Eleanor (nee Stout) Bolam

BOLAM, Eleanor (nee Stout)

Passed away peacefully October 29, 2005 at Nanaimo Hospital in the presence of her loving husband, Lloyd, with whom she had 61 happy

years, and her children.  Survived by her elder sister Audrey Molley of Vancouver. Eleanor was born 1926 in Nelson, B.C. to Arnold Stout

(from Kirkwall, Orkney Is.) and Daisy Stout (nee Skinner of Plymouth, England) but lived much of her early life variously in Vancouver,

Port Alberni and Prince Rupert and it was to Prince Rupert she returned after marriage where she owned and managed a small but popular

restaurant and subsequently a store specializing in baby and children apparel. After their union was blessed with a daughter, Sharon, and a

son, Lyle, the family moved to Vancouver then to it’s West End where Eleanor managed several hi-rise apartment blocks in partnership

with Lloyd. On taking early retirement Eleanor and Lloyd set off to adventure in their long, long trailer spending many happy years as

Snowbirds exploring throughout America. An accomplished organist Eleanor loved to play for Lloyd, herself and others, and her organ

travelled with them. Always outgoing and an excellent and graceful dancer, she and Lloyd made an elegant pair as they waltzed and

two-stepped wherever they went, making many friends on the way. Travelling done they lived in Port Moody, Burnaby developing many

friendships and finally moved to Parksville to be near their daughter and son. She enjoyed socializing at the Senior Centre, attending local

senior dances and travelling about the Island experiencing new sights and places. She was a very special lady who will be missed by all

who knew her. At her request no service and following cremation she will rest on the mountains she loved.


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