Eldon Turner passed away peacefully at Rockwood Terrrace, Durham in the early morning hours of Feb. 1,2019.
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Eldon Lindsay Turner was born on September 10th, 1934 in the former Artemesia Township, son of the late Oliver and Mary Alice “Mamie” (Magee) Turner.
Dearly loved and forever missed by his wife of nearly 64 years, Iowna (Alcox) whom he married on May 14, 1955.
Loved dearly by his children Lynne Turner (Cliff Hastie) of Mount Forest, Jayne (Don)Mulligan of Flesherton, Gwen Turner (Brian March) of Owen Sound, Anne Turner (Peter McLaughlin) Of Johnville New Brunswick and Brent (Cathy) Turner of Durham.
LovIng grandpa to Chris Mulligan of Flesherton, Brad (Lisa)Mulligan of Markdale, Mike (Crystal)Turner of Neustadt and Kim (John)Giancos of Lake Rosalind.
Also missed by great-grandchildren Jacob and Emily Mulligan, Blake, Lucan and Avery Turner, Bailey and Turner Giancos and Larissa Scott Miller.
Predeceased by his brothers Harold (Evelyn) Turner, Doug Turner and sister Evelyn (Aubrey) McDonald.
Survived by sister-in-law Muriel Turner of Shelburne as well as Iowna’s family Doreen and Bob Tuck of Bognor, Ruth McInnis (late George) of Oakville, Joe Allison (late Leona) of Markdale, Maryon and Jack Hunter of Shelburne, and the late Bill Alcox, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Eldon grew up and farmed on the farm, founded by his grandfather, now in the area designated as Turner’s Hill, until taking a job as custodian at Beavercrest Elementary Scool in Markdale. He enjoyed picking apples in the Beaver Valley and was a voracious reader. He had an avid interest in antique and vintage airplanes and also enjoyed restoring antique cars and trucks. He and Iowna loved to travel, but his true joy was in his family.
Visitation will be held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday February 3rd from 2-4 pm. Funeral service at the funeral home on Monday at 2 pm with visitation an hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at the Salem Cemetery, Eugenia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Parkinson’s Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810