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ELINOR MOEN (WALKER)  Obituary pic


Born: Sep 25, 1918

Date of Passing: Aug 26, 2018

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ELINOR MOEN (nee WALKER) September 25, 1918 August 26, 2018 After living an incredible life of almost 100 years of dignity, strength, grace and tremendous love of her family, our beloved Mom and Grandmother passed away peacefully at Concordia Place Personal Care Home on August 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. Elinor was born on September 25, 1918 and spent her formative years on a farm near Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Upon completing High School in Kamsack, she came to Winnipeg to attend Teacher's Normal School. She taught school over a span of 33 years in the Dover and Ainse School Districts with the last 18 years in Frontenac School in St. Boniface being one of the first Resource Teachers in the School Division. She retired in 1978. Elinor leaves behind a legacy to carry on her spirit and strength in her daughters, Audrey Shmigelsky (Robert) and Lenore Diduch, as well as six grandchildren, Lorie Shmigelsky (Denis Desautels), Lynda Rehberg (Harry), Janet Krilyk (Jamie), Jaylene Schroeder (Bruce), Rod Diduch (Charlynne), Lisa Nagtegaal (Beshier), 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally. She is predeceased by her husband, Harry, (1971); parents, Melvin and Bessie Walker; brothers, Harvey (Vernice) and Ken (Alice) and son-in-law Gary Diduch. The void left in our lives by Mom's passing will never be filled, but we are so thankful and happy to have had such a caring and wonderful Mom. Our dearest Mom, farewell, rest in peace, we all love you. Sincere thanks to the nurses, caregivers and many volunteers, as well as Chaplain Gerry Derksen at Concordia Place for the excellent care Mom received over the last five years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB (204) 338 0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 29, 2018

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Mes Moen was definitley one of the biggest influences in my young life and I have never forgotten her. She was my grade three teacher at Frontenac school in the early sixties. She would read us the most amazing books and leave us hanging for the next instalment! I still remember those adventure stories so clearly because she really took care to keep us interested. I had a memory recently of her bundling me up in a very thin yellow coat and saying “ Is this the only coat you have? You’ll freeze to death!” As she had to send me home in a real blizzard. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I connected that memory with the wonderful brand new wool plaid coat with the fleece lining that my parents bought me. Being from a large family I was so used to hand me downs that I was shocked to get such a lovely warm winter coat. I just confirmed with an elder sister today that indeed, Mrs. Moen had phoned my parents about the coat I was wearing. Reliving that old memory made me check to see if she was still alive to thank. I am doing that here. Such wonderful memories of such a fine person. So sorry I left this attempt to find her and thank her too late. - Posted by: Christine Marie Hawkes (Student) on: Jun 21, 2022

  • With great sadness I offer my condolences. I am truly honored and blessed to have known Elinor. I will never forget her kindness, smile and warm heart. I will always remember the times we spent together and all the times we laughed together, rest in peace my friend. With love Hazel - Posted by: Hazel ((Hca)) on: Sep 06, 2018

  • My condolences go out to your family. I am truly blessed to have known Eleanor and her family. There are so many times where we would just sit and talk about her life. Always smiling and laughing. I will always hold her within my heart and mind. - Posted by: David ((Hca)) on: Sep 02, 2018

  • We enjoyed your company, and were looking forward to celebrating your 100th birthday. We will miss you. - Posted by: SOPHIA, EVELYN AND JANA - FROM CONCORDIA PLACE (FRIENDS from the 4th Floor) on: Aug 29, 2018

  • Elinor Moen was such an incredible woman who I had the pleasure of spending 4 years with. She ALWAYS had a smile on her face and always made visitors feel welcome. I would bring her hot chocolate each evening I worked with her and she was always so appreciative. She will definitely be missed. - Posted by: Jeffrey (Nurse) on: Aug 29, 2018

  • My memories of Mrs. Moen are being one of her students at Dover school and recall the wonderful potato salad she would bring in a jar for lunch and if one of us students forgot to bring a lunch she would always share some of her salad. I remember the Christmas concerts that we had and she worked so hard with us to make the event right. My sincere condolences to all her family and may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Janet Dusolt (Tysoski) (former student) on: Aug 29, 2018

  • This is my very first teacher 1957, I often thought of this magnificent lady. The family is in my thoughts at this difficult time. She would have remembered my dad who also has passed on May 6th at the age of 98. I was very young but still remember this wonderful lady. Memories will be the greatest for the family, as I have experiences in the last few years. - Posted by: Mavis (Aarhus) Druzyk (Student in Dover) on: Aug 29, 2018

  • Just heard of Auntie Eleanor's passing! Sad day....she was an amazing lady and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of her family and friends. Darren Cindy Alex and Brooklyn Storozuk - Posted by: Darren storozuk (Great nephew) on: Aug 29, 2018

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