Elwood, Edward Lindsey

Elwood, Edward Lindsey

July 22nd, 2016

On July 22nd, 2016, in the afternoon, Lindsey was asked to play in the biggest golf tournament ever, nattily attired in his colourful ensemble and playing quickly so he could enjoy his post-round double thick, rich chocolate milkshake.  There is only one Edward Lindsey Elwood (known to many as Mr. E.L. Wood) - one truly unique, loveable, humourous, dedicated man; soulmate to Barbara for 49 years and father of Christopher (Marcie) and David (Barbara) and grandchildren Kendra, Cailyn and a new grandchild T.B.A. this August.  Uncle to Rob, Josh and Julie.  With brother Brian (Clare), the family share treasured memories of Lindsey's distinctive, highly productive lifestyle.  Best-dressed student at Ridley College, and the only competitive golfer to keep a matching shirt in his golf bag in case of rain and baby oil in case of a sunny day.  He was famous for his upbeat one-liners, his incredible sweet tooth and his ability to never gain a pound.  Consummate handyman...as long as duct tape and vice grips could be used!  His daily routine was predictable:  early dinner, chocolate sundae, early to bed, early to rise (04:30) and a quick trip to Timmy's for coffee and the newspaper.  First in to his McKenzie Lake Office 6 or 7 days a week, Lindsey was a highly respected member of MKL where he tended to his myriad of case files, and enjoyed the exceptional competence of his legal assistant, Katy.  Family vacations were full of action:  skiing in Utah, sipping Cuba Libras and sun-tanning in Mexico.  December was always a blur as client invitations kept him and Barb hopping from party to party.  Lindsey was "eternal secretary" for The Investors:  forty business colleagues who met monthly, as well as serving as President of the London Hunt and Country Club.  Community conscious, Lindsey helped rescue the London Downtown Business Association in 1996 re-writing their constitution and serving as Chair:  the always optimistic, photogenic, realistic voice of a struggling sector.  As part of his many volunteer activities, Lindsey also served, for the last 16 years, as Chancellor for the Diocese of Huron and was a member of the Huron University College Corporation board.  He was a proud recipient of the Order of Huron in May 1999 and was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in January 2003.  The family expresses a special "thank-you" to Dr. Larry Schmidt and the VON caregivers.  


The Elwood family invites you to join them for the final round - on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London. An informal reception to celebrate his life will follow at the London Hunt and Country Club. Barbara, his soul mate and wife for almost 50 years, sons Christopher and David, and brother Brian along with their families, look to sharing anecdotes and reflections on Lindsey's life: he's playing with the angels these days, and will certainly be watching! In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. 


