Our heart is saddened by the passing of a dear friend and family member. Born in Horse Creek district on a farm. Elwood moved with his parents in 1943 to the Summercove district south of Mankota for 50 years. He later bought the ranch in 1961 south of the farm from Jake Havorka and raised Hereford cattle till it was sold in 1982.
Elwood was a ranch hand for Johnny Watt and the Dunn Ranch. He was a member of the Mankota weigh company and helped with the organization. He played ball with the Wideview team and curled in Mankota. Elwood loved country and western music, played the banjo at dances with Wes Paton, and enjoyed dancing. He made different trips to Texas to see his parents, traveled to Expo 67 Montreal with Syd White and to Yellowstone National Park.
For many years Elwood loved to bake bread and do all kinds of cooking, including his yearly meat canning, and of course pickles galore. However, his most favourite was making potato salad and picking pails of Saskatoon berries. On February 23, 1981, in Trail British Columbia, Elwood married Marn Diebel. Lived in Glentworth then onto Mankota. Elwood was a generous and very devoted to his family and many friends over the years. He will be dearly missed.
Predeceased by his parents Harold and Jean Anthony, wife Marn Anthony, sister Connie and Don Roszell, brother-in-law-Bud Aldred, niece Francine White and nephew Dean Anthony. Surviving family, stepdaughter Trudy Friel and friend John Robertson, granddaughter Tracy and Mike Sullivan and boys, granddaughter Brandy Friel, sister Glenda Aldred, sister Marlene and Syd White, brother Vernon and Sandra Anthony, numerous nieces and nephew.
A Graveside Service was held on July 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Hazenmore Cemetery, Hazenmore, SK. Memorial Donations in Elwood’s Memory to the Mankota and District Auxiliary for the Prairie View Health Centre Box 390, Mankota, SK S0H 2W0 were greatly appreciated.