Eleanore was born in Edam Saskatchewan, worked in northern BC for a few years, but made Quesnel her home for over 52 years.
In early July, Eleanore flew to Kelowna to her daughter Theresa’s where she was diagnosed with cancer, which sadly took her away from us November 9. From the time that mom was diagnosed, she stayed strong and courageous, never giving up. It was her character to always worry about everyone else but herself. Through the many months of chemotherapy and doctors appointments, her children made many trips to visit her in Kelowna. The time spent was full of laughter and love. Old memories came alive and new memories were made.
Mom passed very graciously, peacefully, and painlessly. This was with thanks to all the wonderful care that was given to her by her daughters who took time off work to care for her every need. She only ever spent a few days in the hospital initially. The rest of her time was in the comfort of her loving daughter’s home with her loving children at her side.
It was only fitting that mom was taken care of so well as many of her younger years were spent with her sister Rose in Saskatchewan nursing others in the hospital during the second world war.
Mom enjoyed her flowers and gardening, aerobics, golfing, bowling, dancing, and most of all, loved spending time with her family, which was her greatest joy in her life.
Eleanore is predeceased by her son Paul Fillion and survived by her children Jerry Fillion (Marion) Abbotsford, Jim Fillion (Lillian) Quesnel, Louie Fillion (Joan) Quesnel, Peter Fillion (Eva) Cranbrook, Theresa Menard (Derrek) Kelowna, Rosemarie Leering (Gerry) Fort St. John, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Eleanore will be remembered most for her smile that would light a room when she entered. She was the most loving and elegant mother/grandmother/greatgrandmother that a family could ever want.
The family would like to express their gratitude for all the acts of kindness, loving words, cards, flowers, and phone calls during this difficult time.
Donations in Eleanore’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.