Elinor Anne Curran

Elinor Anne Curran (nee Cole) of Hanover, passed away at the age of 82 in her characteristic forthright style and manner at Hanover and District Hospital, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Forever loved and missed by the love of her life, best friend and dancing partner, husband James "Jim" Curran of Hanover ON. Left with memories of love and laughter, her son Andrew (Christine) of Guelph and her daughter Heather of Kitchener; grandchildren Patrick (Jenna), Kathleen and Matthew; beloved brother Robert (Bob) Cole of St. John's; and sister in law Maureen Wilson of Hanover. 

Her extensive family of “wee ones,” nieces and nephews, remember her in appreciation for how she remained in touch and kept the memory of their parents alive with her funny stories: Robert, Diane, Anita, Marina, Peter, Janet, Bob, Jill, Christian, Hilary, Megan, Robbie. Many more great nieces and nephews and their children will remember Auntie Elinor as one who knit fabulous blankets, sweaters and hats with love.

Predeceased by her parents, John "Jack" and Florence (Voisey) Cole; brothers Kitchener, Cecil & Edgar Wiseman (Betty); and sisters Helen Noseworthy (Bill), Louise "Lulu" Ringman (Ed); and Olive Andrews (Cliff) of St. John’s NL.

Born in St. John's NL on March 4, 1938, Elinor and Jim met there, marrying on Dec 31, 1960 – and were just shy of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Following his work with Marconi and Company, they moved to and started a family in Montreal, eventually settling in Hanover in 1972 where Jim worked with Telesat Canada until his retirement. Elinor worked at the Royal Bank and is fondly remembered by the many customers she served. They built a life of happy memories both in Hanover and at their winter home in Country Park, Clearwater FL.

All those she encountered knew her as a kind, generous and hospitable soul; spirited and joyful; embracing humour at the best and worst of times; and industriously interested in all that life had to offer. She was quick to offer a pot of soup or home-baked goods to friends and neighbours in need or simply as a token of her friendship. And, she would NEVER go past the Salvation Army Kettles without making a donation. This is the legacy of Elinor.

To honour her wishes, there is no visitation or service; cremation has occurred and her remains will be returned to St. John’s where a family celebration of life will occur.

Special thanks for the wonderful care and gentle kindness from the medical teams at Hanover and District Hospital and at Care Partners.  Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation are appreciated.