MAITLAND, Elinor Beatrice (nee MURRAY aka 'MURR') - Elinor died unexpectedly but peacefully in Millbrook, ON, on September 16, 2016, aged 89.
Predeceased by husband Peter (2010) and son Andrew (1982), Elinor leaves behind daughters Tori and Pat (Ian Burns) and grandchildren Jay and Sam.
Toronto born and raised, she worked in Vancouver and Bermuda until marrying Peter and living in New York City. They returned to Toronto to start a family.
Retiring to Howe Island, near Gananoque, they spent 17 years treasuring kind neighbours, stunning sunsets and all creatures great and small. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, boat rides and planning hot dog roasts with her grandchildren.
Elinor spent her last years at Centennial Place in Millbrook, ON. Heartfelt thanks to the extraordinary Cennial Place staff, whose care and attention made her feel safe and loved. We discovered a kinder, gentler Elinor who loved chocolate milkshakes and big band music.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society are greatly appreciated.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, 'Gus', surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully in his 92nd year. He was born in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland in 1924. He flew in World War II with the RAF and immigrated to Canada in 1946. As one of twelve children, he is survived by his sister Eileen Hickey. Devoted husband to Dr. Vera Solowska for 60 years. Loving father of Helen (Marc Carere), Tom (Anne) and Peg (Tom Best). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Dominique, Luke, Jeff, Richard, Melanie, Amy, Colin, Jenna and his great-grandchildren Anna Bella, Sophia, Cosmo and Kiana. He was always a mentor and loving advisor to his children, their peers and his grandchildren. On May 2nd, friends may visit at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. (East Gate entrance) from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the Chapel at 11 a.m - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-duane&pid=179788240&fhid=17702#sthash.yZVARBov.dpuf