Elinor Fester Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Elinor Fester (nee McKay)

1929 - 2023

Obituary of Elinor Fester (nee McKay)

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Elinor Fester at the Welland Hospital, with family by her side, on March 30, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Murray Fester. Loving mother of Douglas (Kerry Conn). She will be missed by her grandsons Rhett (Ella) and Shane (Gabby). Predeceased by her parents Lorne and Hannah McKay.

Elinor loved to exercise and was a dedicated member of Curves for several years, often going multiple times a week with her best friend Tess.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Rapelje Lodge for their care and compassion over the years.

In keeping with Elinor’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Elinor’s life will be held at Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 221 Division Street, Welland on Saturday, April 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., with words of remembrance starting at 1:15 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: April 8, 2023
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 221 Division St., Welland, L3B 4A1

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Les & Caroline McKay
8 months ago

Our condolences Doug, to you and your family.

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Barbara and Ron Wherry
8 months ago

Doug, we were so sorry to see Elinor’s passing in the paper. Murray was my 1st cousin but I haven’t seen Elinor in many years, but remember her as kind, friendly and happy. My parents were Al and Esther Fester of Dunnville, but I’m sure you don’t remember me. When Uncle Merle and Dad would have family gatherings at their places, we were all more in touch.
Barbara and Ron Wherry
Fort Erie

Deb Fester
8 months ago

Grandma extraordinaire! Thank you Grandma for the love both you and Grandpa shared with our family.

Bill Young
8 months ago

I remember Elinor while experiencing my first “play dates” with Douglas in the early 1960s. Elinor was a supportive and loving parent. My thoughts go out to Douglas and his family at this sad time. Try to remember the mountain of great memories. Bill Young -Niagara Falls


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