Eleanor was born on April 17th, 1932 and is predeceased by her parents Mary Ballantyne and George Aitcheson. Eleanor grew up on a farm in Downie Township and she shared with us some of her joyful childhood memories.
She was the youngest of nine children, all of whom predeceased her. Her siblings were Allan Palmer Aitcheson (Ella), Evelyn Louise Monteith (Glenn), David Andrew Aitcheson (Kay), Charlotte Janette Meadows (Almer), Robert Henry Aitcheson (Gloria and Marion) twin, Bonnie Elizabeth Innes (Calvin) twin and Mary J Aitcheson.
Eleanor was a devoted and loving wife to Robert Bruce Holmes (Bob) and caring mother to Keith Edward Holmes, (deceased 1975), Bonnie Jean Holmes (Digby), Marilyn Ann Holmes (Stuart), and Donald Bruce Holmes (Marc). She was a proud Grandma of Gabrielle Louise Arkett, and Claire Rosalind Arkett. Eleanor is survived by her spouse and three youngest children and grandchildren and sister-in-law Kay Aitcheson.
She loved life and her large extended family including many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Eleanor had several friends with whom she had special relationships. Just as she became aware that she was going to lose her battle with Alzheimer’s disease, she advised her children ‘to make sure you go out and have a lot of fun, as it is over pretty soon.’
Eleanor was a private individual and her wishes were to be fare welled at a small family gathering. Memorial Donations can be made to the Avonton Presbyterian Church, Avonton, Alzheimer’s Society of Perth County, or your favourite charity.