Eleanor Setso

August 21st, 2022

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Eleanor Setso died peacefully at Columbia View Lodge in Trail B.C. Eleanor was born and raised in Nelson B.C. Following high school graduation, Eleanor pursued her dream of becoming a nurse and moved to Spokane, Washington to attend Sacred Heart School of Nursing. Once she completed her nursing education, Eleanor married her loving husband Harold Setso. Eleanor took great pride in her work and loved being a nurse. She worked in a variety of roles from community nursing in Yellowknife to her true passion, operating room nursing at KBRH. Once she retired, Eleanor continued to give and care for her community providing a welcoming smile and loving hug as a volunteer at KBRH. She never lost her passion for nursing. In her final months at CVL, Eleanor would often ask how she could help as she worried the staff was too busy and needed a hand.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Harold, her mother, father, and step father as well as brothers, sisters and other family members.
She will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Thanks to the amazing team at CVL who brought her joy and comfort every day.                                                        

 As per Eleanor’s request, a funeral mass will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Nelson, B.C.

Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

 As an expression of sympathy, please consider making a donation to Columbia View Lodge at 2920 Laburnum Dr, Trail B.C. 


Aunty Eleanor was a wonderful lady, my stay in the hospital was made so much better with her caring and love. Your hugs were one of a kind

Aunty was a loving, generous and thoughtful person - with a beautiful ginormous personality! She will be missed - my sympathies to her family and friends.

Eleanor was a wonderful nurse and friend. She married into the Setso/McAlpine/Johnstone family. She will be a big loss to us all. Please accept my deepest sympathy, thougnts and prayers as we grieve her loss....

I am so sorry to learn of Eleanor’s passing. Such a truly enjoyable person to be acquainted with over the years. I knew Eleanor as a long time neighbour in Sunningdale, a nursing colleague and as a volunteer with the KBRH Hospital auxiliary. Most memorable was when Eleanor “trained” me during my orientation as a volunteer on the Information desk at KBRH. She was insistent that I do two tours of orientation with her just so we could spend more time together sharing stories about our nursing careers and life experiences. I walk past her former home daily, still expecting to see a wave from the window. Her beautiful roses were always tended with such love and attention. I will miss her smile, her twinkling eyes, her no nonsense approach to life and her infectious smile when greeting friends and acquaintances alike. She was one of a kind and she so appreciated all the support from she received from Linda and other family members.

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