Obituaries: Elden James Croshaw

1939 ~ 2021 (age 82)

In loving memory of Elden James Croshaw who passed away on Thursday, October the 7th 2021 at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of Marj Croshaw, and father of Verna (Perry) Robinson, Barry (Arlette) Croshaw, and Rick Croshaw.

There will be a graveside memorial service for Elden, at the Columbarium in the Eston Cemetery on Saturday October 16th 2021, at 11:00 A.M.

It is with broken hearts that we announce the death of Elden James Croshaw on October 8, 2021 at the Cypress Hills Hospital in Swift Current.

Elden left behind the love of his life, Marj (Dezort) of 60 years, his brother Cliff, his daughter Verna (Perry) Robinson, and sons Barry (Arlette) and Rick. He also left behind 5 granddaughters – Nicki, Lori (Kyle), Tara, Maddison (Jerad), and Riley; 1 grandson – Dillon (Kelsey) and 5 great grandchildren – Tucker, Freddie, Jacoby, Eva and Robi along with several nieces and nephews. Elden was predeceased by his brother Ken.

Elden was born in Pierceland and moved to Eston with his family at the age of 4 in 1943 and spent the rest of his life in a community that he loved and devoted his life to. Elden attended Kelsey Institute of Technology where he earned his Mechanic Diploma and eventually getting his Journeyman papers. After his studies in Kelsey, he held down several different jobs and during this time he met that woman that he would spend his entire life loving – Marj. Mom and Dad were married on April 1, 1961 and spent the next 60 years in wedded bliss.

Elden started working for the Town of Eston in 1959 and become Foreman in 1966 where he worked endless hours until his retirement in 2001. Dad took tremendous pride in his work at the town and held those same proud feelings toward the community of Eston and its residents. When Dad was not at work he spent countless hours as a coach for Rick and Barry’s baseball and hockey teams; as one of the board members at the Eston Riverside Park (in later years he was known as the Pool Boy) helping with the completion of the AGT Community Center by volunteering hundreds of hours painting, pulling electrical wire and building the bleachers during its construction and as a member of The Rambler Hockey Executive. You knew that if Dad got involved in a project you could count on him to see it through properly.

Dad took great interest in all of the endeavours of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to watch them play their various sports and would follow all of us to every corner of the province to support us. Dad was a family man through and through and was a proud father, father-in-law and Papa. His best times were always ones surrounded by his family.

Our Mom was the single most important part of Dad’s life. His love for her was a love for the ages – complete devotion and undying love. They were each others foundation and were a shining example of what love should look like.

Despite his health struggles in these last years, he was still quick with a joke and an attempt to get a smile out of everyone around him. Dad was our electrician, plumber, mechanic, carpenter, mentor and protector and he will be so clearly missed by all of us.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 with a lunch to follow at the Wheatland Plus 50 Club. Elden’s family would love to have you join him to celebrate his life.

Please Bring a chair if you feel you will need one at the service.

Donations in his memory can be made to the AGT Community Center’s “Rock the Foundation” project to restore the ice plant and skating surface.

A time of lunch and sharing will take place at the Wheatland Plus 50 Club following the service.

October 16, 2021
11:00 AM
Eston Cemetery
R.m. of Snipe Lake
Eston, SK S0L 1A0

AGT Community Complex
Box 757 217 Main Street S, Eston SK S0L 1S0
Tel: 1-306-962-4224

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