Eleanor passed away on August 11, 2013 at the age 87. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 61 years John (Jack) Gilchrist, their two children David (Louise) and Linda (Eckhart) and their four grandchildren Clayton, Jimmy, Tara and Jessica.
Eleanor and Jack married on July 26, 1952 and moved from Ocean Falls to Port Alberni in 1956. Eleanor was a school teacher and taught at Redford school and John Howitt School before retiring in 1984.
Eleanor was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She always put her family first and treasured family dinners, holidays, phone calls and visits. Eleanor enjoyed camping, travelling, volunteering and playing many games of cards with her friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:00pm. Stories and condolences may be offered at www.chapelofmemories.ca . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society (Ty Watson House), 2649 2nd Ave, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y1Z8, or the Alzheimer's Society of Canada at www.alzheimer.ca/en