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Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, at 11:26 a.m.


A memorial service for Carl Sheldon Ethelston of Elliot Lake, formerly from Aylmer, has been arranged for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8 at St. Paul's United Church in Aylmer.

He died suddenly at his winter home in Kissimee, Florida on Thursday, February 24, 2000.

He was 78. Mr. Ethelston was born in Malahide Township on March 18, 1921, to the late Albert and Mary Jane (Polly) Ethelston.

He was a long time Aylmer resident, working on the family dairy farm west of town and graduating from Aylmer High School.

He volunteered for service in the Second World War serving as a wireless air gunner on North Atlantic convoy patrols.

Following the war, he worked as a millwright for Imperial Tobacco, retiring after 37 years service.

An avid ball payer, he played on many Aylmer fastball teams during the late 1940's and early 1950's.

He met his wife Miriam while coaching local teams during this time.

He is survived by his wife Miriam (Stephens); five children Raymond Ethelston and wife Edith of Elliot Lake, Donald Ethelston and wife Patricia of Cambridge, Michael Ethelston and wife Debbie of London, Susan Sekerak and husband Dan of Aylmer, and Lorelei Dench of Woodstock; ten grandchildren Chad, David, Melissa, Angela, Michael, Justin, Mark, Nicole, Danielle and James.

A sister Elsie Kennedy of Waterloo and brother Lloyd Ethelston of Riverview, New Brunswick, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was predeceased by a brother Albert (Babe) Ethelston and sister Dorothy Van Patter.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Ethelston's ashes will be returned to the earth along Red Cedar Lake in Northern Ontario in a private ceremony this summer.


Suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Friday, February 25th, 2000, in his 58th year.

Beloved husband of Sheila (Terry) and dear father of Trudy and step-dad to Robbie, Jean, Rick and Cathy.

Always remembered by his 2 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren.

Beloved son of Winnie Winsor, Wesleyville, Newfoundland and late Peter.

Also survived by brothers Belah (Sarah), Bob (Jane), Peter (Daphene) and Jimmie (Mary); by sisters Beatrice (Barry), Triffie (Cyril), Josie (Garfield) and Beverly (Andy).

Also greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received at Gilchrist Chapel, McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Cremation will be followed by inurnment at his hometown of Wesleyville, Newfoundland.

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