October 14, 1923 – April 28, 2021
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville, Ontario on April 28, 2021. Eloi, in her 98th year, beloved wife of the late William Victor Tilston for 40 years. Loving mother of Mark (deceased,Jackie), Steve (Joanne), Dave (Janice) and Carol (Carl). Affectionately known as Grandma Jo to Mike, Megan (Chris), Lyndsay, Shannon (Matt), Matthew, Tyler, Ryan and Erin (Josh). Special great-grandmother to Mia, Jacob, Ada, Lily and Frankie. Eloi was the only child of James and Lillian Northey and was born in Toronto. She studied classical piano and voice (opera) in her younger years and later became a talented oil- and water-colour painter. Her parents instilled in her a love of the outdoors which she and her husband passed on to their children. They moved from Thornhill to Kemptville in 1980 to start their own business, Til-Tek Ltd., where she worked as the bookkeeper for the first few years and later moved on to other roles within the company. She was an avid animal lover, gardener, and had a fabulous sense of humour which made everyone around her laugh. Her family meant everything to her and her love for them was unwavering. She had the biggest, kindest heart and an inner strength that was truly exceptional. A special thanks to the staff at Bayfield Manor who were so caring, especially during her last days, and helped not only her but her family on her last journey. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, Heart and Stroke or any animal welfare society would be very much appreciated.
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