September 7, 1920 - May 14, 2013
Eldon was born on September 7, 1920, in Central Butte, Saskatchewan to Jack and Mary Agnes Adamson. He passed away peacefully during the night and is the last member of his family to pass. He is predeceased by his parents, Jack (1968) and Mary (1974), siblings Marion (1977), James (1985), Doris (1990), Margaret (1994), Isla (2000), Bill (2007) and Jean (2009), as well as his grandson Mike (2004). Left behind to mourn is his wife, Joyce, his children, grandchildren and great granddaughters; Rita (Tom) and their children Kimberly, Christopher and Stephanie and great granddaughter Tauren; Bruce, his children Jodi (Raegan) and step great grandchildren Kaitlin and Ryan; Scott and Cody and great granddaughter Devyn; Keith (Debi) and their children Greg (Jen), Kerrie (Martin), Ariel and great granddaughter Adriana; David (Cheryl) and their children James, Jennifer (Scott), Jeffrey and great granddaughter Zoe; and Larry (Carla) and their children Meagan, Lauren and Sean. He was a veteran of World War II
, serving from 1939-1945, and a member of the Legion. He was an active member of St John Ambulance for many years. Eldon married Joyce Oram in 1947 and they homesteaded at Mossy Vail, northeast of Nipawin until construction of the E. B. Campbell Dam, which flooded the homestead and is now part of Tobin Lake. The family moved to Nipawin where he was a partner in Simpson Construction. Eldon then joined the Workers Compensation Board, which brought the family to Saskatoon where he spent the rest of his life. While he was in Saskatoon, Eldon spent some time in Real Estate, then attending Kelsey Institute acquiring his Social Worker training and spent many years working for the Department of Social Services, retiring in 1984. In retirement, Eldon enjoyed traveling the world with Joyce, visiting with friends and family; helping out wherever he could. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and spending hours with his grandchildren. He spent his last few years at Stensrud Lodge. Donations in Eldon's memory may be made to the Mike Adamson Scholarship Fund at the University of Saskatchewan (http://www.myfdu.net/
adams ). The funeral service will be held Friday, May 17, 2013, at 2:30 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Road), with a reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Paula Olson.