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Elliott Wakelim

Elliott Wakelim

July 15, 2009

Elliott Wakelim
Wakelim, Elliott'Wakey'; suddenly at his home in Normanby Township on Wednesday July 15, 2009. Elliott'Wakey' Wakelim in his 68th year. Loved father of Jim Wakelim of Alberta and Lori Ironside of Arthur. Loving grandfather to James and Jeremy. Dear brother of Elizabeth'Beth' Breau & husband David of Toronto, Jean Gransden of Owen Sound, Fred Wakelim & wife Joan of Mount Forest, Winona Hall & husband Brydon of Mount Forest and Marjorie Newman of Harriston. Survived also by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Edgar & Phoebe Wakelim, brother-in-law Carl Newman and nephew Bradley Newman. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Hendrick Funeral Home on Wednesday July 22nd at 11:00a.m. Memorial donations to the charity of one 's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


I was so saddened to hear of Elliot's passing.A business owner in Neustadt came to the library today to inform me of Elliot's death. I am the local librarian for both Ayton and Neustadt branches and had come to know Elliot for his love of Western novels. I always enjoyed chatting with Elliot not just about books, but about life and the places and experiences Elliot had encountered over the years. I guess you could say, Elliot was not just another patron to me, but a friend. My condolences to family and friends of Elliot Wakelim.

— Laurie-Lynn Percy, July 25, 2009

To the family of "Wakey"...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time...Marj and Naomi,I looked after your mom when she was a resident at royal terrace,then i was known as cheryl roeder,and you have a very loving and loyal family...I got very close with you girls as you were always visiting your mom and giving her support...I remember your brother from years ago,i met him through Uncle Bev Troup and grew very fond of him and man,could he ever play the guitar...He always would play what i requested with no questions asked...He will be looked after now by your mom....Please take care....cheryl smith and Earl Yeo and families

— cheryl smith, July 24, 2009

To all the family: Elliott has been such a big part of the Irvin family that it's hard to remember a time he wasn't around. He came in the early years to help with farming. He stayed around as a boyfriend, then later a good friend for all these years. Even my kids got to know him. He was always part of our Christmas and in recent years had his trailer at the "Shack". He and brother Tom have been best buddies forever. We will all miss him, his sense of humor and his guitar! Thanks for the memories Elliott! My condolences to everyone, Barb Fischer

— Barb Irvin Fischer, July 23, 2009

We wish to send our condolences to the entire family and all the friends who knew Wakey. He and Verne began bricklaying at the same time, They worked on many side jobs on the weekends back when we all had more energy and no money! He was known by his peers as one of the best! He will be missed but we all know he is now at peace.

— Verne and Sharon Eurig, July 22, 2009

I'm sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Wakey you will be sadly missed.

— Ang Stortz, July 22, 2009

If you don't know my name I will understand, my maiden name was Martin and I was formerly married to Wayne Ferguson. I remember many good times we had with Elliott and what a fantastic dancer he was. He was the best partner ever for the polka. Very sorry to hear of your loss and trust you will all have many happy memories of Elliott.

— Anne Symonds, July 22, 2009

Dear Lori, Jim and Family: On behalf of my family and myself...our deepest sympathies. We were all very saddened to hear about our dear friend Wakey. He was a wonderful man. Wakey - one of the most unique men we have ever had the pleasure and honour to know. I'm thankful I was able to share Wakey with my children, however short I know Wakey will be fondly remembered in their hearts. We will forever remember Wakey's telephone calls in winter storms to see how we were fairing, Christmas Dinners with guitar pickin/singing/and stories of old, the crazy square dance technique Mom(Gertie) and Wakey had, Wakey in the kitchen with apron on at the deer hunt making sure the Hunters had a meal at days end and the Heart to Heart chats when things weren't going well. Wakey could lift your spirit and set you back on track. I think Mom is standing with hands on hips saying "Well look who made it!" And thankful that another part of her family of friends has come to join her. May you find the strength to move forward with the confidence in knowing that his life was well lived. May God give you eternal rest Wakey and may you rest in peace.

— Heather Byers-Serrao, January 1, 2010

To the family of Wakey...my deepest sympathy go out to all of you. I have not seen him in quite sometime..but have never forgotten his amazing personality and great guitar sessions....Rest In Peace Wakey. (Bev/Marjorie Troup's Daughter)

— Debbie Tremble, July 22, 2009

Dear Brydon, Noni and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Elliot. We had some wonderful times with him at the "Shack". He would often play his guitar and sing around the campfire. He will be greatly missed. Brian Murphy and Judy Rosebrugh

— Brian Murphy and Judy Rosebrugh, July 21, 2009

I was so shocked to hear of Wakey's passing. If there ever was a person that could bring joy in your heart, and a smile on your face, it was him. Bill is there waiting to welcome you. To all his family members, please accept my condolence, and take care of one another in the time to come. You will all have your memories of Wakey to keep in your heart.

— Sheila Hamilton, July 21, 2009

To Wakey's Family: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Wakey- where do I begin? A true Character!!! Unique person, never to be replaced or forgotten! I know that Bev was waiting at the gates of Heaven for his old Pal, and they are together now, just a pickin and a grinnin!! They hugged, cried and argued but all best pals do, right? Every rousing thunder storm, means they are at it again!!! Rest well friend. Luv Marian XXOO

— Marian Fox (formerly Mrs Beverly Troup), July 21, 2009

Please accept our sympathy. Gary has memories of Elliott as far back as with his dad on the cream route going to the Wakelim farm and lots of good times later when Elliott could bring a smile to anyone with his guitar and songs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Gary & Sheila MacEachern

— Gary & Sheila MacEachern, July 20, 2009

To Jim, Lori and all Elliott's sisters and Brother, Please accept our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your father and brother.. He was an unforgettable character with many friends who will never forget him. He gave us all many laughs, lots of music and many memories to last us a life time..Cherish your memories of him and remember that he is now at peace.. r.i.p Wakey

— Marg and Jim Stortz, July 20, 2009

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