Born June 29, 1905. For many years Elmer Charlton was a familiar figure on the streets of Chemainus, enjoying his long walks that surely helped to keep him hale and healthy. Until recently, frequent restaurant lunches or dinners with family members were highlights in his life. Elmer died quietly in his sleep on January 13, 2005 at the age of 99. This dignified gentleman lost his wife Marjorie to cancer on December 10, 1988 after 60 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his brother Herb, sister Mabel and grandson Randy His family, left to remember him, is son Glenn (Kathleen) and daughter Gail (John Palou), nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Born and raised in Victoria, Elmer graduated from Victoria High School. He joined the army in September, 1939 and served in the B.C. Coast Artillery until 1945. Canada Post and then Moore-Whittington Mill in Victoria shared Elmer’s work life as well as the Crofton Pulp Mill in Crofton from where he retired in 1970. Elmer, you will be missed by all who knew and loved you. The family wishes to extend many thanks to Dr. Archdekin, his staff and the entire staff of the Chemainus Health Care Centre, which has been Elmer’s home since September 2000. There sill be no service by request, but a gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date.

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