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Eleanor Flora Sedgwick (Nixon)

Born April 6, 1934 – died Sept 25, 2021


Peacefully on Saturday Sept 25th, 2021 Eleanor, our Mom, passed away surrounded by family.

Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Gerry, in 2010 after 56 years of marriage. Mom truly missed Dad’s companionship over the last 11 years.

Mom was born at the farm 1934. The farm was about 5 miles from Wapella, Saskatchewan. She was the fourth of six children born to Flora and Alvin Nixon. Sadly, all of her siblings died before her.  

Mom, Dad and family moved to multiple cities related to Dad’s work in the automotive industry. The final move was to Kenora. Mom and Dad had a brief retirement in their mid forties after selling H&S Supply (wholesale automotive business). They then dove into the building and ownership of Kee-West Motel and Restaurant. They ran this business until they retired in their mid 60s. They enjoyed their many winters in Texas and summers at their Beauty Bay Cottage.

Mom is lovingly remembered by her 4 children. Glenn (Jeanette); Barb (Don) Pernsky; Susan (Jerry) Wiebe and Gale (Ken) Markham. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren – Jason, Matt; Elizabeth, Jordan and Julie; Jennifer, Josalyn and Tanya; Tyler, Bailey, Joey and Mitch.

Our family continues to grow and Mom experienced much joy with the arrival of her 11 great grandchildren!

Mom so loved all her large extended family, nephews and nieces. She had so many laughs and loving memories of the family reunions. Mom really missed sharing stories and the companionship with her siblings.

Mom had always excelled at cooking, baking and feeding people. She was famous for her homemade breads, buns and pies. In her younger years, she would arrive home with 1st place ribbons from the Kenora Agricultural Fair for her homemade buns!

Mom was an active member in the Kenora community. She loved curling; she was a past President of the Kenora Ladies Curling Club. She golfed, loved fishing and playing card games. She also loved a social beer and a cigarette. Mom was always active at the Knox United Church. In our youth, she taught Sunday school and was active in Girl Guides.

The family wish to thank all the health care providers at Pinecrest for the fun interactions and loving care to Mom. Special thanks to Dr. Shannon Wiebe and Mike Limerick NP for their expertise.

We can not thank Bailey (her grand-daughter) enough for all the extra attention she gave Mom. Bailey was the highlight to Mom’s day!

Mom had a wonderful life – full of travel, adventure, joy and of course like all of us, she experienced grief and loss. She found peace in simple pleasures- hummingbirds, her gardens, reading the newspaper, watching sports especially the Yankee Baseball (her favorite was Derek Jeter!); she made life long friends with her neighbors.  Thanks to all who brought her joy in her life journey.

Sadly due to covid restrictions, there will only be a private family service.

There will be livestream of the service   on Thursday Sept 30th at 2 pm.

 If you so desire, donations can be made to Pinecrest Home for the Aged.

Here is the livestream link to the service: 

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