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William "Bill" Rufus Elderkin


Bill Elderkin, 80, of Riverside-Albert passed away suddenly on January 7th, 2021 at the Moncton Hospital.
Bill was born in Apple River, Cumberland Co., NS on December 23, 1940, the son of the late Guy and Emily (Wilson) Elderkin.
Bill was raised in Apple River, NS and came from a large family with 14 Siblings. He helped on the family farm in his early years and this is where he found his love of nature. He loved animals and especially his horses.  Bill worked as a lumberman for most of his life.  He loved working in the woods and even just walking through the trails.  He enjoyed tinkering in his garage on his truck and tractor and also just working around the yard.  Bill was a quiet man but enjoyed driving through the community and seeing what was happening.  He made sure to visit the local convenience store and some of his neighbors on his daily trips around the village.   He is gone but will live on in the hearts of his family forever.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Golda (Graves) Elderkin; his children, Kevin Elderkin (Stephanie) of Weldon and Karen Elderkin (Brian) of Toronto, ON; sister, Ferne LeBlanc (Eric) of PEI; sisters-in-law, Grace Elderkin of Riverside-Albert, Sheila Steeves (Norval) of Salem and Pat Tingley of Hopewell Cape; brothers-in-law, Gilbert MacNutt of Fredericton and Paul Graves of Weldon.  He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.  
Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Zenith, Carol, Virginia "Clara", Dorothy, June and Mildred; brothers, Douglas, Clifford, Sherman, Verdun, Sydney, Wyman, and Edward; sister-in-law, Cindy Graves.
Honouring Bill's own wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB at a later date.
For those who wish donations in Bill's memory to the Hopewell Cemetery or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H-3K2 734-2780
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Service Location
No funeral service

No visitation

Burial Location
Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB

Requested Charity
Hopewell Cemetery or Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.