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.