In Memory of




Obituary for Elmer Odell Hellevang

Farmer, fisherman, musician, carpenter, family man, friend, Elmer was a man of many talents and accomplishments. He built his own fishing boat, learned to play the saxophone and piano, developed a keen ear for listening to other people’s stories and cultivated crops and an optimistic, positive spirit. At 94, Elmer decided to leave Pemberton, his home for sixty-six years, to move to assisted living in Squamish, where he might have a more active social life. He made many more friends in his short time in Squamish. Survived by Dave and Sue Hellevang (Sankey), Connie (Hellevang) and Gary Sobchak, Heather (grand-daughter) and Graham Haywood and Ryan (grandson) and Venetia Hellevang (Ho Chen) as well as countless friends and many loving extended family members, Elmer leaves a lasting legacy of happiness. He passed on the same day as his son, Chris Hellevang and was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Hellevang.