Went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 2, 2015 at the age of 100 years. He will be greatly missed by his two sons: Darrel (Donna) of Calgary, Barry (VerLynn) of Kelowna; 6 grandchildren: Heather (Sean) Torgerson, Ronda (Greg) Roesler, Julie (Graham) Torrie, Garth (LeeAnne) Eliason , Keith Eliason, Scott (Sabrina) Eliason; 9 great-grandchildren: Liam and Noah Torgerson, Ethan, Joshua and Luke Roesler, Eli, Kayley and Abigail Torrie and Peter Haakon Eliason, his sister Elsie Gustavson in Minneapolis and his brother Bernie (Hazel) Eliason in Saskatoon, nieces, nephews and many friends. Sadly predeceased by his wife Anne in 2009, his parents Einar and Ingeborg, 4 siblings in infancy and 8 adult brothers and sisters. Haakon was born at Robsart, Saskatchewan on August 3, 1915. He lived on the family farm near Robsart until 1927 when his family moved to Kuroki, Saskatchewan. The move was quite an undertaking with a Model T Ford and train being used to move horses, cattle and of course children. Haakon’s life was busy with farm chores, school work, church activities, hockey, skating and baseball. At the age of 13 Haakon became a Christian. He moved to Ridgedale to attend high school and lived with his sister Ida and her husband Reuben Molberg. In 1934 he enrolled in Saskatoon Normal School and began teaching at Willow Glen at the age of 20. During WW II he worked as an aircraft mechanic. In 1942 Haakon married a beautiful woman Anne Peterson. He worked as a principal in Outram Saskatchewan after WW II. While living there two boys – Darrel and Barry were born in 1948 and 1954. Subsequently the family moved to Edmonton where Haakon taught biology at Ross Sheppard High School until retirement in 1979. Haakon and Anne moved to Kelowna in 1985 where they enjoyed many happy retirement years together prior to her death in 2009. Haakon and Anne enjoyed walking, canoeing, travel, church activities and spending time with family and friends. Haakon will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who had a wonderful smile and a distinctive laugh. He brought joy into the lives of those around him. As his health failed it was necessary for him to move from his home at Carmel Court to Mountainview Village 2 ½ years ago. He loved Mountainview and was very appreciative of the excellent care he received. Haakon truly lived his life with humility, kindness, gentleness and faithfulness. The family would like to thank all the staff at Mountainview for their compassionate and excellent care. Also thanks to Dr. Mark Clark for looking after his medical care over the many years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna Food Bank www.kelownafoodbank.com. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”. Please note service is at 4:00 pm
The service for ELIASON, Haakon is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.