On January 10, 2017, Eleanor passed away peacefully at the Grey Nuns Hospital at the age of 86.
Eleanor will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 59 years, Dr. David Gilchrist–semicolon– her children, Alison (Paul) Whitty, James (Karen), Isobel Kippen and Fergus–semicolon– her grandchildren: Jennifer, Ryan, Neil and Stephanie Whitty–semicolon– Alexandra and Catherine Gilchrist–semicolon– Michael and Laura Kippen–semicolon– Caleb and Ashley Gilchrist.
Eleanor was born in Peshawar, British India, on January 2, 1931 to George and Constance Smart and was raised throughout India before moving to Hong Kong where she earned her Degree in Medicine. Relocating to England in 1955, she met David Gilchrist, her future husband and following their marriage in 1957, David and Eleanor moved initially to New Zealand and then settled in Edmonton in 1962.
Eleanor will be fondly remembered by her family and friends, and the family thanks the caring staff at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre as well as the staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital in her final days.
At Eleanor’s request, a private service will be held at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Gray House Guild, 5005-28 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6L 7G1.