Eleanor Maud Foster (nee Kennedy)
Passed on: December 3rd, 2012
Born January 14, 1931 at Ahoghill, Northern Ireland. After a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Maud passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2012, at home in the presence of her loving husband, family, and devoted care givers. Predeceased by parents: Margaret and Robert Kennedy; sister May Weatherup; and brothers: David, James and Roy Kennedy. Survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Matthew. “Putty,” is mourned and missed by sisters: Margaret Lorimer (N. Ireland) and Barbara Creswell (England) and numerous relatives in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. Also, survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Boddie (Foster) and Dr. Charles Boddie, and family. Sadly missed by son, Robert Foster, spouse Rhonda Kennedy and step-daughters: Jennifer Kennedy-Fleming, Tara Kennedy-Sharpe, and step-son Paul Sharpe. Treasured and loving “wee Mummy” of Heather Foster and partner John O’Grady. “Gran Extraordinaire” to Leigh Foster and Amanda Cyr. Second Mum to Paula Foster and husband Rick Fisher. Maud was a wonderful teacher. She started her NL. Teaching career at Bishop Spencer in 1953, and subsequently taught grade four at Brinton Memorial for twenty-five years. Many pupils have returned to thank her over the years for their fond memories of grade four. Maud was a fun-loving, very hard-working little dynamo. It was hard to keep up with the rapid pace she set. She will be remembered for her great kindness and helpfulness to so many people. She adopted and helped every needy, elderly person she met. Her gardening skills and beautiful garden are legendary, as was her love of berry picking and baking. Maud touched and enhanced many lives with her wonderful generosity and friendliness. She will forever be remembered by many, many friends. The family wish to express their deepest, heartfelt thanks to all of “Wee Maudie’s” and “Mister’s” incredible, devoted and loving caregivers: Rhonda (#1) Callahan (“My Angel”) of five years, Claudia Lee, Rhonda Mackey, Regan Keats, Wudnesh Bogale, Donna Woodford, and Rahwa Menges. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Gregory Rideout for his excellent medical care and in-home family support. As per Maud’s wishes, immediate cremation will take place. There will be a visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home (Freshwater Road) on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5 - 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12 o’clock, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, Maud’s request was to please make a donation to the Janeway Children’s Hospital, SPCA, Parkinson’s Society, or a charity of your choice.