CRAW­FORD, Mary Eleanor

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Novem­ber 13, 1923 − Septem­ber 24, 2018 Mary Eleanor Craw­ford ( nee Good­er­ham) With her fam­ily present, Eleanor Craw­ford passed away peace­fully on Septem­ber 24, 2018. Pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Jack in 2003, she leaves be­hind four chil­dren, seven grand­chil­dren and nine great−grand­chil­dren. She is also sur­vived by her cher­ished sis­ter El­iz­a­beth Robin­son ( Ot­tawa). Eleanor was born in Gle­ichen , Al­berta where she spent her early years play­ing pond hockey with the boys, ski­ing be­hind cars, and prank­ing the neigh­bours. Af­ter two years of "re­fine­ment" at the Banff Moun­tain Board­ing school she moved to Van­cou­ver and at­tended UBC. There she evolved into a glam­orous soror­ity sis­ter and met her fu­ture hus­band Jack. To­gether they raised their fam­ily in Ker­ris­dale.

Al­ways a com­peti­tor, Eleanor was an avid curler, golfer, skier and bridge player. She was rec­og­nized for her achieve­ments at both the lo­cal and pro­vin­cial lev­els. The yearly camp­ing va­ca­tion, along with mem­o­rable road trips to Mon­treal and Cal­i­for­nia, in­stilled a love of the out­doors in Jack and Eleanor’s chil­dren that has spread to the next gen­er­a­tion as well. The fam­ily is grate­ful to all those who as­sisted Eleanor over her time with­out Jack, with spe­cial thanks to the staff at Elim Vil­lage Har­ri­son 2West for their kind­ness and care dur­ing her years there. No ser­vice by re­quest. Go out and play golf!

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