Long-time Edmontonians will remember Dalt Elton, who was Program Manager at CJCA for many years, and who was well known for his wonderful singing voice. Dalt appeared in several stage shows in Edmonton, including starring in the role of Professor Hill in “The Music Man”.
He began his broadcasting career in 1939 in Lethbridge, his “home town”, as an announcer on CJOC. In 1941, he moved to CJCA, Edmonton, as Program Manager, and in 1968, became Manager of CKWX in Vancouver. He retired in 1980. His entire broadcasting career was spent with Taylor, Pearson & Carson/Selkirk Communications.
A talented showman, a quick wit, a devoted family man, Dalt Elton was a credit to broadcasting and to his community. He died in North Vancouver on November 6th, 2007.
ELTON, John Dalton (“Dalt”) A First Class Regular Guy February, 27 1920 – November 6, 2007 How do you sum up a life of 87 years in words? Impossible, and yet that is what we do when a loved one passes. Of the thousands of words that can be used to describe Dalton Elton here are a few that will no doubt fall short of the description of his truly wonderful life. Irene, the boys, family, faith, a good song, a great joke, a smile and a nod, a pat on the back and a kind word, a memorized poem and profound thought and a kiss, tennis, football, the TV remote, good food, good friends and a chocolate shake, always singing the national anthem out loud, even if he was the only one singing, laughing louder, leading the singing, sleeping behind the piano! A good story, a great punch line, a prayer and a blessing, a family reunion, frequent praise, never gossiping and leaving the room when others were, a hot tub choir, leaving the game early to beat the traffic, the kuni brans, The Music Man, family and Irene, Irene and Irene. John Dalton Elton was a loving husband, a great father and friend, a singer of rare quality and true gentle man. He is no doubt singing with the heavenly choir and poking the man next to him! Dalt is survived by Irene Tanner Elton, the love of his life for over 65 years, five sons, five daughters-in-law, 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and thousands of dear friends in this life and the next. He will be missed and loved forever. Dalt’s life will be celebrated December 1st, 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), 941 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Ward c/o The Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation.