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Elmer Carleton

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CARLETON, Elmer John August 20, 1926 - June 11, 2021
Elmer John Carleton of Swift Current, SK passed away peacefully on June 11, 2021 with his three sons by his side. 
Elmer is survived by; daughter: Elaine (Bob) Henderson; sons: Ken (Glenda), Terry (Bev), John (Shannon); grandson Bobby (Christina) Henderson; granddaughters: Amy (David) Grey, Nicole Carleton, Regan (Richard) Helfrich, Tiffany Carleton and Trisha Carleton; great granddaughters: Madison, Avery and Harper Grey, Halea and Nola Henderson; great grandsons: Austin and Aiden Helfrich. He is also survived by sister June Wiskar and sisters-in-law June Carleton and Denice LaRose. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elmer is predeceased by his wife of 70 years Alwyne Carleton, his parents John and Alice Carleton, Alwyne's parents Mike and Dorothy Geary, sister Doreen Hussey, brothers Melvin Carleton and Albert Carleton, brothers-in-law Cloyd Hussey, Orin Larose, Cy Wiskar and Walt Klause, sisters-in-law Marcia Klause and Gladys Carleton.
Elmer was born in Swift Current on August 20, 1926 to John & Alice Carleton. Elmer & Alwyne were married on June 5, 1950. Elmer was self-employed as a grain farmer for his entire life. Elmer's proudest accomplishment was that he actively farmed and operated machinery up until the last couple years. Throughout Dad's farming career he operated everything from horse drawn machinery to the technology of today's modern equipment. Dad was a private man whose priority was always his family. Some of his favorite moments were making sure everyone had a boat ride or chance to go water skiing at Lac Pelletier, his travels to Nelson, BC to visit his daughters family, and everyday that he spent at the farm with his sons. In Elmer's spare time he enjoyed collecting and maintaining antique cars, trucks and machinery. Elmer will be sadly missed, but his legacy will continue through his family.
A private family graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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