OBITUARY

Eleanor Jane Beecroft

September 16, 1932October 11, 2021

Eleanor Jane Beecroft, age 89, of Toronto, Ontario passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Eleanor was born September 16, 1932.

A memorial service for Eleanor will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes, 520 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON M4X1K8.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rosar-morrison.com for the Beecroft family.

Services

23 October

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes

520 Sherbourne St.
Toronto, ON M4X1K8

Memories

Eleanor Jane Beecroft

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Rob Leverty

October 15, 2021

On behalf of The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) and its grassroots membership across Ontario, I send our deepest condolences to Jane's family, her colleagues and friends. We have all lost a fearless and relentless heritage Champion. The OHS proudly salutes a Life Member and dedicated donor to the Society's Cemetery Defence Fund. Jane passionately supported the OHS when it appealed on numerous occasions to Provincial Tribunals the Government of Ontario's Orders that it was somehow in the "public interest" to dig up and move cemeteries and sacred burial grounds for real estate development. She pushed us all to stand up and fight and never be complacent. The OHS awarded her a History of Ontario's Peoples grant to develop and display the history of the Irish in Toronto. Founding President of the Community History Project, “Tollkeeper’s Cottage Museum” in Toronto, which OHS incorporated on June 12, 1987. See attached article and photo. I shall never forget in 1989 Jane driving me out in her ancient van packed to the brim with books that OHS was donating to the new library at the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Jane taught by endless examples and through her smiling generosity. We fondly remember you Jane and will not forget. In fact, how could you ever possibly forget Jane! Rob Leverty, Executive Director

Norie Jacobs

October 13, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed sharing time with Jane... so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and supportive. Being in her presence was like having access to a wealth of information and ideas. And, she was also a genuinely nice, kind, and caring person.

May she be remembered with kindness and respect for all that she endeavoured to do with an unsurpassed passion...

Edith George

October 13, 2021

I met Jane many years ago re my concern of our natural heritage which includes trees.

She became my mentor and taught me the issues regarding government policies.

I never forgot the time she spent with me. I always had my listening ears on when I was in her company.

Edith George