Eleanor Florence Currie

April 3, 1942September 10, 2013

Eleanor Florence Currie Sydney

Family and friends of Eleanor Currie are saddened by her passing on September 10, 2013.

Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (MacPhee) Currie.

She was a graduate of Nova Scotia’s Teachers College and taught school in Sydney Mines before deciding to stay at home to raise her three children. These were noted to be the happiest days in her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Harron (Steve), Michaela and Katie; Valerie Dolhanty (Curtis), Olivia; her son Brian Purchase (Allison), Julia and Maddie. She is mourned by her brothers, John Currie (Kate), Dougall Currie (Bev), Bernard Currie (Patricia) and her sister Sharon O’Neill (Alex).

She is predeceased by her brother Liam Currie and her sister Claire Currie.

She would like to express her sincere gratitude to Dr. Khodad, Dr. Ritter and their wonderful staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Center. The family would also like to thank Palliative Care and VON for their tremendous support.

Cremation has taken place at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel by her request. There will be no visitation or memorial service. Private burial will take place at a later date.

Donations in her name can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Center, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 45 Weatherbee Road - Suite 209, Sydney, NS B1M 0A1 Online condolences to


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September 18, 2013

To all Eleanor's family:
So sorry for your loss. Francis & I knew your Mom from the Day's Inn Health Club. She was a wonderful person and a lot of fun to be around.
--Francis & Bonnie Boudreau

Norma Mac Dougall

September 14, 2013

Brian,Valerie, Paula and Families I am so sorry to hear of your Loss may you always know that your Mom loved you all so very much. May God watch over you always.My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time God Bless hugssssssssss.

Norma Mac Dougall

September 13, 2013

Brian and Family: our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . Connie and Doug Johnston.

September 12, 2013

Eleanor was an inspiration to me over the years. A great lady she shared selflessly her wisdom, her joyful spirit and her passion for life. Many a trails we hiked together, sharing the awesome scenery of the highlands, our struggles and our joys.She had a unique gift of finding the sunshine on the darkest of days. May her spirit soar. My sympathies to the family.
Yvette Devoe

September 12, 2013

Our most sincere sympathies at this most difficult time .May she rest in peace.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time.
Cyril & Bernice Hatcher