Eleanor Elizabeth Doynega (nee Wierikko) was born June 21, 1935 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Eleanor passed away suddenly at Heritage Village in Chilliwack, August 14, 2014 in the early morning. Eleanor is survived by her husband Ronald of 43 years; her sister, Gladys and husband Ron of Ottawa; her nephew, Albert and wife Kelly and their son, Andrew, of Thunder Bay; niece, Margie; cousins, Larraine Langston and family, of Nanaimo and other extended family. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her brother, John; his wife, Taimi and her niece, Astrid. Before being diagnosed with MS, she enjoyed golfing, traveling and her home. In 1981, Eleanor and Ron bought Bennets Point Resort at Oyster Bay on Vancouver Island. They managed this resort until Eleanor’s MS caused a lifestyle change. Ron and Eleanor moved to Port Coquitlam and Eleanor worked for the Royal Bank for 24 1/2 years. She became the first woman manager in BC for the Royal Bank. She left her position at the bank to care for her family. They retired to Chilliwack where they built a home in which they lived for 20 years. After Ron’s heart attack, Eleanor was moved to Cascade Lodge and then transferred to Heritage Village. In both places she was well cared for. Thank you to the many people who helped Eleanor and Ron. Donations can be made in Eleanor’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2239 C McAllister Ave. Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A9, MS Society of Canada, PO Box 373.Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z6. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 25, 2014 in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack, BC reception will follow. Pastor Wilf Richert, officiant.
“Rest in peace, Dear One” Love Ron.
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