Elroy Detweiler

Elroy Detweiler

Sunday, December 29th, 1929 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Elroy George Detweiler was born December 29 of 1929 and passed away on Sunday, August 9,2020 at Palmerston & District Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Winnie, his son Mike Detweiler and his wife Jennifer, and his daughter Kelly Barfoot and her husband Jeff. He is also remembered by his 5 granddaughters Cassi, Maggi, Kati, Emma and Hannah; and by his brothers Walter 'Butch' and Eleanor Detweiler of Waterloo, and Bill and Jessie Detweiler of Nova Scotia.

He is predeceased by his oldest daughter, Kym.

Elroy is perhaps best remembered as part owner of Al & El's Service Station. He started working there in 1958 and bought the business, together with Allan, in 1968. They worked together until 2000 until the business was sold and he retired.
His love of engines and fixing things led him to become the go-to man when anything broke down and he could be found in his driveway most evenings tinkering on bicycles and lawnmowers.

A private family service will be held with interment to follow in Palmerston Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Palmerston & District Hospital or Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society would be appreciated, and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

" If a man dies, can he live again?
I will wait all the days of my compulsory service
Until my relief comes.
You will call, and I will answer you.
You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14,15)

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    Palmerston Cemetery
    5240 Hwy 23
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Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.


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Ruth Chalmers

Posted at 08:53pm
To the Detweiler family,
Elroy was a fine man and I have many good memories. Elroy took care of our farm machinery for many years.
When I moved to town I was fortunate to have him and his family as good neighbours. Elroy kept my driveway cleared of snow. I enjoyed the company of G Hou (the dog) over the fence.
Most sincere sympathy in your loss.
Ruth Chalmers

Sharon Weber

Posted at 01:01pm
Winnie and family. My sincere sympathy in the passing of Elroy. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Treasure your memories.
Sharon (Darroch) Weber

Gonna Fisher

Posted at 11:23am
Dear Winnie, Mike, Kelly and family:
I can feel what you are going through now. So many emotions. What has really helped me is that Jehovah and the brothers are so there to help. Also a text sent to me keeps me focused on the future blessings -" The world is closed for renovation, Grand Reopening Soon." I too am waiting for that time. My love and prayers to you all.

Posted at 10:37am
Dear Winnie and Family: Just read about Elroy’s passing, we are so very sorry. Such a tremendous loss for all of you, we are so thankful for Jehovah’s resurrection promise. Our love to all of you.
Jim and Linda Willis

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