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ELEANOR MARY JANE DINES (published on August 30, 2008)

ELEANOR MARY JANE DINES (nee SWAIL) With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, on August 26, 2008 at St. Boniface Hospital. She died peacefully with family by her side. Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted husband, Bob, of 54 years, her only daughter Cindy and husband Jack Goettler, and her grandchildren Emily and John. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her loving brother Jim Swail and wife Audrey, sister-in-law Bernice Swail and their families. Eleanor was predeceased by her father David Swail (1972), her mother Bessie (1985), sister Delores (1984), and her beloved big brother Bryan (2006). Eleanor faced a long and courageous battle with colon cancer for almost five years, aided by her indomitable spirit. She never gave up. As a young girl Eleanor spent many happy hours riding her horse and this began a life long deep and abiding love of animals. She fought to the end in large part because she did not want to leave behind her beloved dog Lily. Eleanor is now happily reunited with her other dogs Tootie, Muffy, and Dinah. Eleanor's other passion was the world of antiques. She was a devoted student and collector of American art glass. She was a long time member of The Manitoba Antique Association, serving as President for four years. She was also a member of The Wavecrest Collectors Club and the Mt. Washington And Pairpoint Glass Society. Although the last few months were an unbearable struggle for Eleanor her many loyal and devoted family members and friends eased her journey and gave her great joy. Throughout her life everyone was attracted by Eleanor's warmth, vivacity, quick intellect, frank honesty, generosity and her passionate nature and sentimental disposition. Words cannot express our appreciation for the kindness of the many doctors and nurses involved in her care. Very special thanks to Dr. Ian Maxwell, Dr. Chris Ogaranko, Dr. Don Sangster, and Dr. Garnet Crawford, as well as the oncology nurses Astrid, Bonnie, Eleanor, Jackie and Penny, and the palliative home care nurses Janet, Rachel, and Chris. We will miss her love and support. She will live in our hearts forever. See you over the rainbow . Cremation has taken place and a private family remembrance will be held. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, 5 Place Ville Marie, #1230, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2G2, or the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent Road, Winnipeg MB, R3A 1S1. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 783-7211 Send expressions of sympathy at

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