Eleanor McGrenere

Obituary of Eleanor Jeannette McGrenere

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Jeanette McGrenere on Saturday January, 18, 2020 in her 81st year. She passed peacefully with family by her side throughout her journey home. Beloved wife of Gerald John McGrenere (Jerry). Cherished mother of Craig (Michelle) Rose, Chris Rose, Sue (Robert) Downie and Patti (Gary) Miller. Dear sister of Mary (Gary) Begg and loving aunt to niece Jody Begg and nephew Shane Begg. She will be forever cherished by her grandchildren, Jaxson and Jett Rose, Brian Chiasson, Rachel Downie and Rebecca Due, Jonathan (Gemma Styling) Miller, Jordan (Jodi Freeman) Miller, Katie Miller and Phil Vergilio, Predeceased by her parents Harry and Elinor Clarke of St. Thomas and Clara (Prosser) Barrett, St. Thomas.Eleanor brought great joy to our world with her wonderful sense of humour, her understanding and compassion, and her incredible artistic ability. Her talents as a respected interior decorator were witnessed through her work with Guildwood Lighting, the Interiors London series of fundraisers, her own interior decorating business, Eleanor Rose Interiors, as well as her work with Huston’s Fine Furniture. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Springbank Unit at Henley Place, London for their kindness, compassion and dedication to the respect, comfort and happiness of each and every resident on the unit. Their kindness and support made the journey so much more bearable, both for Eleanor and for her family and we are truly grateful.In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice or to the Butterfly Project (for patients living with dementia) c/o Janet Lakie - Springbank Unit, Henley Place 1961 Cedarhollow Blvd. London, N5X 0K2 would be greatly appreciated. There will be no funeral service or visitation at this time. A Celebration of Life event will be arranged for the near future. Details to be announced.
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