It is with sadness, we friends of Eleanor, are announcing her
passing on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020, at the Dr. Everett
Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton NB.
Eleanor was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, daughter of the
late Frank R Colman Professor of Engineering at UNB and the late Hazel
(Rutherford) Coleman. She left behind no immediate kin but her
extended family of loving friends are many. She was particularly
grateful for the friends of Bill W. and Saint Dunstan’s
Catholic Church for all their love and support.
She grew up in Halifax and in Fredericton where she graduated
from Fredericton High School in 1958, Teacher’s College in
1959, and UNB in 1963. She excelled in writing and won many poetry
awards. Following her education, Eleanor worked at the UNB Library and
soon moved to Boston Massachusetts working both as a legal secretary
and for an international security firm. In Boston, she married the
late William Kemmeitt. In 1970 she returned to Fredericton where she
worked in various jobs and married the late Hal Nason.
Her accent was incongruent to the fact that she maintained a
colourful spirit of Cape Breton. Eleanor was a passionate reader and a
writer of both short stories and poetry. She had a strong faith in God
and loved dearly her extended family of friends that centered her
life. She always said because of them she is with the God of her
understanding. She was very pleased that Saint Dunstan’s
Catholic Church welcomed her so warmly with support and friendship
when she joined the church in 2010. She was also very grateful in
later life for all the faithful caregivers who came to her home. They
gave her not only care but friendship.
Eleanor was an animal lover having had many loved pets. She
left behind her sweet black cat, Reggie. One of her important
priorities was that when she left this world Reggie would be looked
after. She longed for her late lab ‘Kattie’ who
lived to 17 years old and will most likely be waiting patiently at the
A memorial service will be held at a later
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eleanor Blanche Coleman Nason 19392020..
Death notice for the town of: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick