Eldon Ashworth

Obituary of Eldon Price Ashworth

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR "DAD": Eldon (Red) Price Ashworth


Eldon Ashworth was born on July 17, 1934, in Gull Lake, SK. Red passed away on July 15, 2023, at Wheatland Lodge in Leask, SK. We will honor Dad's request; he will be laid to rest beside Mom during a private gathering of family in the near future.


Red is lovingly survived by his loving family; His Sister, Gayle Trofimenkoff (Fred) and their children and their grandson, Margo Doherty (Bob) and Sean, Carmen Trofimenkoff (Demetri), Greg Trofimenkoff;  His Daughter: Laurie Somerville and her family: Sarah Madsen (Tyler): Emmett, Oliver, Milo: Lisa Tavener; Ashley, Caitlin Pettifer (Mathew) and Baby Rowan; His Son: Gary Ashworth and his family: Chelsea Pretty (Adam); Harlie, MacKenzie and Kora; Tayler Ashworth, Brooklynn Ashworth and Liberty Franiel; His Daughter: Nancy Aymont (Brian) and their family: Amy Aymont; Jade Aymont and Jordan Jaschinsky; Joel  Aymont (Joanne) and Baby Julia Aymont; His Daughter: Susan Ashworth and her family: Ryan Ashworth; daughter Danika; His Granddaughter and her family:  Alison Morrison (Myles); Tucker and Brady; His Daughter: Andrea Ganchar (Blaine) and their family: Emily (Emma), Rylee, Madison (Anthony) and Jesse; His Son: Jason Ashworth (Vanessa) and their family: Megan Ashworth and Carlee Ashworth; Cousins who he remembered fondly:  Gwen and her family.


Red was predeceased by; His loving mother and father: William and Aileen Ashworth of Loreburn SK; the love of his life: (Irene Francis Porter); His two young sons: Timothy Ashworth and Jeffery Ashworth; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.


It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our "DAD". He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.  

   To his children, he had an extraordinary life filled with remarkable achievements and contributions. He believed in continuing to learn and develop his own skills, setting an example for his children to live up to. He was an avid reader, always wanting to share a new joke or two just to see you smile. Dad valued history and the lessons one could learn from the past. Antiques and old tractors were favorites. He enjoyed raising animals: cows and buffalo were enjoyed as much as the many dogs and cats that were always welcome. Together Dad and Mom raised 8 children. Both Mom and Dad had careers outside of the home and so they were "true" partners when it came to us.  Dad could rustle up breakfast or supper and find the missing sock as well as Mom could!  Dad was a very special person to all of us. Our home was a place of laughter, love, and camaraderie. As the years went by our family expanded with the addition of the first "many foster babies", and later on, the arrival of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were equally welcomed with love and pride! Throughout his life, Dad had a special place in his heart for family and home. He lovingly built many homes, each one a testament to his dedication and craftsmanship.  Ensuring that his children grew up in a secure and safe environment was of great importance to him, and he selflessly provided them with everything they needed to flourish. Well into his 70s Dad built his last home, a stacked log house. He spent many days hauling the logs from a burned area. It was stunning!  And quite the achievement for a man of his age. We should probably mention Dad's successful careers first as a plumber and then as a pipefitter had him setting up home in many places: Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Kindersley, Lanigan), Manitoba, and British Columbia, and finally back to his home province settling around Prince Albert, SK. where he worked at the Pulp Mill as well as trying his hand at farming.

 Beyond his many accomplishments, it was his unwavering love and pride for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that truly defined him. Dad was never too busy to acknowledge the achievements of all of them. Celebrating their successes with pride. His happiest times were when opportunities arose for a visit or a call with one or all of them! Dad celebrated those times with love and warmth.    

   As we prepare to say goodbye to Dad, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us. The value of family, remembering your past, the significance of putting your best foot forward, demonstrating gratitude for what you have been able to do and experience in life, making the best out of a difficult situation, and learning the importance of relying on each other!

   Dad will fondly be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, a caring grandfather, and a good friend to many! His spirit will live on through the laughter of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, the love shared among family members, and the millions of memories that will forever be held close to our hearts! 


Rest in eternal peace Dad your spirit will remain a guiding light in our lives forever!

 Till we meet again! Your loving Family!




When I come to the end of my journey

And I travel my last weary mile

Just forget if you can that I ever frowned

And remember only my smile

Forget unkind words I have spoken

Remember some good I have done

Forget that I ever had heartache

And remember I enjoyed life with mom

And all of my kids!

Then forget to grieve for my passing

I would not have you sad for a day

And when the shade of the evening comes

When the sun paints the sky in the west

Stand for a few moments beside me

And remember

I'll see you again!


Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.


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