Thomas (Tom) Michael William Elendiuk

July 19, 1945 – July 14, 2019

With aching hearts, we announce Tom’s passing  Sunday, July 14, just days before his 74th birthday.   Tom passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family.   Tom was a much loved husband and father,   devoted ‘ Papa’,   loving  brother,   brother-in-law,  uncle,  great-uncle and   loyal friend.     Holding Tom’s memory  close in their hearts are his wife of 50+ years , Arlene;   his  treasured  daughters,  Lisa and Lara,  much-adored  grand-daughters,  Ava and  Zoe,  and  sons–in-law, Peter and Ryan.    

Deeply  saddened by Tom’s passing  are  his  five  sisters and one brother:    Juanita (Telly),  Dolores (Merv),  Linda (Bruce),  Donna,   Bonnie (Doug)  and  Robert (Helena);     sister-in law Vivian (Robert),  brother-in-law  Clyde (Pearl)  and many wonderful  nieces and nephews and  great-nieces and nephews.    

Tom will be fondly remembered  by  Western Messenger staff / drivers both  past and present , countless long-time friends,  business associates and  neighbours . We know that Tom will be smiling when his B & L Club buddies   ‘raise a glass’ to toast their friend the next time they get together.   Tom was a good man:   kind,  loving, smart, thoughtful, funny  and generous to everyone. 

 In keeping with Tom’s wishes, there will be no formal  funeral  service.  Cremation has taken place.  

Our family will be forever grateful for the wonderful care Tom received from everyone at CancerCare  and  Palliative Care at  St. Boniface Hospital.  A very special thank you to the doctors, nurses and support staff who cared for Tom.  You know who you are, and we thank you for your kindness and compassion.     Flowers are gratefully declined.  

Should friends wish to do so,   a donation to:  CancerCare Manitoba  675 McDermot Ave R3E 0V9  or  Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba Division   (Wheels of Hope Transportation Service) 193 Sherbrook  StreetR3C 2B7 would be very meaningful and  much appreciated.    We encourage family and friends to share thoughts, memories, stories,   photos, etc.,  by visiting  Tom’s memorial page at:

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

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