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Born: Jun 10, 1950

Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2019

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In the wee hours of September 5, Eleanor's fight with cancer ended in dignity and peace. Eleanor had maintained a positive attitude and battled valiantly - never loosing hope.
Eleanor is the third born of George and Mary (Anseeuw) Taillieu having entered the world on June 10, 1950. Big brother Lawrence and sister Marlene were there welcoming her. Rounding out the family were sisters, Dorene and Diana. Eleanor met her husband with a little help from her mother at her second home, the Belgian Club. Eric and Eleanor were married April 16, 1983.
Eleanor completed her Business Commercial course at St. Mary's Academy and worked many years in the grain and oil industry, reluctantly retiring in 2016 from Tundra Oil and Gas.
Her passions were cards (canasta and Bien), bowling - both 10 pin and Belgian, archery, a little VLT/bingo action and being an armchair viewer watching sports - just like her dad. Eleanor strongly believed if you belonged to an organization then you were to be an active participant in making it a success. To this end, Eleanor served on the board and committees of the Belgian Club, St. Sebastianette Archery Club and the Manitoba 10 Pin and the Nairn 10 Pin Associations.
Eleanor is survived by her stepchildren, Pamela and Bradley and her grandson Finn, who was the apple of her eye. Also leaving to remember her are sisters, Marlene Lodge (Mike), Dorene Rosmus (Jerry) and Diana Noble (Barry), brother-in-law Ken (Carol) and sisters-in-law, Janice and Cheryl. She had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who will miss her deeply. Eleanor loved to be part of family celebrations and seldom would miss. She was predeceased by her husband Eric, parents, George and Mary Taillieu, brother Lawrence, brother-in-law Gerry Bavington, as well as parents-in-law, Harry and Marge.
Many thanks to all who supported Eleanor in her journey as she battled the cancer. To her family and friends who visited and made her laugh and to the health care workers at CancerCare, Deer Lodge Centre and the Grace Hospital, your support and love did not go unnoticed.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernadette's Parish, 820 Cottonwood in Windsor Park on Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Phil Daley officiating. Lunch and reminiscing to follow at the Belgian Club, 407 Provencher. Private interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 07, 2019

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Eleanor & I worked together at P & H many years ago. We enjoyed going to the bar on Friday night drinking beer and lots of laughs. We also travelled a bit and always had a good time. Whenever I called her when she was in the hospital, she would always say how tired she was. Well now Eleanor you can have a good sleep and I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying a beer! - Posted by: Sherril Douglas (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to Eleanor's family. We bowled on the same team at Chateau lanes for many years. She was a very nice lady and was truly devoted to helping out with the various responsibilities for the bowling league. She will be greatly missed. Augie Cabral - Posted by: Agostinho Cabral (Friend from Bowling) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Eleanor's family especially to Pam and Brad. Diana let us know of Eleanor's fight with cancer and how she positively approached every challenge. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg, Ramona, Matthew and Sarah Grace Bavington - Posted by: Greg and Ramona Bavington (Relatives to Diana Noble) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Just thinking about how Eleanor and Eric Young impacted my life, brings to mind an acronym that clearly explains why they did? Before I do though both contributed to the Bowling community that has not gone unnoticed by many! There contribution will live on for many years to come? One may ask what is this contribution they both contributed? Well I can say it in two words maybe three! They Engaged and Empowered their community and especially the Youth. It's amazing when our Creator GOD brings into our lives people and uses them to build us up! In my case both of them did and they leave here their imprint into the fabric of our community. AWESOME couple! You are a few of our bowling pillars. Thank You EEY for Engaging and Empowering our community and especially our Youth Your Friend Steve - Posted by: Steve Richard (Nairn 10 pin Thursday Night Mix League ) on: Sep 08, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to Pam and Brad and Eleanor's other family. So sorry to read that she has passed. - Posted by: Sheila Robb (Former neighbour) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • No one in my memory volunteered more for ten pin bowling than Eric and Eleanor. I know the leagues and tournaments in heaven will be run well with those 2 at the helm. RIP - Posted by: Marion Marko (Bowling friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • For those who never met Eleanor, that is a missed opportunity. She was very much an outgoing person who embraced her uniqueness and inspired people to do what is important for them. I did not know Eleanor well, but something tells me that nothing would keep her down, always in motion. It felt as if it was important for her to experience every day to it fullest. She emboldened connecting with people and trying new & diverse things. She never fit the mold, but wasn’t meant to; lived on her terms with great dignity and courage. We all have great capacity to be teachers in our lives in the way we live…. I can tell you she has enlightened me. I greatly admire how she was so involved with so much. Heaven is going to have their hands full for awhile....she was a fun spirit. - Posted by: Robert Fairbairn (Colleague) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • I remember Eleanor & all the rest of the Taillieu family from attending together Loundon School in Charleswood many years ago. Also the many birthday parties held in the Taillieu home. Such great times we all had. Even though I hadn’t seen Eleanor in many years I cherish all the good times we had together. Sending sincere condolences to all the family. June Francis (Waters) - Posted by: June Francis (Waters) (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Rest in peace. - Posted by: Addy Armstrong (Bowling friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

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