always smiling! Cherish all those beautiful memories. Our sincere condolences, Connie & Doug
Barry and Lynne Kreller :
Sharon and family. So sorry to learn of Elmer’s passing. Lynne and I send our deepest condolences.
Linda Freeman and Brian:
We are saddened to hear of Elmer's death so suddenly and unexpected. Last saw him 3 weeks ago and we were planning a wiener roast in our back yard as soon as we could after returning from 3 weeks in Manitoba. He had such a quiet and gentle soul and we enjoyed his company; as we had many meals together with other friends over the past few years. Our deepest Sympathy to you Sharon and your girls and the rest of the family. He will be missed.
David Arnold :
I am sorry to hear of Elmers passing. I remember when I brought my children out to visit many yrs ago. He left a great impression on my kids. They talked about thier visit with him often.
You will be missed. It has been a privilege to know you!
Sincere condolences to all.
Keep those cards warm, til we meet again!
Charlene and John Collinson:
Our thoughts are with you all ..May all your happy memories keep him close ...hugs to you all
Bernd & Dianne Gruetzner:
It is with sadness that we heard about Elmer's sudden passing. We first met Elmer at Rocky
Lake, Manitoba in1986. One of the best, kind neighbours you can wish for. Through his music he introduced us to George Jones. We cherich our memories over the years we have known him.
Our condolences to Sharon and family.
Bernd, Dianne, Maxi & Heidi Gruetzner
Doug and Marlyn Bonang :
Dear Elmer, such a great friend. Have enjoyed many a good time ,meals together.etc. Will always remember your whistle and your sunglasses on your hat. RIP dear man
Im so very sorry to hear of Elmers passing. He was such a soft spoken, kind soul! I'm going to miss his smile at the legion. Sharon, you and your family are in my thoughts. He truly will be missed. RIP Elmer!
Our sincere condolences at the passing of your dear husband Arnold .
We have many happy memories of time with you two.
Thanks for the memories.
Joan and Lord Beaudin
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