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Mrs Eleanor Scally
Mrs Eleanor Scally who passed away suddenly on February 26 was a very well-kent face in the village of Kilmelford where she had lived for many years. She had been born and brought up near Tayinloan in the 1930’s and her love of Kintyre stayed with her all her life. She knew every inch of it and remembered well all the small hill farms there where she used to go to collect the milk that went into the Cheese making at the Campbeltown Creamery where she ran the laboratory for many years. After her marriage she trained as a nurse and moved to Kilmelford to be near her father. After retiring from the hospital, she worked as a nurse for several elderly people who wanted to be nursed in their own homes and those fortunate people had the benefit of an experienced nurse and a kindly, caring and sympathetic woman. They were fortunate indeed as were there families.
Friendly, easygoing and interested, Eleanor was much beloved and sought after and the warmth of her smile and the chuckle of her laughter brought reassurance and comfort to the person being cared for and made their house a happy place. She helped wherever and whenever it was needed. No top class nursing agency could have provided a better home nurse. Eleanor’s love of all animals never left her and her contributions to their charities were legendary.
We were lucky to have known and enjoyed the company of this dear person, truly one of life’s givers.
May she rest in peace.