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TRENDIAK, Eleanor Grace

October 2, 1938 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 5, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Eleanor, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 at the age of 78 with her husband and children by her side.

Eleanor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she met her husband Paul. The two were married in 1957, shortly after they moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario, where they raised four children.

Eleanor and Paul lovingly served in their beloved church, Fort William Baptist for 43 years. She will be fondly remembered there by so many as “Mrs. T”.

Her passion was that everyone, young and old, know about God’s love, so she was active in: Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Backyard Bible Clubs. Eleanor also served as host for Christian Women’s Fellowship Bible Coffees for many years.

Eleanor is survived by her children, Linda (Dean) Clark, Jamie (Cheryl) Trendiak, Doug (Ruth Krone) Trendiak, and Lori (Andy) Numrich; her grandchildren, Caleb (Brianna), Jared, Ethan, Elijah, Drew, Matthew, Joshua (Stephanie), Sara (Steve), Robbie (Eliza), Murray, William, and David; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Joseph, Jeremiah, Shane, Sky and Serenity. She is also survived by her sister Doreen (Robert) Posmituk; her nieces Denise and Deborah (Roy) Gross; and great-newhew’s York (Haley), Brock and Conlen.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Alex and Vi McLachlan; Dan Sottile; and a number of relatives on her husband’s side.

A Celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at their Calgary church, Foothills Alliance (333 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.) on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00a.m. Reception to follow at the church. For those not in Calgary the service will be streamed live at Fort William Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Canada (CEF of Canada),PO Box 165 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2G9.

In living memory of Eleanor Trendiak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 2T3 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Karen (Barr) Wood :

    Paul, Linda, Jamie, Doug, Lori and Family. She was Mom Trendiak to me as a kid through ISCF, Dorion and the Follow up ministry and she is Mom Trendiak to me today. One of my Baptist Church mom’s who mentored me as a kid. Every time I saw her in Thunder Bay before she and Paul moved to Calgary, I alway got a hug and a catch up chat. What bitter sweet news to hear she has gone home to be with the Lord. I rejoice that she is with her Lord and Saviour and send my condolences, love and prayers as you grieve her passing, celebrate her life and home going. She will always have a place in my heart. I will be watching today online. Much love from Thunder Bay.

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  2. Maureen & Dennis Bevilacqua :

    Dear Paul and family,
    God bless you all at this difficult time and in the times ahead when you’re missing Eleanor. She was a lovely lady inside and out and we treasure what she meant to us.
    With love and prayers for you,
    Maureen & Dennis

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  3. Lorraine Wilson :

    Dear Paul and family: My deepest sympathy in your loss of Eleanor. I remember her as part of our South Neebing Knitting Club, and what an impression she made. A loving, caring and funny person, we had many wonderful times together. May God bless you all, and cherish your memories.

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  4. Diane Hancock :

    We were so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you Paul and your children and their families. She was a great lady
    Love
    Diane and Ed Hancock

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  5. ALBERT SHAFFER :

    Dear Paul and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Eleanor. She was a great woman and I will always remember her.
    Sincerely,
    Albert Shaffer

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  6. Larry and Cathy Brigham :

    Paul and family: On moving to Thunder Bay we were looking for a church to call home. Eleanor amongst others was interviewed by our daughter. She was asked about the program and Sunday school for young kids. They really checked it out and that is why we started at Fort William Baptist. Eleanor’s walk and talk honoured Jesus. She has always had a very special place in our family. We are sorry for your loss but rejoice about a wonderful completion of this life!

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  7. Joanne Grysak :

    Dear Uncle Paul and family,

    I just found this obituary on August 15, 2017. John, I and our family send our deepest sympathies for the loss of your wife and mother. I remember our wonderful visits with you and Aunt Eleanor when I was growing up as a child. Always in my prayers,

    Love,

    Joanne (Hancharek) & John Grysak

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  8. Debbie (Davidson) Karpowich :

    Linda
    So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very kind and special person. When I would see her we would talk about the past, living on Christina St. My brother Leonard and I were just talking about your parents last week. Wish I could give you a hug. Take care

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  9. Janet Susan Wakaruk :

    Dear Uncle Paul and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I just spoke with my sister Joanne this evening, when she shared with me the news that Auntie Eleanor had passed away. I always remember Auntie Eleanor as a very kind, warm, loving person. I will keep all of you in my prayers at this difficult time.
    Love Janet (Hancharek)Wakaruk

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  10. Dave Nancekivell :

    Dear Paul,
    I lost touch with the two of you a year or two ago when you moved to Calgary. I had no idea Eleanor was ill. I am sorry for you as you will miss her terribly, I’m sure. I am happy for her as she will be with the Lord she loved so much. She was such a humble and faithful servant of the Lord, who has set me an example and whom I can never forget. I trust all is well with you.

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