Timothy Allen Elke
Timothy Allen Elke, surrounded by his family, passed away on May 5th, 2023 at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 55.
Tim was born on November 26, 1967 to Clifford and Jean Elke. Tim was their second child. Tim grew up with his sister, Tammy, in Riverside for a few years and then when Cliff was transferred to Amaranth for work, the family moved there and Amaranth is where he called home for the rest of his life.
When Tim and Tammy were small they enjoyed a number of things, but hunting and fishing with his dad would remain one of his favourite pastimes for the rest of his life.
Tim worked a few jobs in his adult life. He had his hands in many pots. Tim spent many years volunteering as a firefighter for the local fire department, and was one of the founding members of the Amaranth department. He mowed grass for the town for many years, helped his dad mow at Silver Ridge Church, and even operated a tow truck for Isfelds towing out of Dauphin. One of his passions in life was able to run over into business for him for a time,Tim’s Gun repair and Accessories. He thoroughly enjoyed operating the business.
The bulk of his adult life was spent managing Amaranth pawn shop, and later, The General Store.
Everyone in the area, who has ever had the pleasure of interacting with Tim will know what an amazing soul he was. If he could help, he would.
On March 18 1989, Tim met the love of his life, Georgina Beaulieu. They were married on August 8, 1998 and spent many happy years together. Although they didn’t have any children of their own, they had 3 nieces and a nephew on Tim’s side which they considered their and many nieces and nephews on Georgina’s side that they loved very much.
Even though he didn’t have any human children of his own, he had many fur babies in his life. From the dogs Chubby and Moocher and Sylvester the cat, to Patch, Biscuit, Kong, Sadie, Snoopy, Berniece, Jack and Jj to name a few. If a stray showed up to his house, it never left hungry.
Tim is survived by his parents, Cliff and Jean. His partner Georgina, his sister Tammy her husband Eric, nieces Nicole, her children Tanner, Brock and Brynnlee, Amber, her partner Eric, their son Deacon, Kathleen, her partner Leonard, their children Dalton and Blake, and nephew Robert and his partner Hope.
A celebration of life for Tim will be held at the Amaranth Hall on June 3rd from 1-4 pm. If anyone so desires, donations can be made on Tim’s behalf to the Amaranth fire department.