In memory of
Eleanor Kurchak February 22, 1932 - September 24, 2016 From her miraculous birth as a premature baby on February 22, 1932, Eleanor Sylvia Kurchak (nee Waychesko) lived a life of courage and resilience while her generous heart embraced family, friends, and neighbours of all ages, and furry four-footed creatures. Eleanor worked many years in the food service industry demonstrating to her four children the meaning of hard work and sacrifice; she paid for each of her children's weddings and even the catering at her own funeral reception. Eleanor's natural talents included singing, artistic design, and cooking; she created beauty in her garden and home, and fed multitudes of family and friends at the countless gatherings at the Kurchak house for which many of us still hold fond memories. Mostly, Eleanor will be remembered for her feisty sense of humour and her warm smile and laugh. In Beeton Ontario, Saturday, September 24, 2016 a mere 15 days after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Eleanor slipped away with loving family bidding her safe journey "to Heaven, Jesus, and (my) mother." Predeceased by her husband, John Kurchak, in 2003, she leaves her grieving children Wendy Kurchak in Calgary (Hubert Fesenmair), Patricia James in Beeton (John), James Kurchak in Winnipeg (Kathy), and Tina Wright in Georgetown (Barry). Mourning their Grandma are Derek and Daniel James, Will and Ann Wright, and Eleanor's great-grandson, Myles James. On Thursday September 29 2016, her daughter Patricia, a minister in the United Church, officiated a heartfelt memorial service at Newediuk Funeral Home in Etobicoke; following the service, Eleanor's friends and family met together at Tiffany Place in Etobicoke, the condo where Eleanor enjoyed the last 10 years of her life. Her daughter Wendy recognizes with deep appreciation the love, compassion, and devotion extended by her sister Patricia, and family, to their Mom/Grandma during the last weeks of her life - first at the Royal Victoria Hospital and then in their home where Eleanor passed away. If you wish to honour Eleanor, please consider a donation to St. James United Church in Stroud where Mom wanted to buy a pew, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences newediukfuneralhome.com
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