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Eleanor Doreen Larssen (Sandberg)

April 5, 1927 - March 5, 2016

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Nana and Great Nana Eleanor Doreen Larssen (nee Sandberg) on March 5, 2016.  She was born at her parents homestead farm in Waldo B.C., on April 5, 1927, the youngest of 12 children. She attended Victoria Normal School obtaining her teaching certificate. An avid life-long learner, she later completed her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education at the University of British Columbia.

Eleanor was predeceased in 2007 by Harold, her husband of 57 years.  She is survived by her 3 children; David (Anne), Beverley (Tim) and Norah (Doug) and six grandchildren; Beverley and Eric, Emma and Tianda, Brooke (Simon, great grandson Landon) and Luree.  She is also survived by her brother Albert (Susan) and many loving nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was a dedicated teacher who embraced pupils and co-workers alike in a career of 37 years.  She was a positive and enthusiastic educator and mentor to the many children she taught.  Mom’s passion in life was music and she was a beautiful pianist.  She was a talented knitter and crafter, and an outdoor enthusiast.  She was an active community member volunteering for numerous worthy causes. Support of disadvantaged children was a long term cause particularly close to her heart.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jim Noiles for the outstanding, exceptionally compassionate care he provided to Mom for many years. The family thanks Vivian Kindom and her staff of La Viva Seniors for the love and respect shown to Mom.  Also thank you to the kind and empathetic staff at Jubilee Manor where she had been a resident for the past 3 years.  

 In the last years of her life she showed remarkable strength and courage.

 A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, you may consider making a donation in her memory to the Parkinsons’ Society.

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jim & Thelma Sandberg
Relation: Nephew

We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. We would love to be at her memorial, however living in Ontario makes this unlikely that we are able to attend. We will keep the family in our prayers.

From: Norman, Norma, Noreen and Nadeen
Relation: Aunt

Sad to hear the news .
She was a grate person.

From: Noreen Sandberg / Norman Sandberg
Relation: Great Aunt / Aunt

As we cannot make it to her service, I would like to extend our big condolences from our family (sandberg) to family members and friends in light of this sad news. Dad (Norm) says she was a wonderful person. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family xoxo

From: Catherine Hopland
Relation: niece

Jim and i are sad to hear of Aunt Eleanor’s passing. It has been comforting to know that she had always enjoyed the love of family and that she had such special care these past few years. We are grateful for her dedication to the Sandberg legacy – her efforts and enthusiasm will be remembered.

From: Janet Waterman
Relation: Great Aunt

Was so sad to hear of Eleanors passing. I remember her as a very kind woman at the family reunions I had been to with my Mom and Grandparents. Always enjoyed stories of the Sandberg family. My condolences

From: Gerrie & Dale Melnechuk
Relation: friend

Dear Nora and family … wish we could be with you tomorrow to say a final good bye to Eleanor however we will have to do so from Rm 16 at JM. We miss Eleanor our neighbor of two years but are grateful she is at peace. You loved her well as I am sure she did you. Gerrie & Dale

From: Karla
Relation: Friend

David, Bev and Norah. I was very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Your Mom will be remembered fondly for her always, graciousness and kindness, and her lovely laugh!
Karla

From: Josephine Bourgeois
Relation: Friend

Nora, my condolences on the loss of your mother. I was planning to attend the Celebration of Life today but have severe headache/neck pain which lasts 24 hrs or so.

Every time I met her we had a little visit. When a resident of Mountain Lake she used to sit outside in the sunshine and I stopped to say hello when Joe was in Respite there.
May she Rest in Peace.

From: Mike and pat keegan
Relation: Friend of Nora

We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing and please know that our thoughts are with you all. TIme will heal the pain and you will always have your precious memories

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 23, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

602 Silica Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Parkinson Society Canada

890 W Pender St #600,
Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9

Thank You Notice

The family would like to thank Dr. Jim Noiles for the outstanding, exceptionally compassionate care he provided to Mom for many years. The family thanks Vivian Kindom and her staff of La Viva Seniors for the love and respect shown to Mom.  Also thank you to the kind and empathetic staff at Jubilee Manor where she had been a resident for the past 3 years..

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