Eleanor Stewart 1932 — 2017

Eleanor Stewart

It is with great sadness that we announce that Eleanor Margaret Stewart, neé Nichol, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 1, 2017.

She will be greatly missed by her children Noah, Kathie, and Christopher, her loving friend Art (Arthur) Epton and his children Bonnie and Harold, her siblings Jane, Harold, and Shirley, and her extended family, friends, and colleagues. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband J.W. “Jack” Stewart and her sister Violet (Nichol) Larsen.

Eleanor was born on March 29, 1932 and raised in the Revelstoke area. After marrying Jack, who was in what was then the Royal Canadian Air Force, she moved with her family to many places in Canada and even lived a few years on an RCAF base in Germany. After Jack retired from the Armed Forces in Kamloops, Eleanor began a lengthy and devoted career with the Kamloops School Board, occupying various administrative positions at both Westsyde and NorKam Senior Secondary Schools. She also served the Rocky Mountain Rangers reserve infantry regiment as an administrative volunteer.Eleanor was well known for her love of fashion and always tried to be impeccably turned out, regardless of the occasion. Although she was a valuable asset to her employers (including the late Ted Paravantes and other busy school principals), and enjoyed her participation in curling, gardening, bridge, and watching many sports with her wide circle of friends, she primarily spent her time as a devoted mother and homemaker who took great pride and pleasure in making her family happy and comfortable.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Hoodoos, in Sun Rivers, 1000 Clubhouse Drive in Kamloops, on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 2:00 till 5:00 p.m. To celebrate Eleanor’s great love of beautiful clothing and her delight at being surrounded by friends and family, we ask that you honour her memory by dressing beautifully, as she would have loved to see you. Her family and friends will gather together to raise a glass to her memory. It was Eleanor’s wish that there be no religious services.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gemstone Care Centre and Pinegrove Care Center in Brocklehurst for making Eleanor feel secure and at home, and for their care, compassion, and support during her time there.

In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family would like donations made in Eleanor’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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8 Tributes

  1. John Wells
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Noah, Kathy and Chris

    Very saddened to read of your mother’s passing.
    She was a fine and elegant woman.
    I have years of fond memories including the years
    in Germany.
    I will always regret not seeing her before her
    health declined so seriously.
    The world has lost a kind soul.

  2. Noah
    Posted June 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks John, nice of you to get in touch … and sorry we won’t see you. “Elegant” is a good word!!

  3. Donna Wiley
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I truly enjoyed working with Eleanor (and Chris, too) at Norkam. Your mom was indeed a “sassy lassy with a classy chasis”! May all your wonderful memories console you at this time of loss.

  4. Noah
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your kind words, Donna, and Chris thanks you also!! If you can attend in person on Saturday we hope you can.

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  8. Clint Delwo
    Posted December 30, 2019 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear, I was a good friend of Kathie but haven’t seen her since HighSchool. I left Kamloops to work in Vancouver and she left Kamloops with Gary May if they are still together?
    I would appreciate you having her message/ email me if possible.

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