At age 90, Eleanor passed away July 3 at Pondera Medical Center, with her family at her side.
She was born Jan. 29, 1924 to Myrtle Lillian (Barnes) Halpin and William Theodore Halpin in Toledo, Ohio.
Vince and Eleanor lived and worked in many places including Michigan, Texas, and Arizona. In 1970 they settled in Wells, B.C., to pursue his dream of mining for gold. Vince became a park ranger in Barkerville and Eleanor was the Postmaster and Justice of the Peace in Wells. After their retirement, they settled in Conrad in 1997 and enjoyed travelling and exploring the state. After Vince died in 2009, Eleanor stayed in their home for three years until she moved into the BeeHive in Conrad where she lived for the last two years.
Eleanor is survived by her three daughters Terri Brown, Julia (Michael) Price and Susan (Ronald) Robertson; six grandchildren David (Carla) Danhouser, Michelle (Jim) McKenna, Vanessa (Tim) Willford, Matthew (Kerri) Price, Jason (Sabrina) Robertson, and Jessica (Clay Erickson) Robertson; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by siblings, Donald, Douglas, Judy, Sandi and Marcia, her aunt Ruby Chapman, nephew Larry Kudro, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Virgil “Vince” Vincent, son Gary Danhouser, brothers Jack Halpin, Bill Halpin, and sister Jeanne Bertalan.
At Eleanor’s request there will be no funeral or service. She said, “I prefer my friends and family to remember me well, happy and alive.” Her remains will be placed alongside of Vince’s in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Erie, Penn.
Eleanor loved butterflies so please remember her the next time you see one.
Eleanor’s family would like to thank the BeeHive staff and residents for making her part of the family there. The family wishes to say a special thank you to cousin Gene Kidder and Tina Corbin, wonderful friend and neighbor Mary Fussell and the many great friends from Wells, B.C., who kept in touch these past 17 years. And an extra special thank you is extended to the outstanding nurses and staff at Pondera Medical Center who not only took such tender loving care of Eleanor in the final two weeks, but also made her family feel comfortable and cared for as well.
Arrangements are entrusted to Pondera Funeral Home in Conrad and condolences may be sent to www.misermorturaries.com .