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Eldon Douglas McEachern

1926 - 2008

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eldon McEachern on Nov 15th at the age of 82. Eldon is survived by his wife Alice, sons Gary(Anne), Butch(Fay), Allen, Arden, and Dean(Julie). Grandchildren Jeff(Bonnie), Michele(Jack), Chad(Lisa), Trish(Jamie),Kirk, Teagan, Matt, and Couper; great grandchildren Sydney, Grace, Abby and Jaxon. Eldon leaves behind a brother Malcolm(Kathy), and sisters Margaret Anne(Doyle), Marilyn(Buzz), sisters-in-law Dorothy and Elvy, brother-in law Bill as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Jack and wife May, Alice's sister Jean, first wife Marjorie and her siblings Lawrence, Art and Marie, Paul and Marie, Jim and Betty, Raymond, Lucille and Richard.

Eldon was born and raised in Carman and spent his life in agriculture, highlighted by his award as Mr. Manitoba Farmer in 1972. He served on numerous community and business related boards. He taught those closest to him by example- to live with optimism, enjoy- always enjoy, be a decent person, teach your children and grandchildren, be moderate in your desires, and leave some for others always have respect for your spouse. He had a special love for his children and spent 50 some years working with them daily. His satisfaction was to see things grow and flourish. His true happiness did not come from possessions or fame, it came from the quality of his relationship with the people he loved and respected. Eldon would want all his family and friends to celebrate his life with the memories we all have of him.

The family would like to thank the emergency staff of Carman Memorial Hospital as well as everyone who attended to him at the Carman Legion.

According to his wishes viewing will take place Thursday Nov. 20th at Doyle’s Funeral Home from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Carman United Church with Rev. Catherine Waldie officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Carman Branch # 18, Box 98, Carman, MB. R0G 0J0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6

Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.