Eleanor Mae Powell
1941 - 2023
Eleanor Mae Powell
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday September 9, 2023
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
Cape Broyle Church, Cape Broyle, Newfoundland
Burial Information
Burial Date
September 9, 2023
Burial Location
Aquaforte Cemetery
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society
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Eleanor Mae Powell – 82, Greenfield, NS, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Monday evening, August 28, 2023, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Aquaforte, Newfoundland and Labrador, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Morris) Croft.

Eleanor lived in Cape Broyle until her children were teenagers and then moved to Goose Bay where she taught hairdressing and eventually became the Principal of the Goose Bay Campus of the College of the North Atlantic. She also taught in Seal Cove and Grand Falls to name a few. She spent a number of years in Windsor, Ontario, where she was in charge of St. John’s Ambulance programs.

She enjoyed wintering in Florida, walking her dogs, running, volleyball and a good game of cards with a drink of whiskey. Above all, she was a true family woman who loved her family and friends dearly; she loved to laugh and entertain, and her abilities around the kitchen will be missed, especially her cod au gratin.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, John, a.k.a. Sandy; children, Myles Hayden, Airdrie, Alberta; Wanda (Ian) Boocock, Shubenacadie East; Katrina (Mike) Ingram, Richmond, UK; Louise (Mike) McCarthy, Ottawa, Ontario; grandchildren, Shannon (Mike), David (Chelsea), Karl (Alannah), Devon, Ethan, Charlotte, Megan; great grandchildren, Remi, Bria, Jonny, Josie; sister, Esther (Richard) Barrett, St. John’s, Newfoundland; and many other nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Jean (David) Payne, Madonna (Mick) Dalton; brother, George (Marg) Croft.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023 in Cape Broyle Church, Newfoundland, followed by interment in the Aquaforte Cemetery, with a reception to follow. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Public messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Eleanor’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


Eleanor Mae Powell