In Memory of




Obituary for Eleanor Devonport (Fisher)

"I have redeemed Thee, Thou art Mine"

It is with profound sadness that I announce that Eleanor died on July 17, 2022. Devoted wife to Bud (2005). Beloved mother to Peter (2016) and Nan. She leaves behind the Griffiths family and those whose lives she touched. Mom's grace, generosity, wit and intelligence both guided and enriched the lives of all who knew her. How lucky, how very lucky, we were to have loved and to have been loved by her.

She was born in the 'Berg' in Ottawa during the Depression. Those early years shaped her strong faith, devotion to family and work ethic.

At eighteen she worked at the British High Commission. After the war she married Bud and settled down to have a family. When Bud developed Parkinson's disease she became his caregiver.

Eleanor worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Mark Dover for 30 years. She was a calming influence to many worried patients. She competently juggled family and work responsibilities with poise and kindness. She never complained, a trait she carried all her life.

Cooking and baking were her passions, usually with a dog under foot. Countless recipes would be reviewed before the all important Sunday dinner. How she cherished that time together!

All things were done to the best of her ability and she encouraged others to do so as well.

Years of failing health after a hip fracture in 2010 brought many challenges. She became a frequent flyer to the ER and more than once stepped close to the Edge, however, Eleanor and God had other plans.

Dear Mom, you were my soulmate, mentor, travel companion and teacher. Your life was a blessing and I'm grateful to be your daughter.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer Society or the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated.

A private service will take place at a later date.




Special thanks to the following; Daniel Nassrallah who supported me through the journey of Long Term Care. Peter Morowitz our spiritual guide over many years, Joan Kingston for giving me a nursing perspective. Caregivers; Aycel, Adrianna, Karen and especially Lurdes.

I'm profoundly grateful to many others who assisted my mother during years of failing health. She will be remembered for her kind nature and concern for others.

Truly, Mom to all.

Nancy Devonport