Passed peacefully away at home on December 28 following a very brief illness, Eloise Martin of Clarenville, NL. Eloise was predeceased by her husband George of 62 years, as well as her parents Annie and Martin Feltham of Broad Cove, Conception Bay, and her sisters and their husbands Myrtle King (Bill) and Bessie Thistle (George).
Leaving to cherish her life and memory are her son Paul (Robin), daughter Denise, adored grandchildren Andrew (Emilie), Matt (Kathryn), Erin (JR), Gillian, many nieces and nephews, as well as a treasured circle of extended family and friends, including life-long special friend Sadie Thistle.
Eloise was born and raised in Broad Cove, Conception Bay and often related stories of life and times in those early days, recalling all names and events with a memory sharper than any tack. Eloise dearly loved music and wherever she and George were living, she was involved with choirs and singing. After settling in Clarenville, Eloise directed the church Junior Choir for many years and became a member of the Senior Choir where she remained for decades, along with involvement in community choirs. Eloise’s church life was very important to her and her involvement with the UCW was one of the highlights. Eloise was active with much volunteer/community work and family life, but could always find time for a hand of cards – 120s being her favourite.
In later years Eloise delighted in the annual summer homecoming of family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and when everyone would gather together, life was grand. Extended family and friends also often came to visit, chatting and laughing over tea and some of Eloise’s famous baked goodies outside on the back deck or around the kitchen table. Eloise blessed us all with her long life and her kind nurturing spirit.
In view of the current public health situation, a celebration of Eloise’s life will take place in Summer 2022, with details to be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
For those who wish, donations in Eloise’s memory may be made to the Shoal Harbour United Church Cemetery Fund, Shoal Harbour United Church, 6 Huntley Dr, Clarenville, NL A5A 4K1.
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Verna & Elsie Duffitt saysDecember 30, 2021 at 11:40 am
So many sweet memories of Mrs Martin as I grew up within the Shoal Hr United Church family. Listening to her sing was always a highlight of the service. Mom and I send out deepest condolences and our love to Denise & Paul.
Sandra & Roy Fisher saysDecember 30, 2021 at 11:41 am
Sincere condolences to you, Denise, Paul and all the family. Eloise was always such a lovely lady. Thinking of all the family as you mourn her loss.
Paulette & Leon Porter saysDecember 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
Bev Thistle Strong saysDecember 30, 2021 at 12:59 pm
Paul and Denise , sending condolences to you and yours. I remember your mom with fondness and wonderful memories.
Faye (Andrews) and Gord (Frost) saysDecember 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm
A lovely lady. She and George were with friends with my mom and dad, visiting and playing cards. Our condolences to Denise, Paul and family. Sadly some things must end.
Brian and Cheryl saysDecember 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm
Both of your parents were a blessing to our world. It is now a little sadder place without them. Our condolences.
Marlene (Dalton) Brinston saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:16 pm
I have such fond memories of Mrs. Martin conducting the junior choir in Shoal Harbour and both Mr. & Mrs. Martin were good friends of my parents. Sincere condolences to Paul, Denise & family.
Reta Dalton saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Sincere condolences to you Denise, Paul and family. She was a beautiful lady and I’m sure she will be missed. Hugs to you.
Audra Strong saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:34 pm
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Martin’s passing. She was the sweetest lady and a beautiful friend to my mom ( Ruby Clench). RIP Mrs. Martin. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Adrienne King saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm
My deepest sympathies to you, Denise, and Paul, and family. Aunt Eloise was such a sweet person. I can’t think of a happier place than sitting in her kitchen with a pot of tea.
Kathy and Albert Benoit saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm
Denise and Paul, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Martin’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Donna Vaters Pilot saysDecember 30, 2021 at 6:35 pm
Paul & Denise
Sorry for the loss of your dear Mom, she was a great neighbour when we lived on Leslie St & faithfully kept in touch every Christmas after we left Clarenville.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Pastor Nath Vaters
Donna Vaters Pilot
Carleton Place, Ont.
Herb& Lorraine. Goldsworthy saysDecember 30, 2021 at 7:31 pm
Condolences to the Family.
Marilyn Cooke saysDecember 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm
Keith and I extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear mother.
Wendy Lowden saysDecember 30, 2021 at 9:33 pm
Oh my I am SO sorry to hear this news! I will always remember my visits to see Eloise and the lovely chats we had….and the many laughs. She was always welcoming, always caring and always interested in what was happening at the church. She and Denise helped with music selections and she loved to be involved. More than anything though, I remember her as a woman of Grace who loved her family deeply and did not take their love for granted….she knew how precious it was. She was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed. Denise, I have no words that will heal, but I can tell you my heart is full and is with you right now. God Bless you Eloise.
Cathy Robinson saysDecember 30, 2021 at 9:57 pm
Denise and Paul, you’ve certainly hit the nail on the head when you said, “Eloise blessed us all with her long life and her kind nurturing spirit.” She was a bright light in this world and she and your dad were one amazing couple. They will be remembered fondly by thousands of people. So glad you were able to spend to much time with her in her twilight years of life. I know your hearts are aching but rest assured, she has gone on to her reward. Thinking of you all at this time of great sorrow and loss.
Cathy (Wheeler) Robinson
Lois Burton saysDecember 31, 2021 at 3:21 am
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. When I think of her, I see her in the front of the church, hands clasped as she sang her heart out. A lovely lady, a life well lived!
Betty & Warren Cole saysDecember 31, 2021 at 5:23 pm
Sincere condolences to Denise, Paul and the whole family. You are fortunate to have had your Mom and grandmother for these so many years. We’re sure you have many wonderful memories to help in the days and years ahead.
Vincent Abbott saysDecember 31, 2021 at 9:22 am
So sorry to hear of Eloise’s passing. Condolences to the family. I have fond memories of her from when I lived in Shoal Harbour. A beautiful lady.
Madonna saysDecember 31, 2021 at 11:41 am
Sorry to hear of your moms passing, both her and your father were great friends to my mother and our family, she will be missed❤️
Marcella. Hopkins saysDecember 31, 2021 at 8:56 pm
Sending our condolence to you at the lost of you Mother. Treasure your memories,
Good Bless you these days.
Marcella &William Hopkins. ( Majors). St. John’s NL
Ruby Eloise saysJanuary 1, 2022 at 12:37 am
Our Mothers shared a friendship that endured many years. They grew up as little girls together in Broad Cove. Despite the paths that their lives took them, they remained friends, truly joined at the hearts. This is such a rare Blessing. I have always been so touched that my Mom choice Eloise to be my middle name. It is such an honour to be part of that wonderful friendship. Rest in Peace Eloise.
Trudy Skiffington and Ivan and Glenda Penney saysJanuary 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Jim & Michelle Hughes saysJanuary 2, 2022 at 8:28 am
Denise and family, we were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Myself and Jim send you our deepest condolences.
Paul and Marilyn Butt saysJanuary 2, 2022 at 9:24 am
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Bob Chafe and Family saysJanuary 4, 2022 at 6:21 am
To Paul, Denise and Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our sincerest of condolences and we pray that the love of your Family and Friends and the many fond memories help you all through this most difficult of times.
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