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MACDONALD, Eleanor Jean

Eleanor Jean MacDonald, 1931 – 2018. (via Schoening Funeral Service)

Eleanor MacDonald passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 1, 2018. Her life was well lived as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 63 years Bob, her brother Ken, and by her sons; Ross (Eloise), Bruce, and Neil (Laura) and her grandchildren Bren, Shauna, and Evan.

Eleanor was the eldest child of Frank and Lillian Hodgins. Eleanor was born and raised in Chilliwack before moving to Vancouver after leaving the family farm. There she met the love of her life, Bob and started their life together. Eleanor and Bob began raising their family first in forestry camps before moving to Victoria, Terrace, Nelson, back to Victoria, then on to Delta, Chilliwack, Armstrong and finally Kamloops.

Eleanor prided herself on keeping an immaculate and loving home using her organization skills to overcome whatever challenges life provided. After retirement, Eleanor and Bob enjoyed frequent road trips with their trailer exploring much of Canada and the western states.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, stepmother Nelly, in-laws Jim and Bea, sister-in-law Lou, and cousins Leonard and James Hodgins, Audrey Horner and Helen Burgess.

Our gratitude goes to her friends and the staff at Berwick on the Park and the Hamlets at Westsyde for the years of comfort our Mom received. The family would also like to thank the medical community for the outstanding care and attention she received. A celebration of Eleanor's life will be held in Chilliwack and announced on a later date.

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