Eleanor (Lill) Dewar

Eleanor (Lill) Dewar

Eleanor (Lill) Dewar passed away peacefully with family and friends at her side in Golden & District Hospital on Saturday , April 26, 2014 at the age of 78 years and 12 days.

A celebration of life service was held from the Golden Senior’s Centre on Monday, May 5th at 1:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant. Tributes were shared by family and friends, along with special musical selections by Terry Pittman and John Collison. A reception followed which was catered by the Order of the Eastern Star and the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary.

Cremation with interment of Lill and her husband John followed in the Golden Legion Cemetery.

Lill was born in Brandon, Manitoba on April 14, 1936, to parents Abraham and Eleanora Rogalsky. Lill, who was one of eight children, was raised and educated in the Winnipeg area. She met John and they were married at Fort Gary, Manitoba on June 27, 1959. Lill and John arrived in Golden on July 4, 1975, and began operating the Husky Service Centre until 1984. They were also owner operators of the A & W from 1981 to 1992. Lill became an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star when she was initiated in Golden Chapter #25 on February 13, 1979. She was also a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 122, helping and supporting that organization in every way.

One of Lill’s favourite pastimes was playing golf and thereby supporting the Golden Golf Club. Most who knew her would say that she loved golf with a passion. Lill is well remembered in her circle of family and friends for her many acts of kindness over the years.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Dewar on November 17, 2007, her sisters Leda, Mary and Aganeta , and brother, Frank.

She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Anna Wentzell of Prince George, Alvina (Ella) Greengrass (Joseph Jr.) of Chilliwack, and her brother, Rudolph (Rudy) Rogalsky(Sharon) of Hornby Island, her several nieces and nephews, and John’s family in Scotland.

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium.

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