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Elwyn Holmberg

March 16, 1944 ~ July 6, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Elwyn Holmberg Obituary

Elwyn Holmberg, beloved husband to the late Elizabeth Holmberg, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2022. He was predeceased by his father, Nobel, his mother, Agnes, one brother, Eldred, and three sisters, Myrna, Ferne, and Carol.

His surviving siblings are: sisters, Pearl and Iris, and brothers Dwight and Merrill. He leaves behind 2 children, 3 step-children, 3 special daughters of the heart, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Elwyn was born Clifford Elwyn Theodore Holmberg on March 16, 1944 to Noble Oscar Holmberg & Agnes Lillian Victoria Fredlund in the late evening in Minnedosa, Manitoba. After graduating high school, Elwyn worked at the 4-10 gas station one mile south of Minnedosa, then later attended Briercrest Bible School for four years, and a few years later he decided to go for meteorologist training. He had many postings over the years taking him to many places in Alberta, BC and farther north to Inuvik, Yellowknife, Whitehorse & more. His temporary placement at the Lethbridge airport became permanent in 1989 where he dated Elizabeth Duffy (Collin) and they were married in 1993. He spent the rest of his years in Southern Alberta retiring with Elizabeth to Diamond City.

Elwyn’s ancestry has been traced back all the way to Sigurd Hart in 810 A.D. using church registries and government archives in Sweden.

Elwyn was a man of many talents, from being able to predict the weather, to making his own bullets to use for hunting deer and gophers. He was an avid beekeeper and loved traveling and working in remote areas. He was a good cook and would often be found preparing meat that he had hunted himself or making his famous crepes. He would spend hours on his CB radio or tuning his larger than life radio antenna. He enjoyed singing in choirs and playing the hand bells and other instruments.

Elwyn, you will always be a part of us, in our hearts and in our prayers. We will miss you and fondly remember all the good memories in every moment of our lives.

The placing of his ashes will commence on October 7 at 2pm at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge at the columbarium’s to the right of the office.

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