Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd John Elder (1915-2015)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born on a farm near Waskada on 4 April 1915, eldest child of Charles H. Elder (1884-1967) and Jean Fyfe (1881-1973), he accompanied his family to farms at Mulvihill, Dufrost, and Arnaud before settling north of Makaroff in the spring of 1927. He attended Makaroff School to grade 5 then farmed and worked on road construction, logging, custom trucking, and school van driving. On 3 May 1939, he married Irene Edna Boyce (1919-2008) and they had six children. They relocated to a farm in the Sunny Slope district in June 1944 where he lived for most of the remainder of his life. He served as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Shell River for nearly 40 years, during which time he erected commemorative signs at the sites of one-room schoolhouses, including Happy Lake School and Silverwood School. An accidental fall in 2011 left him a quadriplegic, necessitating a move into a personal care home in Roblin. He died there on 4 January 2015 and was buried in the Makaroff Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Jean Elder], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1973, page 31.
Obituary [Irene Edna Elder], Roblin Review, 18 November 2008, page 17.
Obituary, NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Service.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 August 2019
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