Herbert Wallace Els

November 8th, 2021

Herb passed from this life to be with the LORD in the early afternoon of Nov 8 while in care at Trinity
Care in Kamloops. He was born in September 1941 in Yorkton, Sask. He was predeceased by his father Alex, his mother Mary and all his siblings, Eddie (in infancy), sisters Lydia, Mildred, and Loreen as well as several nieces and nephews.

Left to grieve but find solace that he is at peace are his wife Linda, 6 brothers-in-law, 8 sisters-in-law, several cousins, nieces, and nephews to the third generation, and many friends. He grew up on a farm in the Barvis District near Rhein, Sask. His heart was not in farming, he could hear air horns of trucks on the highway and he longed for the freedom of the open road. He became a long haul truck driver which took him to many places and many moves. Yorkton, then Saskatoon, Edmonton where he met his wife, and they were soon off to Whitehorse. He was involved in a horrific truck accident, sustaining a significant brain injury. He went on to train as a heavy-duty mechanic.

When the economy in the Yukon took a huge downturn, we moved to Prince George which became home for the next 19 years. When he was no longer able to do the heavy work of a mechanic, he trained to sharpen shears, scissors and knives which he continued to do until about the last years of his life. It was during this time, we moved to Kamloops making it our home for the last 24 years. Herb was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. Although, he strayed away for a time, he returned to church with a renewed faith and deeper understanding of this precious gift which carried him through many turbulent and trying times.

He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, with a very stubborn streak, philosophical and thoughtful in his outlook on life. I thank Dr. P. Farrell the wonderful staff at Trinity for the care provided in his last days. Donations in Herb's memory can be made to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or Trinity Care.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday November 15, 2021 at 11:00 pm at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery

Messages:

“Rest In Peace Herb” Cindy and I will always cherish the many times we shared with you and Linda. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, and an awesome meal. Linda worked tirelessly to keep her Herb in the best health he be. We thank you Linda and are much saddened for your lose. We love you both.

Rest In Peace Herb. Thank you for everything you did for us.

My Uncle Herb. The first thing I remember about you was when you wanted to french braid my hair at Grandma and Grandpa's house. You were proud of the fact that you knew how to french braid from working on horses' tails! Once we moved to Alberta, I was happy we got to see each other a bit more. I remember, with fondness, our wonderful walks and our visits. I am happy you are at peace with Our Lord. I know you had a great time on earth with the love of your life. You will be missed but I will see you soon. Love Jan

Herb was a wonderful Uncle. So many fond memories of visits and conversations, Rest In Peace Uncle Herb, you will be missed.

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