In Memory of

Wayne Elford



The scheduled Celebration of Life has been postponed.    Please check back to this website as rescheduled dates and times become available.

Elford: Walter Wayne,

Peacefully at Matthews House Hospice Alliston, on January 16, 2020. Wayne Elford in his 78th year, beloved husband of Darlene Elford (nee: Arnott). Loving father of Karen Elford and Krista Elford (Gary). Devoted and loving grandfather of Jessie, and Reese. Predeceased by his brother Gary Elford (Linda). Sadly missed by his furry friend Finn and all of his horses. Forever in the hearts of his extended family, Dear Friends, and “5th Line Neighbours”. Born In Etobicoke, ON, Wayne worked at the Goodyear Plant before joining the Etobicoke Fire Fighters Association in 1967. Wayne retired in 2000 as District Chief of New Toronto Fire. Throughout the years, Wayne trained and even dabbled as a driver with Standardbred Race Horses alongside his father, Curly and eventually his daughter Krista.

Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held  at a later date.    The scheduled Celebration has been postponed due to COVID-19 Safety Protocols.   Please check back to this website as rescheduled dates and times become available.

For those who wish donations to the Matthews House Hospice in Alliston or the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“Wayne Elford”
  1. Barbara and Ian MacIntosh wrote:

    Dear Darlene, Karen and Krista, We were so saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing. Ian has many fond memories of “talking horses” with Wayne and his dad. It was wonderful to see you all again at Jumping shows as we all watched our grandchildren competing. Cherish the fun memories. Our love and condolences are sent to you.
    Barb and Ian

  2. Anne & Hugh Rolph wrote:

    Darlene, Karen and Krista
    We were sorry to learn that Wayne had passed Our deepest condolances Sincerely Hugh & Anne Rolph

  3. Madelyn & Hal Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Darlene and family
    So sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a nice gentleman. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  4. Peter and Judith Burkitt wrote:

    Darlene, Karen and Krista,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s death. Hope he didn’t suffer long.
    Fond thoughts of former times.

  5. Gail Ellis wrote:

    I wish you comfort during your sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)

  6. Kelley,Jig and kids wrote:

    So saddened to hear this news. The kids are thinking about Jessie. Krista your Dad was always a kind man to us all and we know he will be greatly missed. Take care our condolences to you all.

  7. Allison, Craig and Family wrote:

    Wishing you all much peace knowing Wayne is looking down on all of you each and every day. Memories of happy times will keep you smiling❤️

  8. John & Diane Harrett wrote:

    Darlene and family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Carolea Andrews wrote:

    Darlene and family..thinking of you at this sad time, sending our condolences..Carolea,Peter,Holden and Mark

  10. Lori & Chris Ough wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  11. Stephen & Dayna Delorme wrote:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  12. Karen Typhair Martin Rain Audrey Pond wrote:

    To Darlene Krista Karen and Families
    Wayne will be deeply missed .So sorry to hear of your loss and ours as a racing family. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  13. Cindy and Rick wrote:

    Darlene and family
    Sorry for your loss of a very special person. Wayne will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Sharon Lance-Murphy wrote:

    Darlene, I am saddened to hear that your life has been touched by this great loss. In this busy time, try to find time to sit quietly & review all the lovely moments you spent together. My thoughts are with you. Hugs.

  15. Monika and Bill Brennan wrote:

    Darlene and Family,
    We are so sorry and saddened to hear of your loss Darlene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. ♥️♥️

  16. Jamie Ritchie wrote:

    Krista, deepest sympathies to you, and your family for your loss. Your father Wayne will definitely be present in many ways through you, and his wonderful granddaughters.
    Sending my prayers, and Love.
    Jamie Ritchie.

  17. Cam Lindsey wrote:

    To Darlene, Karen, Krista and family….So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We had some great chats over the years, mostly about horses. May many pleasant memories help through this difficult time. Condolences to you all

  18. Marijane and Jim Archer wrote:

    So sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Wes Young and Karin Eby wrote:

    Darlene, just read of Wayne’s passing. Wes and I send our sympathies to you and your family.

  20. Marilyn Hatfield wrote:

    I am so sorry Darlene and family. I just now heard of Wayne’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences my dear. May he Rest in Peace!!

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