STEWART, Dorothy Eleanor

Obit Stewart Eleanor

Dorothy Eleanor Stewart was born to Frances and Ella Reed, the oldest of 12 children, on June 20, 1922 and went to be with her Lord on March 21, 2023. She is survived by her daughter Faye Urano and her children Cyndi (Trent), Julie (Jim), Richard (Sarah); Alan Cadwell (Carol) and his sons Craig (Joy), Scott (Jen) and step-son Shawn Honeychurch (Ayana); her son Gerry Stewart (Joy) and their children Shane, Todd (Ali), Tricia, Audra (Ryan); and her daughter Trudy Chimko. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Living brother and sisters are Kathleen Meiklejohn, Grace Siemens, June Delgatty (Bob), Hugh Reed (Verla) and Lorraine Paterson. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Norman Stewart; her daughter Marilyn Stewart/Cadwell; brothers Larry, Ken, Les and George; sisters Iris Fieldhouse and Lois Hertzsprung; brothers-in-law Percy Meiklejohn, Marvin Fieldhouse, Neil Siemens and Earle Paterson; sisters-in-law Teresa Reed and Anna Marie Reed; sons-in-laws Taz Urano and Franklin Chimko. Eleanor attended Sarcee School in the Ghost Pine Creek area. She became independent early in her teen years when she worked outside the home. Eleanor married Norman Stewart on December 30, 1941. They lived on the Stewart family farm and raised 4 children there until moving to Edmonton in 1963. Norman took a teaching job at NAIT and Eleanor found herself working at “Pots and Wot Nots” store once the youngest child was in high school. She enjoyed her new role in the working world. After twenty plus years, they moved back to Three Hills for retirement Eleanor enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, gardening, bowling, travel and music. Travel included a trip across Canada, adventures in Europe and some winters in Arizona. Eleanor and Norman bowled in Edmonton and then she joined another bowling league in Three Hills. She had a competitive streak when it came to that sport. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and played piano for a senior band after her 90th birthday. Known for her green thumb, she maintained a garden, displayed beautiful geraniums on her deck, and always had African violets blooming in her home. She was well known for her famous cinnamon rolls and always had the coffee ready if relatives or friends dropped in. Many family dinners and special occasions were followed by a good sing song with mom at the piano. Eleanor was a “woman of fashion”, she loved to shop and look her best at all times. Family was very important to Eleanor and she bragged about each and every one. Her church family was also very important to her. Eleanor was loving, honest, kind-hearted and made friends easily. She will be missed by those who knew her but she lived a good life and we must remember the special memories. A Celebration of her life will be held on March 31, 2023 at Bethel Evangelical Church (123 – 4th Ave S) in Three Hills, AB at 2.00 pm. A family graveside service was held at 1:00 pm. 1mar29p