Eleanor N. Kearney
She has lived in Beechwood for most of her life. She loved telling stories of her youth with her mother and her brothers whom she loved dearly. Even in her later years she would tell stories of her young years living beside Maskell Brook. She said that like most people of those days , they never had a lot to eat, regularly stepped onto a cold floor on the winter mornings but nobody seemed to ever complain. When she finished high school in Bath , she taught school for a little while up in the Kilburn area. She even got a job in Deer Island cleaning fish with her sisters in law.
She fell in love and married Frank Kearney on April 19,1947. Their only daughter, Terri was born on Jan 15th, 1953. Anybody that ever met Terri will know what we mean when we say that She and her mother were a very special team . Terri never married and she and Eleanor lived together in the family home until Terri’s passing. Frank and Eleanor built a home in Beechwood up beside Franks brother, Holland in 1961. That is where Eleanor lived until she went to the manor in September of 2021.
Her mother , Gussie , moved in with them shortly after and that became the meeting place for all her brothers and uncles and aunts and cousins over the years. Everyone was welcome and everyone was fed very well.
Eleanor is survived by her sister in law, Edith Hillman of Woodstock, ON as well and many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Gussie (Broad) Maskell, her husband Frank , her daughter Terri, and her brothers Howard, Percy, Ted and her youngest brother Charles.
There will be a funeral service at the Beechwood Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Dan Ryan will officiate. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Beecwood Baptist Church FaceBook Page. The interment service will be held in the Wharton Cemetery, Upper Kent. For those who wish donations made to the Beechwood Baptist Church or the Wharton Cemetery would be appreciated.
L.R. Giberson Funeral Directors are entrusted with the arrangements. www.gibersonfuneraldirectors.ca (506) 392-1115
Sunday, August 7, 2022