Elmer was born in Tobique First Nation, NB, on May 6, 1938. He was the son of the late Gabriel and Maria (Laporte) Perley. Elmer leaves behind his daughters, Nancy Polches (Sylvia) of Peter Dana Point, ME, Eva Sockabasin of Peter Dana Point, ME, Sarah Sappier of Tobique First Nation, NB; his sons, Larry Sockabasin Sr., Raymond Sockabasin Sr. (Mary Ann), and Thomas Perley (Morgan) all of Tobique First Nation, NB; his sister, Faith Masterson of Tobique First Nation, NB; his brothers, Jerry Perley of Tobique First Nation, NB, Patrick Perley (Janice) of Fredericton, NB, and David Perley (Imelda) of Tobique First Nation, NB; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Elmer was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Hazel Perley (Sockabasin); his sisters, Regina Looman, Bertha Sappier, Geraldine Perley, and Georginna Perley-Kipp; his brothers, Maurice, Eugene, Carl Sr., and Rex Perley.
Funeral service was held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11 am from St. Ann's Catholic Church, Tobique First Nation, NB. Elmer's nephew, Father Curtis Sappier celebrated. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Music for the service was by Tracey Hamilton and the Native Drummers. The eulogy was given by David Perley.
Pallbearers were Aaron Nicholas, Kelly Sappier, Lyndon Sappier, Jamie Sappier, Trent Sappier, and Spencer Perley.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Monday, August 31, 2020
St. Ann's Catholic Church, Tobique First Nation, NB
Saturday from 12 noon until Monday at 10:30 am
4 Perley Road, Tobique First Nation, NB
St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery
St. Ann's Catholic Church