Eleanor Wood Obituary, Death Cause – We held our first gathering since Lion Eleanor died away last night; the loss of her presence was keenly felt by all of us. These pictures do not do her credit, and they do not even begin to illustrate how she was the glue that kept us together. Even before she became an official member of our Lions club, she was frequently seen helping out at events and volunteering. urrounded by the love of her family, Eleanor passed peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton.
Ontario after a brave struggle against cancer on May 12, 2023. She was 76 years of age. Cherished wife of Harvey Wood. Forever loved mother of Jamie Wood (Nancy), Bev Wood (Gord) and Jenn Wood (Nick). Beloved grandmother of Nolan (Brianna), Brielle (Mitch), Lindsay, Sawyer, Laura and Hazel. Loved sister of the late Pat Shaw (Dan), Marg Gilligan and Laurie Coverdale (Dave) and sister-in-law of Norma Wood. She will be dearly missed by her extended family and many dear friends.
Eleanor started her working life teaching but found her calling as a Motivational Speaker. She entertained audiences across North America with her wit and humor with a few life lessons thrown in! She embraced the challenge of farming with her man Harv and was able to build a successful farming enterprise. With her busy life she still found time to join the local Lions Club. Eleanor was also an Honorary Life Director with the Rockton World’s Fair and an active member of Sheffield United Church.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the DWAYNE D. BUDGELL Funeral Home. A ‘Celebration of Life’ Reception will be held at the Rockton’s Agricultural Society Hall, 812 Old Hwy 8, Rockton, Ontario on Saturday June 10, 2023 from 1 – 4 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there will be the sharing of memories, reflection and prayer. In accordance with Eleanor’s expressed wishes, cremation has already taken place. In Eleanor’s memory donations to the Rockton Lions Club would be appreciated by the family.