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Brian ElwoodLinds- you were the best big brother. I really love you and miss you. Enjoy your big golf game and start working on improving the dress code in heaven. Give my love to Mom & Dad. Lots of love - Squirt
Andrew Robinson Mr. Elwood as I always referred to him as, will truly be missed. He was a man that I always held in the highest respect and looked up to. My most heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends. Much love Andy and family
Katy McGirrLins, thank you for everything. I couldn't have gotten this far without your guidance and friendship. "We're still a team" - always. Heaven has a new golf expert and dessert inspector...relax and enjoy. Katy
Willi KammererCanon Lindsey Elwood - a man of intellect, integrity, and charity. Always ready to guide, advice, and support. I will remember him fondly, and miss him deeply. Lindsey, may you rest in peace, and rise in glory.
Ron and Susan HollidayLyndsey - a true gentleman on and off the golf course. Community minded, a workaholic and always there to help. You will be missed by so many Lindsey. Rest in peace.
Len and Maxine SilversteinDear Brian, Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your brother. I will always remember Lindsey as that nappy dresser at school back in the mid sixties. Always had a smile on his face and a spring to his step. May he rest in peace.
Ray and DeeDee LeachDear Barb and family, Our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Lindsey was your best friend and a great friend to many people. He is now at peace and golfing in a greater place. Lindsey, Rest in peace.
Jean CollierI met Mr. Elwood at Synod years ago & a truer gentleman & gentle man did not exist. My condolences to the family & friends.
Bob & Anne-Marie NicliMy dad and I are deeply saddened to hear the news of Lindsey's passing. I only worked with Lindsey for the past couple of years but found him to be a very professional kind hearted soul. He was a pleasure to work with and we will miss his great smile and sense of humour. Our condolences go out to his family and colleagues at McKenzie Lake.
Peter DavisonOur grief over his death is matched by our gratitude for his life, so well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are his family, colleagues, and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!
Keith LawsonTo the Elwood Family. I worked with Lindsey while at Harrison Elwood for 8 years. His office was just around the corner from mine. We would often talk about our children and their successes and tribulations. I can say I truly liked Lindsey and am sorry to hear about his passing. He was afar too young to be taken away from his family. Please accept our condolences at this time of loss. Keith and Anne Lawson
David EmburyCanon Chancellor Lindsey Elwood was a tower of strength in his commitment to the Anglicans of the Huron Diocese. It was my privilege to know Lindsey and to watch him calm any procedural storm that arose in the numerous meetings and gatherings he donated his time to so generously. We will all miss his humour and guiding intellect. My deepest condolences to his family. Take comfort that he now rests in peace.
Pam McGirrMy husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Lindsey on a few separate occasions and he was always so lovely to us. I am sure he will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to his entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pam and Bill McGirr
Andy WatsonI periodically glance at old Ridley College team photos, and remember Lindsey, whom I've not seen since I left for college in the U.S. in 1964, very fondly indeed. This is sad news, another reminder to see old friends every chance we get. RIP, Lindsey, hope to see you on the other side. Deep-felt condolences to his loved ones.
Doug and Carolyn CampbellDear Barb and family, We were saddened to hear of Lindsey's passing. You were wonderful neighbours for 29+ years until we moved to Ladysmith BC. The old neighbourhood won't be the same without him. RIP.
Geoffrey fosterI wish to express my deepest sympathy to Barb and family at Lindsey's passing. I met Lindsey in 1983 when my family and I moved to London from New York. He was with Harrison Elwood at the time. Over the years Lindsey has provided me considerable professional assistance and encouragement. May he rest in peace. God bless and keep him in his eternal life. Geoff and Marisa Foster
Bob LemonBarb, I was saddened to read of Lindsey's passing. You have my sincere condolences.
Melinda RigoleClassy, generous, kind and funny. You are sorely missed, but live on in so many wonderful memories. My love and prayers are with your family and friends. Rest in peace Lindsey.
Douglas CassinoA classmate and always a gentlemen. Condolences from Anne and I to Lindsey's family.
Bob MartinYou always took the time to say a simple "Hi" whenever you saw me and I really appreciated that...I did not get the chance to play Golf with you but I heard many a story from your many friends...you were a very classy man as well as clever at whatever you did...you were the "Best" groomed and dressed man at all times...you will be missed by all who knew you...RIP Lindsay .... I pass my condolences to your family and friends...
Chris PatonGraduated with Lindsey from Ridley College in 1965. I send my deepest condolences to Barb and the family.
Petey NobleDear Barb, We shared many sweet beginnings in our lives and now, again, we share. You and your family are on my mind. The words about Lindsey's life and the spirited way in which he lived it were just perfect. The memories you all have will continue to sweeten with time and there is great healing in knowing that such a wonderful husband, father and colleague will be remembered so warmly and with such esteem. My love to you, Petey
Ed CorriganCondolences to all of the Elwood family.
Gerry MacartneyI met Lindsey the first week I moved to London some 20 years ago. He was extremely welcoming to me and you could tell in the first 10 seconds that he was a man of character, dignity, class and a true gentlemen. My first impression was...is every guy in this new city of mine that classy and that well groomed? He always was - always will be.
Bill BradyLindsey..too soon, a man of kindness, integrity and style during the several decades I came to know this extraordinary man who exemplified courtesy and civility. Barb and the family must be comforted and their sorrow eased some as they cherish the memories and know how this husband, father and grandfather lived such a valued and respected life.
Jim CassidyA tremendous representative of Mackenzie Lake and predecessor firms and a wonderful leader of the London Hunt & Country Club. He always had a smile and some courteous words to exchange whenever I ran in to him. He left a tremendous legacy at both organizations and will be dearly missed by all. My sincere condolences to Barb and family as you focus on the many wonderful memories. May God grant Lindsey eternal peace.
jack&SandyBarb&Family Thinking of you at this most difficult time. we're sure going to miss the old boy!
Bob SiskindBarb, your husband was a classy guy on so many fronts...business. golf [when he and JC would put up with me], community work and socially. We loved sharing jokes together. Hopefully the love and respect he so richly received, together with the love of family and friends, will be of support in the days to come. Bob
Sue and Graham Smith Barb, we will always remember how you and Lindsey welcomed Marcie and the girls into your hearts, and treasure the time we shared in Mexico. A lovely man who will be greatly missed, with heart felt condolences Sue and Graham
Carolyn LloydYou will be missed every single day by your colleagues at McKenzie Lake. Your upbeat charm, your unrelenting optimism, your dashing wardrobe and your quick wit - you always made us laugh. You were driven and always so happy to be working as a highly-regarded lawyer. I feel very privileged to have worked with you for over a decade. So sorry you had to go, Lindsey. We'll think of you always.
Norman McCallI met Lindsey through law as business client. A true gentlemen, I was highly impressed by his wonderful demeanor, professional and personal service. He made one feel important, respected and valued. He was a joy to be with. I'm so glad to have met him. I express my sincere condolences to the family and business associates.
Judy ClarkeI had never met Mr. Elwood but send our deepest sympathy to your family. My brother was a client of your husband.
Christine Chance-NetheryMy condolences to all of the Elwood family. Thinking of you all
Patricia BlackI remember Lindsey well from when he was a law student. Since then our paths crossed from time to time. He was always a gentleman and a delight. Sincere condolences to all his family. Patricia Black181
Lynda & Ken McNamaraBarb, Sorry for the loss of your dear husband Lindsey. Fond memories will help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Marion FrelickMy sincerest condolences to you, Barb, and your family. Lindsey was a true gentleman and always took the time to chat when we met which I always appreciated. He will be sorely missed by all. My thoughts will be with you at this sad time.
Jim Masterson Maureen GerberBarb,,we are deeply saddened by the loss of Lindsey. Know that you and the boys are in,our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.Maureen and Jim ( Chatham )
Victor CoteI worked with Lindsey on several downtown development projects. Lindsey was a leader, a man who always had London's interest at heart. He has left a legacy of change in London, having been a major part of many of the City's downtown revitalization initiates. He will be missed.
Brad Dobo & FamilyOur condolences to the Elwood family with the passing of Lindsey.
Jennie RodneyDave, my condolence to you and your family on the passing of your father.
Syd Fakira Sorry for the loss. He will be missed tremendously.
Fraser, Amy & Vannder McArthurOur thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your profound loss. In memory of your dad we will be making a donation in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Lots of love. Fraser, Amy and Vannder
Julie WheelerI was so sorry to hear of Lindsey's passing. I have so many fond memories of him, he was always a ton of fun and he will be missed. Julie Wheeler
Edward MitchellWe were both clients of Lindsey. I met him first nearly 20 years ago at Harrison Elwood and continued with him at McKenzie Lake, where he also acted for Johanne the last few years. I greatly respected Lindsey and gained immeasurably from his professional advice. He was a real gentleman and we will both miss him.
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