Passed away peacefully at Lombard Manor surrounded by the love of his family, on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the remarkable age of 99. He was the beloved husband and best friend for more than 67 years of the late Margaret Palmer (nee Munro). Loving and devoted father of Marilyn St.Louis (Peter) and Lois Birtch. Cherished grandfather of Evan Birtch (Rebecca), Scott St.Louis (Chantal) and Kerri Williams (Rob). He was a proud great-grandfather of Addy, Kinsley, and Cohen Birtch, Connor and Cadence Williams and Owen St.Louis. He will be fondly remembered by his loving brother Gray Palmer. He will be sadly missed by his nephews, nieces and extended family and many friends. Father was a proud veteran of the Second World War. He spent five years serving our country through the Canadian Forces. His working career spanned many years as a conductor with CP Rail, and in retirement years he was always learning new things, challenging himself, and always ensuring his family was taken care of. Elwood's family would like to thank the amazing staff at Lombard Manor for their incredible care of our father for many years. All of you truly treated him like family. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A service to celebrate his amazing life will take place in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Smiths Falls Hospital Foundation or Trinity United Church, Smiths Falls.