Although it is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Elmer Plett, we celebrate a life well-lived by a man of deep, transforming faith, boundless curiosity, zest for life, and determined can-do action.
After a journey with cancer that lasted six years beyond what was expected following his initial diagnosis, Elmer leaves to miss his physical presence his beloved wife of 57 years, Pat, his children Tim (Corinne), Larry (Michelle), Greg (Char), Karen, his 10 grandchildren along with their spouses/partners, his brothers Walter (Olga), Paul, Les (Marian), Ray (Pat), sisters-in-law Irene and Joy, and his many nieces, nephews and friends.
Our sadness at his absence is tempered by our joy that his resilience gave us so many bonus years, and by our relief that his physical suffering, which he endured with such gentle determination, is over.
Elmer was a entrepreneur who ran his business, Plett Construction, in Hudson Bay, SK for 42 years. He served his churches, Canora Fellowship Chapel & Pineridge Fellowship Chapel, and his communities in many roles as a volunteer and leader with integrity and wisdom. He was endlessly creative and crafted many beautiful works of art with wood. Elmer will be remembered for his warm smile, unassuming charisma, thoughtful words, and his generosity in sharing his expertise, insight and love.
As a family we wish to thank those at St Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care who so kindly cared for Elmer in his final weeks of life. We are also grateful for the many who cared for him throughout his journey: the staff of Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, Pain Management Team, Royal University Hospital, Palliative Home Care team, and Lakeview Church.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the St Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care www.stpaulshospital.org (SPH Foundation tab) or Prairie Hospice Society www.PrairieHospice.org
The memorial service took place on Wednesday, August 8th at 1pm at Lakeview Church in Saskatoon. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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