Obituary of Eileen Blanche Ellis
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eileen Blanche McCavour on Thursday November 23, 2023, at the Loch Lomond Villa Birch House. Born on November 17 1925, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Knox and Police officer Perry Stephen McCavour. Eileen was only 6 weeks old when her father was killed on New Years Eve at the Seamans Misson after attending a brawl.
Eileen graduated from Saint John High School in 1943. After she was married, Eileen and husband Lloyd Ellis of Digby and daughter Lynn moved to Bridgetown where they resided for 12 years. In 1961 they returned to Saint John and resided in Lorneville.
Eileen worked at Metropolitan Stores in the early years, then when returning to Saint John she worked at Canadian Tire for 23 years, until she retired where she made many friends along the way. Eileen enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, cooking, gardening and spending time with daughter Lynn and grandchildren Michelle and Scott. She was a member of the Lorneville United Church and enjoyed working with the UCW functions.
Eileen is survived by daughter Lynn Hopey (Terry), grandchildren; Michelle Groundwater (Andrew), Scott Hopey (Cheryl), and great grandchildren; Callie, Jenna, Kaitlyn and Jocelyn, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Lloyd Ellis, brothers Murray McCavour (Doreen) and Robert McCavour, sister Doris Allen (Cecil), brother-in-law Richard Ellis (Joan of Barton NS), sisters in law; Ruth Daley (Herby) of Digby, and Audrey Denton of Digby.
We wish to thank the staff of Loch Lomond Villa Birch House who looked after Mom for the last 7 years. Their loving dedication to her was much appreciated.
Resting at Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (506 634 1701). A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with a Service following immediately in Castle Fallsview Chapel. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A Reception will be held following the interment at St. Mark’s United Church (50 Dexter Dr. Saint John, N.B.). Remembrances in Eileen’s memory can be made to the Childrens Wish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www. Castlefh.ca
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