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Obituary for Kenneth Elg

Kenneth  Elg
Ken Elg ~ Unexpectedly at home, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, Kenneth August Elg of Listowel, in his 84th year.

Husband of the late Betty Elg. Father of Jean and Bruce Alexander of Listowel, Bill and Sherry Elg of Elmira, and Gail Peppler of Harriston.

Grandfather of Mike Alexander, Sarah Alexander and Nate Smith, and Matt Alexander and Crystal Orth, all of Atwood, Tyler Elg, and Josie Elg, both of Elmira, and Steven Peppler and Aimee Bristowe of Gowanstown, and Samantha Peppler and Donald Cudney of Harriston.

Great-grandfather of Kaden, Owen, Emma, Wynter, Autumn, Nevada, Natalie, Skylar, Alyssa, Sofia, Shayne, Karlee, and Carter.

Brother of Lillian and Larry Partridge of Bobcaygeon, Carl Elg of Monkton, Clarence Elg, and Bernetta and John Robinson, all of R.R.4, Listowel, Shirley and Irvin Strickert of Cranbrook, and Doris and Joe Runstedler of Linwood, and brother-in-law of Jean and Bill Williams of Monkland.

Always remembered by his ‘lady-friend’ Twyla Jacklin of Listowel, and her family.

Ken was born in 1934 in St. Clements to August and Clarissa Elg. As a young man, he went to live and work with Bob and Gladys Hamilton who were an important part of shaping him into the caring, hard-working, and giving man he was. Ken was a self-taught mechanic, known for his ability to fix almost anything. He bought his farm in 1959, he and Betty were married in 1960, and Ken farmed and worked in his mechanic’s shop until they sold the farm in 1990.

Never one to slow down, Ken started to work for John Deere in 1989, and he continued to enjoy his work and the many friends he made until he retired again at 81 years old. Ken and Twyla met at a dance and were both blessed by their time together.

Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Hospital, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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