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Elton Short

October 24, 1921 - July 29, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend. Elton was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Mary, his son Dana, his sisters Rose and Hazel and his brother John.  Elton is survived by brothers Allen and Ken, his children Rita (Don), Dave (Lynne), Phil (Pat), Jim (Darlene), Brenda (Robert), Gregg and Lisa. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Elton was born on the homestead in Pibroch, Alberta and attended Sunniebend and Sunnybank schools. Elton worked on the family farm until 1942 when he decided to join the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1944 Elton married Mary Eleanor Plain and in 1946 he left the Navy to begin his life as a farmer and family man on 2-quarter sections in Sunniebend.  In 1960, Elton and Mary moved their family to White Rock B.C, where he purchased his farm on 5 acres.  He raised livestock and had a large vegetable garden, which continued to be his passion even after he sold the farm and moved to South Surrey.  He had a large greenhouse in the backyard and was often found there tending to his “crop”.  Elton also worked at Peace Arch Hospital as a Maintenance Engineer for 27 years. He would bring in his beloved produce weekly to sell and was quickly and fondly nicknamed the “Veggie Man” by the staff of PADH. 

Elton will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing him for his dedication to family and as an inspiration to those who knew him.  A celebration of Elton’s life will be held at 1PM on Saturday the 6th of September 2014, at Sunnyside United Church, 15639-24th Avenue. Surrey, B.C. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the B.C Kidney or Canadian Cancer Foundations. 





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From: Teresa Hokanson
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Elton was one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss his funny stories, wisdom and kind loving soul very much. Our hearts and thoughts are with his wonderful family. <3

From: Carol Hayward
Relation: Niece

Think of him as living in the lives of those he touched for no one loved is ever lost and he was loved so much

From: Brian and Tracid Smith
Relation: my friends/co-worker's father

Dear Gregg. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel as you and your family mourn the passing of your father. Your dad was a wonderful man. He would come into the store and I would get him to share some of his funny navy stories and his stories always led toward talking about his family. It was apparent how much he loved you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: yolanda
Relation: friend

we will remember him .

From: Bert & Ann Stuckless
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Our condolences to you Lisa and to your family on the lose of your dad.
Prayers are with you, cherish all the wonderful memories.

From: John (Bud) Plain
Relation: cousin

To the Short family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss of a good man, Elton. With sympathy, Cousin Bud (John) Plain

From: Shaunet Day
Relation: Uncle

Warm hugs and sympathy sent to your large family. I am sure that you have many warm memories in your minds and hearts to keep this special man near and dear in the future.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 6, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Sunnyside United Church
15639 - 24 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

15639 - 24 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

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