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Eleanor passed away peacefully at Streamway Villa Nursing Home in Cobourg on Friday March 26th, 2021, at 91 years of age. Beloved wife and mother, she is predeceased by her devoted husband Terry and survived by her sons Dave, Steve (Flory), late Geoff (Dianne, granddaughters Katie and Sarah), late Paul, brothers Wilbert and Elmer (Ann), sisters Doreen (late Al), sister Helen (Jack), nieces, nephews and many other family members. Eleanor is predeceased by her parents Alex and Nora, brothers Clarence, Wally (Theresa), Raymond, Norm, Gerald (Irene), Jerome, sisters Margarete and Joan (Stan). She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Eleanor was born in Chepstow, Ontario on December 12, 1929 and grew up there. She graduated and served as a nurse at St. Joseph's hospital in Toronto. She married her first husband Bill and later moved to Walkerton, Ontario where they raised 4 boys and were active in the community. Bill passed in 1971. Eleanor and Terry married in 1974, moved to a small farmstead near Vernonville and lived there happily for 42 years raising kids and enjoying country living. She loved family, gardening, wood carving, collecting books and she nursed at Sidbrook Hospital. Her sunny disposition, hospitality and deep caring for her own and for others warmed and lightened the lives of many. Beloved Eleanor will be greatly missed.
Her graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery but the date has been postponed due to the pandemic. This obituary will be reposted a week before.
Those wishing may make a memorial donation for dementia research to the Alzheimer Society Of Canada
Steve and Dave, I'm sure you know how wonderful your Mother was but I want you to know she was also a wonderful friend. We will always miss her sweet smile and her generous and forgiving nature. She will certainly be missed by us all.
My sincere sympathy to the family. Eleanor was a wonderful person . May she Rest in Peace
Dear Steve and David - Your Mother is now at peace - but we will all miss her. She was always so happy and smiling and she was a wonderful sister-in-law. We all have such wonderful memories of our time with her. Heather Turchyn
Eleanor was one of the most beautiful souls I ever met. I will never forget getting to know her after she and Terry moved to Vernonville. She helped me with my babies and taught me to accept that support without condition- a concept I never knew. I regret not visiting her as she aged. Eleanor was compassion and love to so many. My sincerest condolences to the family.
So sorry to her of Mrs. Turchyn's passing. Condolences to all the family.
Dave, Steve & Flory, Dianne, granddaughters Katie & Sarah and Eleanor's brothers & sisters: On behalf of St. Mary's CWL Council, Grafton, I extend its condolences to you. Eleanor was a CWL member for 51 years and was always ready to assist in its many projects. She had an ever ready smile and an engaging personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless her soul. Patricia Murphy, President, St. Mary's CWL Council, Grafton
A wonderful lady, enjoyed many conversations with... a true gem. God bless.
Eleanor was a delightful woman. Always a smile for a simple hello. Loved her children. Prayers and thoughts with you at this time