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Eleanor Townsend
1922 - 2018


Mrs. Eleanor Townsend, beloved wife of the late Mr. Larry Townsend, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the age of 95 years. She was instrumental in establishing Hatterland Children’s Theatre and was an Honourary Life Member.  On November 21, 1981, Eleanor was also presented with an Honourary Life Membership with Medicine Hat Musical Theatre.  In 1986, she was recognized by  Medicine Hat School District No. 76 as one of their honoured teachers, “A Century Of Quality Education”. Eleanor loved Christmas, singing, dancing, acting, reading, cats and was a faithful, long time member of the Westminster Choir. Left to cherish Eleanor’s memory is her grandson, Don Cowan as well as numerous extended family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Townsend and her daughter, Lyn (Newton) Cowan. The celebration of Eleanor’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Eleanor’s name may be made directly to Westminster United Church, 101 - 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1G7 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta,  T1A 8E8.