It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Elmer Harold Lick in his home on Saturday March 3rd, surrounded by those who loved him.
Elmer was born in Oshawa on Feb 20th, 1932 to parents Harold and Jane Lick.
He married Lois Brillinger in 1956 and they had three sons, David, Daniel and Steven.
He graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Agriculture in 1963 and eventually moved to Dryden in 1969 where Elmer became the local Agricultural Representative. Their intention was to stay in Dryden only a short while, but it turned into a permanent stop when they realized there was nowhere else they would rather be.
Elmer retired in 1990 and had an active 'retirement' at Tamarac Nurseries and was happiest with a tool kit in hand, a glint in his eye, and a plan for solving the latest problem.
Elmer was active in his local church, taking up various leadership roles and was marked by his lateral thinking in problem solving and sense of humour in group deliberations.
Elmer is survived by his wife Lois, his three sons Dave (Celeste), Dan, and Steve (Lisa). He leaves also nine grandchildren; Amber and Taylor,(Canada) and Courtney, Tiffany Long(Alexander), Bethany, Maddison, Brianna, Abella, and Georgia (Australia) and one great granddaughter Matilda. Also left to mourn are “extended families” Cynthia Fadden (Tim) , and their children Jasmine and Jade and Ramona Cockerille (Mervin) and their children Andrew, Aaron and John.
A Funeral Service for Elmer Lick will be held on Thursday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Full Gospel Church with Pastor Doug Wightman officiating. Interment will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.
Visitation will take place Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Moffat Chapel of Stevens Funeral Homes.
Should friends desire, donations to may be made to Free Methodist Church – Benevolent Fund through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Moffat Chapel" P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ontario. P8N 2Z1.
In lieu of cards and flowers please send stories of our father Elmer to [email protected].
All are welcome to attend to celebrate Elmer's life, a life lived deliberately under God and for His glory. Though he lost his battle with cancer, he had a firm expectation that he would win in his war with death and be raised to new life with Christ, who tasted death for him. We rejoice with him in this hope.