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Elwood Bruce Lewis
February 11, 1931 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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In Loving Memory of Elwood Bruce Lewis
February 11, 1931 - January 18, 2024
Loving husband to his sweetie of nearly 70 years,
Bernice Lewis (nee Fogal), and proud father to his three daughters, Brenda (Gary) Smith, Marilyn (Dan) Proulx and Leanne (Jus). Cherished grandfather of Darren (Pauline), Dayna (Billy), Deanna, Janelle (Andrew), Lucas (Julia), Devin (Kennedy)
and Justin. Great grandfather of Hunter,
Madison, Noah, Mason and Ella.
Born to Austin and Alice Lewis in Providence Bay the big brother of Grant (Evelyn) Lewis and Laurine (Charlie) Smith. Brother-in-law to Arden (predeceased) (Betty) Fogal and
Andy Fogal (predeceased). Special uncle and great uncle
to many nieces and nephews.
Cherished friend of Bill Patterson, who was like a son to him.
Elwood left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, a few weeks short of his 93rd birthday. Elwood grew up on the family farm in Grimesthorpe and while he spent some time working in a paper mill in Toronto and at Inco in Sudbury, he felt the call back to Manitoulin. He and Bernice married in 1954 and Elwood resumed farming in 1959. They raised their three girls on the farm and enjoyed many happy years together socializing with their many friends (from Manitoulin and Tara), enjoying time in Dean's Bay or "The Ranch" in Long Bay, curling, singing songs or running the farm. He received a second chance after Bernice rescued him from an accident they both endured at June Lake
Elwood enjoyed hunting, singing silly songs, telling stories and eating porridge with maple syrup for breakfast. He always loved to sit down and reminisce with an old friend, or sit down and get to know a new friend. He was incredibly proud of his family and especially, his wife, who he always said "was the best wife in the world". He lived life to the fullest and left nothing on the table.
"There was a young man, who loved to sing songs of his life. As a child, he would sing of playing and fun, and how the 'Dogs, They Had a Party'. As a young man, he met a 'Fair Young Maiden', and with her made a home. In their new young kitchen they'd sing, 'Carnation Milk is Simply Grand'. Three little girls came along, and they'd sing with him about 'Pat McGinny's Goat' and the 'Burglar Bold'. Time went on and grandchildren came, and he'd sing them the silly tale of 'I'm My Own Grandpa'. The golden years were happy too, and he sang about feeling 'Closer to 90 than 19 Years Old'. Until the day came when he peacefully sang his last song to his girls, 'Too Old to Cut the Mustard'. The young man is still singing, louder and jollier than ever, surrounded by his close friends and family he has missed."
"Keep Your Stick on the Ice"
Family and close friends of Elwood will gather at Simpson Funeral Home for a private visitation on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 1-3pm.
Interment will take place in
the Grimesthorpe Cemetery in the Spring.
Memorial donations may be made
to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary.