Eleanor Blanche Wells (nee Golden)

November 24, 1932 to February 19, 2023


A Gentle Woman of Strong Faith

It is with sadness the family of Eleanor Wells announces her passing. She was the last original “Golden Girl,” and the last of her siblings.

Waiting to welcome her home are husband William (Bill) Wells the love of her life, daughter Sandra, parents George and Mary Golden, siblings Rita Veley, Mary Louise (Minnie) Follett, Maxwell Golden and William (Bill) Golden as well as members of the Golden and Wells families.

Born in Whiteway Trinity Bay she moved to St. John’s after graduating grade 11. It was there she met Bill (1929-1979). They had two daughters Sandra (1959-1964) and Brenda.

Moving to Gander in 1967 they made many lifelong friends and wonderful memories. Eleanor always remarked that “Gander was very good to her “.

A life long learner she could always be found with a dictionary by her chair. She considered graduation at the age of 47 from Gander Vocational School one of her greatest accomplishments.

Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren Jessica and Matthew. She was so proud of their accomplishments. Upon retirement from the Central Anglican Diocese, she returned to St. John’s where she was an everyday constant in their life.

Volunteering into her mid 80’s she gave her time to a variety of groups such as NONIA, Girl Guides, ACWA and the Church of the Good Shepherd where she found her spiritual home.

Eleanor found great joy in the simple things – her garden, berry picking, or a boil up. No cup of tea was better than the one had outdoors!

Leaving to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, daughter Brenda Earles (Ron), grandchildren Jessica and Matthew (Maria), sister-in-law Eva Eddy and special niece Janette Loveless with whom she shared many an adventure along with a valued and supportive circle of nieces, relatives, and friends.

Special thank you to the staff and residents of Ruby Manor who treated Eleanor as family and helped create her new home there for the past two and a half years.

Cremation has taken place

Visitation to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Friday February 24, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service to be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Mt. Pearl on Saturday February 25, at 11am.  Inurnment in follow in Gander at a later date.

Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to The Eating Disorder Foundation of NL.




2-4 p.m. on February 24, 2023

7-9 p.m. on February 24, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday February 25th

Church of the Good Shepherd, 111 Richard Nolan Drive, Mt. Pearl


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Sorry to hear of her passing. Always enjoyed her company. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

Brenda and Family I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda, Very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Sending deepest sympathy to you and your family and keeping you in prayer.

Brenda, Ron and family, so very sorry to hear of Aunt Eleanor’s passing. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. BIG HUGS to you all

So very sorry for the loss of your mom.

Brenda, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our condolences to you, Ron, Jessica and Matthew. May your memories help ease your sorrow.

Brenda, our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom., such a lovely lady.

Brenda,,so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know how special a relationship you had with her. Let all your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. She will always remain in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ron, Matthew and Jessica.

Brenda and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mom. Treasure all of your wonderful memories.
Sincerest condolences,
Heather Squires

Ron, Brenda and Family,
So sorry for passing of Ms. Wells. I met her a few times during my visits at Ruby Manor and she was a delight with the pups. I did not realize she was related to you. I have no doubt her presence will be missed by the residents of Ruby Manor. Please accept our condolences during this very difficult time, the strong memories will be with you for a lifetime and will guide you through this journey of loss.

Brenda and Family: The Hamilton Family(formerly of Earhart Street, Gander) extend their condolences to you on your mother’s passing. All of us thought highly of your family. Regards: Brian, Patsy, Paul, Sean and Mary Agnes.

Brenda, Ron, Jessica and Matthew, So sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories fill your hearts and bring you comfort. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda, Ron and Family,
I was saddened to learn of your Mom’s death. I know your heart is broken, the loss of a parent no matter our age is a time of great sadness. I remember meeting your Mom when she joined you at Jane’s baby shower. A lovely, sweet, gentle woman who enjoyed her cup of tea that afternoon too. I will keep you in my prayers for strength and comfort. God bless your Mom.

Brenda and family,so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. We have many fond memories of you and your parents and watching you grow up.
Eleanor was a lovely person and a great neighbor,often look across the street and think back of years gone by.
Sincere condolences.
Marion and Fred.

Brenda, we were so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always so sweet and quiet, unlike the rowdy family of Earles that you married into. Our condolences and love.

Brenda, Ron and the rest of your family, our condolences on the passing of Eleanor. She was such a lovely lady with her quiet strength and sweet laugh. I also knew how welcome I was on those afternoons from school and on through.
May you find comfort in so many special memories.
We will toast her with a nice cup of tea in china cups.

Love from Kathy and the rest of the Mason and Davis families

Brenda, Ron and family….we are so saddened to learn of her passing. The obituary on the website was so well done, and reflected her in immeasurable ways. Though much is lost, much still remains. Our deepest condolences.

Brenda and Ron: Deanne and I had the pleasure of visiting with Aunt Eleanor recently. She seemed to be very contented and had a good outlook on life. She was on top of current events and she knew that Lent was approaching. She meant so much to so many people. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. You have our heart felt sympathy.