FREEMAN, Elwyn Clayton
It is with great sadness that the family of Elwyn Clayton Freeman announces his passing in Edmonton, on May 8, at the age of 87. Elwyn was predeceased by his loving wife, Esther, in 2011, and will be dearly missed by their five children; Holly Doshewnek (George), Dawna Freeman (Peter), Faye Freeman (Randy), Doug Freeman, Tracey Freeman (Tim), seven grandchildren; Ben, Nik, Lukas and Kristi-ann (Holly), Kira (Faye), Danika and Vienna (Tracey); and four great- grandchildren; Jazmin (Ben), Phoenix and Griffin (Lukas), Rex (Kristi-ann); and brothers Roger (B.C.) and Garth (Edmonton).
Elwyn Clayton was born in Edmonton on January 16, 1927, and enjoyed a long and healthy life with his wife and family. His great-grandfather served as the first North West Mounted Police officer at Strathcona. Elwyn joined the 19th Alberta Dragoons in 1952 and retired as Lt. Colonel and Commanding Officer of the 15th (Edmonton) Service Battalion in 1972. Following his retirement from Diversey (Unilever Canada) after 28 years, he and Esther moved to the B.C. coast and returned to Sherwood Park in 1992 to spend time with their children and grandchildren.
The family sincerely thanks the professional and medical staff at the C.C.U. in the Misericordia Hospital for their kind and attentive care. Following Elwyn's wishes, the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation has taken place. He will be Interred with his beloved wife of 61 years at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Sherwood Park. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on May 10, 2014