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FOORD – Elmer George

February 2, 1933 – November 12, 2010

It is with much sorrow that we announce Elmer’s passing at the Foothill’s Hospital. He left this world onto his next journey with his
devoted family members at his side, holding his hand.

We loved him dearly and will miss him terribly. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Charlotte, and children Tracey (Ken), Jim, Parker (Kelly) and Maureen (Dan). Elmer took great pride and delight in his grandchildren, Caitlin, Shannah, Jackson, Taryn, Jade, and Ayden. He also leaves behind his Sister June, and Brothers Tom (Norah), Sidney (Rose), Ian (Shirley), Ron (Bev) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Vern and Vern’s wife Benne and June’s husband Lou Ladwig.

Elmer was truly rich with friendships, having developed many strong and long lasting friends throughout his life. He had a genuine interest in people and seemingly remembered everyone he ever met by name. His passions in life involved being with people, whether it be golfing, curling, playing cards, or just socializing. He loved music and spent countless hours listening to and adding to his collection. He was very
active in several organizations including the Calgary Elks, the Masonic Lodge and Shrine, and the Association of Canadian Travelers.

Friends are invited to join us in a celebration of Elmer’s life on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Calgary Elks Club, (2502 – 6 street N.E. from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.), and are encouraged to bring their memories and stories to share. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial
tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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In living memory of Elmer Foord, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Doug & Ginny Doell :

    Charlie and Family

    We are so sorry for your families loss of Elmer.
    Ginny and I have many special memories of good times with you and Elmer. One that sticks out is when we were entertained at your house with Tak, and you girls beat him at the forehead poker game. ( Great laughter and fun!!)
    Elmer was a true friend that would give you the shirt off his back if needed.
    I feel bad about not being there personally but we are already down south for winter.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Friends forever

    Doug & Ginny Doell

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  2. Bob and Lil Fleming :

    Dear Charlie

    We are so sorry to hear that Elmer has passed away. We still think about all the fun we had in Blue Skies, the house parties, Sylvia Horvath’s shows, and parties at the club house.

    We are unable to attend the Celebration on Friday because of a previous commitment, however, we will be thinking about you at that time.

    Just wanted to send our condolences to you and your family. This will be a difficult time for all of you, but you have a loving family to share all the sadness with.

    Love Bob & Lil

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  3. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I am positive my grandfather and grandmother (Vern & Benne) are welcoming Elmer with open arms.
    With love,

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  4. Rick and Norma Shalansky :

    Dear Charlie and Family

    Our condolences on Elmer’s passing. His big smile and friendliness will sorely be missed for us around the Elks.
    Sorry we can’t be there with you at his celebration on Friday. We’ll be thinking of you.
    Norma and Rick

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  5. "Connie" Mary Condon :

    My dear old childhood friend: Charlotte
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Elmer’s death. I have not seen him for several years, but I have fond memories of his hospitality when we visited your home, and recalling him
    cheerfully driving us to the airport prior going to Ireland.
    Hugs and much love, Connie

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  6. Brian and Monique Stewart :

    Dear Mrs. Foord, Tracey, Ken, Parker, Jim and Maureen,
    I am so sad to hear about Mr. Foord’s passing, I would have liked to be there, however, I just read about it today. I have such fond memories of Mr. Foord and the whole family. It was my second home and I truly loved being there. Our deepest condolences in this very sad time. Please feel free to call if you need to talk, I love you all.
    Brian, Monique, Chrystal, David and Jarrett

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