Elzeon Raistrick was born on Jan. 1, 1944 and died suddenly on Tues., Oct. 20, 2009, in his 65th year.
He was the son of the late Pat and George Raistrick. He is survived by his sons, Denzil (Denny) and his wife Amy of Johnstown, and Rob (Razor) and his wife Lyane of Barrhaven. He was the proud Papa, and the “apple of his eyes” were his four grandchildren: Mercedes, Emma, Callum, and Taylor. Elzeon is survived by three sisters Judy McIntosh (Jack) of Chesterville, Darlene Alexander (Larry) of Vernon, and Susan Peplenskie (Dennis) of Nepean, and many nieces and nephews. He was the special friend of Roger and Betty Lou Cole and Anthony and Sandy Vogrig.
Elzeon attended local schools where he was Head Boy of the Students Council at Winchester High School. He was an employee of Nestlé for 36 years. In his younger days, he was very involved as a fastball catcher, coach in minor hockey, and referee with ODHA for over 25 years. In the community, he was a long-time member of the Winchester Fire Dept., and past president and 30 year charter member of the Winchester Lions Club. He was a long-time vendor at McHaffies Flea Market in Morrisburg. December was his favourite month because he enjoyed bringing a smile to young kids faces when he had his “Ho Ho” costume on.
Visitation was held on Fri., Oct. 23 at the Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Blair Paterson, was held in the chapel on Sat., Oct. 24, followed by inurnment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations may be made to CHEO or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.