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Eleanor McSwain

Eleanor Bernice McSwain

Saturday, September 15th, 1934 - Friday, May 21st, 2021
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Bernice McSwain at Hospice Halifax on May 21, 2021 at the age of 86. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth County on September 15,1934, she was the daughter of Keith and Evelyn (Cann) Moses. She married Curtis, the love of her life, 65 years ago and together, they moved to Halifax, where she worked at Glubes, the Halifax Dockyard and Sears Canada. A wonderful mother to her three daughters, she was renowned for her baking and cooking skills. She made sure holidays were celebrated with lots of decorations and homemade treats and that childhood birthday parties were magical. Eleanor was a beautiful knitter and crafted many sweaters, mittens, and even barbie doll clothes. Only one of her daughters, however, was lucky enough to inherit her knitting skills. Eleanor enjoyed bowling and bingo with her best friend Sally, and the pair seemed to win more than their fair share at the bingo hall. She loved to play cribbage with her family and also enjoyed gardening, walking in Point Pleasant Park, collecting sea glass and eating chocolate. She is survived by her devoted husband, Curtis; daughters Heather Slemon (Mark), Linda McSwain-Berryman (Chuck), Gwen McSwain (Alex MacCulloch); grandchildren Meagan, Emma, Kelly, Mitchell, Gillian, Laura, Matthew and Kathryn; and great-granddaughters Olivia and Evelyn. Predeceased by her parents and brother Raymond, she is survived by her brother Samuel (Karen), sister Gertrude, adopted sister Kim (Ashton), sister-in-law Doreen and special niece Brenda. The family would like to thank the VON nurses who looked after her and the staff of Halifax Hospice for the care and support they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Halifax or the ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to sweenys@sweenysfuneralhome.net, or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net
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Judi Milne

Posted at 06:48am
Curt, so very sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing.
SV

Sally @ Gary Veinott

Posted at 09:16am
Eleanor’s passing has left a void in my heart. I will miss Eleanor's spirit, her laughter, her kindness and support but most of all I will miss her. I was blessed to have her as a friend and will hold on tight to the memories we created. Gary and I are sending our love and condolences to her husband Curtis, her daughter’s Heather, Linda, Gwen and family. Rest in peace my friend!
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Fred and Mary Veinott

Posted at 07:28pm
Our sincere condolences to you Curtis and your Family. Eleanor was a very lovely lady.
Fred and Mary Veinott
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Brenda Croft

Posted at 04:45pm
So sorry to hear about Eleanor. I have had the pleasure of being on the same bowling team as Eleanor. She was a really good bowler and I enjoyed her company. We shared lots of stories about our children and grand children. She was a special lady and we will miss her. Brenda Croft
LS

Lynn Sanderson

Posted at 07:05am
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Curtis and family during this difficult time. I am thankful to have spent many fun times with Eleanor at the bowling alleys over the years. She will be missed!
Lynn Sanderson
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