Elmer was born December 31, 1919 in Schleswig, Iowa to Albert and Lilly Feddersen. During the 1930’s the family moved to Alberta and settled around the Tilley area. Elmer worked on farms doing various jobs including driving teams of horses. In 1943 he married Helen Hoeck and they had three children, Kay, Carol and Clifford. The family lived in several places in the U.S.A. from 1947 to 1951 before returning to Canada and settling in Southern Alberta. He worked on a number of ranches and farms before buying a ranch and moving to Clearwater in 1961, where he spent the remainder of his life. He and Helen were avid square dancers and Elmer was active in the Raft River Riders gymcana club.
Helen passed in 1966 and he married Polly Johnston in 1970. Shortly thereafter he sold the ranch and he and Polly spent winters in Arizona. They continued with square dancing several times a week. Elmer was a champion horse shoe player in Arizona and a carpet bowler here in Clearwater. He and Polly also enjoyed playing bridge. Polly passed in 1997 and Elmer joined with his current partner, Theo Irvine, in 1999. The two of them enjoyed carpet bowling and playing bridge. He liked to do the yard work and kept this up until the last year.
Elmer passed away on May 25, 2014 with members of his family at his bedside. He is survived by his sister Marcella, his son Clifford, daughters Kay (Tyler) Lindberg and Carol (Lloyd) Wurm, grandchildren Sherri, Gerald and Lindsay, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, as well as several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his two brothers and a sister.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Wells Gray Inn. Cremation arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, telephone 250-674-3030. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences