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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 31 March 2008, page R13
Title: ELEANOR BAINE (NEÉ LUCAS) (Death Notice)
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ELEANOR BAINE (NEÉ LUCAS) 1910 - 2008 Died peacefully one week short of her 98th birthday in her home in Toronto. Eleanor was the second daughter of Gavin Allen and Maude Lucas (neé Paton). She was educated at Toronto Teachers College and taught elementary school in Markham. Mother grew up in Lindsay spending summers at Sturgeon Point travelling there by boat before there was road access and enjoying life long friendships from those years. Later summers were spent on Tobacco Lake on Manitoulin Island which fostered friendships that have endured to this day. With her husband Jack she raised her family in Guelph and Toronto. Eleanor volunteered with the Red Cross during the war, was a member with the IODE, and was a longtime volunteer at the Wellesley Hospital where she produced many beautiful and coveted Teddy Bears for the shop. We feel extremely blessed to have had Mother in our lives for so long. She was a remarkable woman with an acute intelligence and an amazing vocabulary the result of doing the Globe and Mail Cryptic Crossword in ink for many years until a few weeks before her death. Her knowledge of the rules of grammar and punctuation were formidable. She always read the Globe and Mail and enjoyed discussing the issues of the day. Eleanor was predeceased by her devoted husband Captain John A. Baine (Jack) in 1996. Survived by her children Beverley Harrison, Barbara Hindson (Robert) and John Baine. She leaves three grandchildren Amy Golberg (Cam), Kiera Hindson and Robin Hindson and two great grandchildren Grace and Madison. Mother leaves behind many people who will miss her dearly as she was an inspiration and example to us all. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held in ROSEDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 129 Mount Pleasant Road (corner of South Drive) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 2pm. Reception will follow at the Church. Internment will take place later in the summer at Gordon Cemetery Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island. The family wishes to thank Caregivers Unlimited for their unfailing compassionate care of our Mother. They were always there when we needed them. We also wish to thank the Temmy Latner Center for Palliative Care Team of Mount Sinai Hospital. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Gore Bay Museum, Gore Bay, Ontario POP 1H0 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, PO Box 26323, Station BRM, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 4R1. Mother will be remembered with great affection and respect by all who knew her. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com.