Elmer Shirley

    • Elmer Shirley

    We regret to advise of the death of Elmer Shirley on 16 May 2015 peacefully in hospital in Kelvington, SK.

    Elmer was born near Frontier, SK in 1923 but shortly after birth moved to Kelvington. He enlisted in the Army with the Royal Canadian Engineers in July 1941 and served in England, Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. He was discharged in July 1945.

    In 1952 Elmer started farming in the Farmingdale District, near Kelvington, clearing the land and establishing the home and farm that is still owned and operated by his family. Elmer was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No 19 in Kevlington.

    A memorial service will be held on 22 May at the Kelvington Community Legion Hall. {gdDec2015kh}