BELANGER, Elenora Irene

(nee Johnson)

September 15, 1923 – January 14, 2013

Elenora Irene (Una), beloved wife of Elie Belanger of Calgary, passed away on Monday January 14, 2013 at the age of 89 years.

Elenora was born September 15, 1923 in Ridgedale, SK. She lived in several places in B.C. including Hope, Revelstoke, Golden, Tappen, Duncan, Youbou and Vernon before settling in Calgary, AB. After her marriage to Elie she worked for the forestry planting trees and worked at the Besbourgh Hotel in Saskatoon. Later in her marriage she concentrated on being a housewife and a mother.

She was a devoted Lutheran, who loved roses, skiing, square dancing, fishing and playing musical instruments; she was known to play the piano, accordion and steel guitar; Daniel O’Donnell was her favorite singer. She was the best hunter and fisherwoman known to her family, managing to catch an eight foot Marlin on one of her trips to Mexico. She will be forever remembered saying “You better believe it!”

Besides her loving husband Elie, Elenora is survived by her daughters; Lonney (Dan) Nylen of Airdrie, Charlene (Pat) Arisman of Calgary; grandchildren Carrie Nylen (Gordon Hicks), Ryan Smith (Chantal McKenzie), and Nathan Smith (Jill Smith); great grandchildren Mathew Sherwood, Jayden Sherwood, Colton Sherwood, Owen Bleunt Smith and Emma Cherlyn Smith and Olivia Elenora Smith. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws Mary Standford and Leona Belanger. Elenora was predeceased by her siblings Goldie Bauder, Orda Rolls, Vernon Johnson, Harry Knutson and Lawrence Knutson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Armstrong-Enderby Funeral Home in Armstrong B.C., on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Elenora Belanger, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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