Eleanor Wilhelmina Chastkiewicz



It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Chastkiewicz (Meier) on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the age of 89. Eleanor was born and raised in Killaly, SK, where she grew up on the family farm. In her late teens, she relocated to Regina and lived with two close friends. It was in Regina that she met Alex Chastkiewicz of Melville, whom she married in June 1954. Together, they built a life in Regina and raised their five children, Debra (deceased), Dale (Jeannie), Denise (Gerry), Darrel (Maureen), and Doug (Michelle). Eleanor was also an adoring grandmother to Alyssa (Tanner), Kate (Dinesh), Alex, Curtis (Rachael), Ashley (Brad), Emily (Fred), and Quinton (Aleasha), and took immense joy in her eight great-grandchildren.

During her children’s formative years, Eleanor dedicated herself to caring for them and managing the household finances. She became renowned for her method of saving cash in individual envelopes for monthly expenses, eschewing calculators in favor of her own diligence. Later, she joined the workforce at Sears. Eleanor and Alex were devout members of Trinity Lutheran Church, finding solace and connection within their faith community. Their strong commitment to each other was evident in their shared prayer time.

Family vacations were a special part of Eleanor and Alex’s lives. They often embarked on summer trips across Western Canada, staying in a tent trailer and visiting relatives along the way. Additionally, they enjoyed exploring destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and even indulged in a few cruises.

Eleanor possessed impressive culinary skills, excelling in the preparation of traditional dishes. Rarely relying on recipes, she passed down valuable cooking techniques to her children and grandchildren. Known for her graciousness, Eleanor warmly welcomed all who entered her home, engaging in meaningful conversations with family and friends and ensuring a late-night meal for those in need. Gardening, sewing, knitting, and painting were among her cherished hobbies, particularly when it came to adorning her garden with her artistic creations.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at Broadway Terrace and College Park for their exceptional care of Eleanor, as well as their ongoing support for Alex. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice are appreciated.

A private funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Speers Funeral Chapel located on 2136 College Avenue. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery on 815 Assiniboine Avenue in Regina, Sk. Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, the service will be limited to immediate family members only. Those who wish to join the service may do so through the livestream on the funeral home website. To leave a message of condolence or access the livestream, please visit http://www.speersfuneralchapel.com.

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