ELEANOR MILDRED DAVIS (Polley)
20 Oct 1925 to 23 Aug 2012 (86yrs)
“How do you say goodbye to a person you have loved all your life”
Eleanor Mildred Polley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She met and married my dad, Earle Davis in June 1949 and had 2 children Cheryl in 1950 and Jacqueline in 1952.
She worked in the Maternity Dept of the Vancouver General Hospital until they saved up enough money to buy their first home in Richmond in 1959.
In 1966 she accepted a job as the Head Nurse of the Maternity ward at the Richmond General Hospital and worked there until 1976.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Jacqueline in 1982 and her husband in 2007.
My mother never lost her sense of humor and always had a smile on her face. She loved to watch sports and was a huge Vancouver canucks and BC Lions fan. One of her favorite things to do was take her family out for supper. She said it was because they made her laugh.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Paris(Davis), grandchildren Jennifer James(Paris) (Peter Aucoin), Allison Paris (Jeff Reed), Trevor Paris (Sarah), Andrew Paris (Dana), great grandchildren, Zavin & River Aucoin, Taylor Millyard, Vann & Noah Paris and Kubrick Reed.
The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Heron Grove care facility staff for taking such good care of Eleanor. You are the best!! Thank you to Dr. Jeanette Henley for her ongoing care. Thank you to the Emergency and ICU staff, for the quick and efficient action taken when she first came into hospital. Thank you to Dr. Van Zyl, Dr. Crowley, Dr. Naude, Dr. DeBeer and Dr. Hayward for caring for her in the hospital. A very special thank you to the 2 East staff for being so thoughtful and considerate of my Mother’s needs.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to the Diabetic Daycare Dept of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
There will be a celebration of Eleanor’s life on Oct 7, 2pm – 4pm at Heron Grove Care facility, 2nd floor, 4900 – 20th St, Vernon. BC.