Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Preneed Salesperson/Certified Cremation Technician
Elden has lived and worked almost his entire life in Regina and area. Born and raised in Regina, he and his family moved in his early teens to a farm near Dilke, Saskatchewan. Growing up on the farm, he realized the value of hard work, honesty and integrity, and had a passion for independent business. This led to work in the service based automotive industry for almost twenty years. The culmination of this career was the opportunity to own and operate automotive parts and repair shops in Regina and Hawaii, USA.
In 2004, wishing for a change of direction in career, Elden became employed in a Regina based funeral home part-time. He truly enjoyed serving the families on a more direct level, and became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in 2007.
In 2010 an opportunity to move to the small town of Raymore, Saskatchewan was taken and Elden welcomed the move back to the country. It was seen that Raymore and area would benefit from a local funeral business and in July of 2012 Conley Funeral Home was established in Raymore, on main street in the historic former Goldfinch hardware store building.
Elden is an active member of the local community. He sits on the board of the Raymore Rockets hockey club, has sat on the board of the Raymore United Church and the Raymore Protestant Cemetery. He also is the past caretaker of the cemetery during the summer. and is an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Semans Branch #108.
Elden loves to attend the local auction sales, and is an avid collector and trader of antiques. Fishing, researching local history, and times with family and friends are also important to him.
Raymore and area is truly a special place , and Elden and his family are honored to be of service to Raymore and area, the local Touchwood Hills First Nations, and the Raymore Hutterite Colony.
In May of 2015, a new branch of Conley Funeral Home was opened at 266 Boundary Ave. North in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. Elden and his staff look forward to serving the families and First Nations of the valley community and surrounding area with the same dedication it took to build Conley Funeral Home into what it is today.