Elmer Cody of Alexandria, B.C.
passed away peacefully at his
home on August 31, 2008. His
daughters and two of his sons
were with him at the time. Elmer
was diagnosed with lung cancer in
early July of this year.
Services for Elmer were held at St.
Ann’s Catholic Church with Father
Dale Normandeau offi ciating.
Six of Elmer’s grandchildren were
pallbearers; Keith Prestone, Rick
Lyall, Dawn Cody, Shalene Logan,
Corinne Cody and Jake Cody.
Elmer was interred in the Quesnel
Municipal Cemetery right next
to his wife, Irma, who had
predeceased him in March, 2000.
Elmer was born in the family
home on September 27, 1918 near
Pilger, Saskatchewan. He was the
oldest of seven children.
Elmer married in 1941 and he
and his wife moved to Manitoba
where they farmed for fi ve years
before moving into the little town
of Ste. Rose du Lac. In 1951
Elmer moved his family to B.C.
where he worked in the sawmill
business with his brothers-in-law.
In 1952 the family moved to the
Alexandria area where he has lived
After retiring from his job as a
foreman with Weirs Sawmill Elmer
devoted his time to his wife, family
and his farm. He dearly loved to
garden and his garden was his
pride and joy.
On the long weekend in August
Elmer’s family gathered at the
Cody Homestead in Alexandria to
celebrate his 90th year. Although
he was in failing health a smile
rarely left his face the whole
Elmer is survived by his two
sisters; Dorothy (Frank) Graf,
Sister Ethel, and two brothers;
Jerome and Pat, his children;
Roxienne (Joel) Prestone, Charlene
(Dennis) Lyall, Terry (Penny),
Bryan (Beatrice), Rick (Maureen)
Also left to mourn Elmer’s
passing are his and Irma’s
20 grandchildren, 14 great
grandchildren and two great great
He was predeceased by his wife,
Irma, a daughter, Patricia, a son,
Rod, and two brothers, Harold
Elmer will long be remembered
for his loyalty to family, friends
and his church, for his humour, his
honesty and diligent work ethic.
We, his children, would like to
thank all our family and friends
who were with us at this sad time.