Eleanor Chase

May 18, 2020


CHASE, Eleanor

Eleanor Boyd Chase (nee Mawhinney) was born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland on September 7, 1936. Eleanor immigrated to Canada in May of 1956 at the request of her pen pal and future husband Bob. After their marriage on December 22, 1956, Eleanor started work at the Royal Bank of Canada as a clerk and it was during this time they welcomed their daughters Donna and Heather. After Heather’s birth Eleanor went to work as an admitting clerk at St. Paul’s Hospital. She had a successful career and retired as the Director of Admitting in 1996.

Eleanor loved her family and the many friends she made throughout the years. She had many stories to tell and a great sense of humor. She will be missed but her legacy lives on.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Bob Chase. She is survived by her two daughters: Donna (Ken) Sikorski and Heather (Dale) Panchuk; five grandchildren: Kristopher (Jennifer) Sikorski, Kelly (Janine) Sikorski, Jared (Becky) Panchuk, Jeremy (Cecile) Panchuk, and Noelle (Stuart) Kolla; and blessed with eight great-grandchildren: Desirae Sikorski, Chase, Cohen, Kiera, Kelsea Sikorski, Jamison Panchuk, Ben and Emily Kolla.

On May 18, 2020, Eleanor, the wild Irish rose left this world to return to the waiting arms of her husband Bob. Eleanor leaves these parting words:


When tomorrow starts without me

And I’m not here to see

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

Are filled with tears for me


I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

The way you did today

While thinking of the many things

We didn’t get to say


I know how much you love me

As much as I love you

And each time you think of me

I know you’ll miss me too


But when tomorrow starts without me

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name

And took me by the hand


And said my place was ready

In Heaven far above

And that I’d have to leave behind

All those I dearly love


But when I walked through Heaven’s gate

I felt so much at home

When God looked down and smiled at me

From His great golden throne


He said this is eternity

And all I promised you

Today your life on earth is past

But here it starts anew


I promise no tomorrow

For today will always last

And since each day’s the same way

There’s no longing for the past


So when tomorrow starts without me

Don’t think we’re far apart

For every time you think of me

I’m right here in your heart


Until we meet again, we love you Nana.

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