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Laurie Elsom

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February 14, 1941– December 28, 2022

With heavy hearts, we announce that Laurie Elsom passed away on December 28, in Winnipeg at the age of 81 years.


Laurie was preceded by his parents, William and Lenore, Brother Bill (Gayle) and his very special friend, Esther Thompson. He is survived by his sisters Dolores Matthews and Joyce Woods along with nieces and nephews.


Laurie was born in Assiniboine Saskatchewan.  He moved to several small Saskatchewan towns where his father worked for the C.P. Rail.  They eventually moved to Moose Jaw where he spent most of his younger years.  Laurie loved participating in sports.  Baseball and curling were two that he really enjoyed.  He was known to be a very talented pitcher.


He had a short career as a hair dresser, but took on a love for horses that led him into a long and successful career being a Race Horse trainer.  He travelled to many tracks is Canada and the U.S. working with many horses over the years. Laurie was well known by the community at the Assiniboine Downs where he retired from working with the horses.


A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 4, 2023 at 661 Green Ave.  


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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