Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, October 11, 2012, Eleonore Schimkus passed away at the age of 80.
Beloved wife of Henry Schimkus. Loving mother of Bruce Schimkus and Nancy Highstreet. Cherished grandmother of Ashley and Alicia. Dear sister of Alwine (Alex) Tuczia. Survived by her niece Michaela. Predeceased by her daughter Rosemary and her parents Eduard and Mathilde Sommerfeld.  Eleonore loved swimming, playing cards and working in her flower garden. She was always willing to help others, especially her neighbours. Eleonore had a passion for life and loved to travel. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Cremation has taken place. At Eleonore’s request, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (Ontario Region), the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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