ELLEFSONPosted: January 21st, 2014
Dr. Gavin Ellefson DVM, born Stanley Gavin passed away at the age of 66 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Inge, son Lyn of Gilbert, Arizona and sister Lorie of Saskatoon, as well as numerous friends and relatives. He was born to Stanley and Mary Ellefson on May 6, 1947 and raised in Medicine Hat. He attended Medicine Hat College and went on to University of Calgary. Gavin loved animals and thus chose to become a Veterinarian. He graduated from the veterinary program at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon in 1974. He worked for Newell Veterinary Clinic, Bow Valley Veterinary Clinic and for the Federal, Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Gavin spent many years as a volunteer Kinsman, and as a K-40. He and Inge hosted a few memorable socials at their house. He enjoyed Music, and excelled at playing the guitar, often with a band, most recently with Mark Zagorsky. His other love was basketball, and he coached and also played in the Mens League until he was in his 50s. Traveling was a passion and he enjoyed going south in the winters, often staying with his son Lyn, and enjoying a round of golf. In his retirement years he was able to enjoy farming and working with his own cattle. Although Gavin experienced trials in life he was kind, caring and generous man who will be very much missed by family and friends. In respect of his wishes there will be no funeral service. The family requests that you remember Gavin in your own special way. Also, in lieu of flowers the family requests you consider making a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of THOMS FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE. For further information please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.