Eleanor Meleck (nee Pasnak)
December 10, 1925 - August 3, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Meleck of Edmonton, our loving caring and dearest Mom, grandmother and great grandmother with Covid-19 at the age of 94. Mom will be loved and sadly missed forever by her two loving daughters Diane Burndred (Rick), Emily Clayton, 3 grandchildren Marcene Clayton Lebsack (Jeremy) Wade Clayton (Tracy) and Lori Burndred. Four great grandchildren Hannah Clayton Lebsack, Logan and Garrett Clayton and Aishlinn Burndred. A dear friend Robin Lakusta, two sister in-laws Vicky and Irene Pasnak, nieces, nephews and friends.
Eleanor was born on a farm at Holden Alberta, a town 65 miles east of Edmonton. She was the oldest of four children born to Nick and Mary Pasnak. In her earlier years she finished school and went to work in Edmonton. She worked at the Paris Café as a waitress and met a friend Nancy who also worked there. They decided to move to Vancouver and both were working at the Oxford Café, waitressing. One night at a dance she met Steve Meleck (originally from Winnipeg) who was in the Army stationed in Vancouver. They met in February and later that year were married October 20, 1944. When her husband was discharged from the Army they moved to a dairy farm north of Edmonton. They had three children. In 1956 they moved into the City of Edmonton where Mom worked at the Silk Hat Restaurant as a waitress which she loved and was there for many years until she retired in 1990. Mom was adored and loved by all her customers. Mom loved to cook, bake, and was the most immaculate house keeper. She thoroughly enjoyed yard work and caring for her flowers in the summer. She also enjoyed dancing, fishing, camping, playing bingo, cards and volunteering at the Church making cabbage rolls and pyrogies.
Eleanor was predeceased by her son Laurence in 1946 and her husband Steve in 1974. Her father Nick in1978, her sister Emily Tkaczyk and brother in law John Tkaczyk in 1979, her brother Benny in 1980, nephew Lawrence Pasnak in 1984, her brother Myron in Feb 1993 and her mother Mary in Sept 1993 and a very close and dear friend Bob Olson in Nov 2010 and her son-in-law Milton Carter Feb. 2020.
As per Eleanor’s wishes, cremation will take place and no formal service will be held or celebration of life.
Her family gives a heartfelt thank you to Dr. D Fields and express their sincere gratitude to all the amazing and wonderful staff on the third floor at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre that made the end of Mom’s journey with dementia easier.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Alzheimer Society 10531 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton AB T5H4K1 or the Cross Cancer Institute 11560 University Avenue Edmonton AB, T6G 1Z2.