Mary Elaine Eckert passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, December 15, 2012, age 78 years. Elaine Eckert, formerly of St. Catharines, daughter of the late John “Jack” Frederick Bethel and the late Lila Mae (McCann). Beloved wife of the late Morris Robert “Bud” Eckert. Loving mother of Mary-Jo and her husband Harold Tracy of Spring Bay, Cheryl Ann Rix and her husband Geoffrey Barrow of Frankford, and Mark Eckert and his wife Jodie of Cochrane, Alberta. Sister of Don Bethel (Jean) of St. Catharines. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christine (Jamie), Michael (Andrea), Karen, Jocelyn, Kaeli, and her five great-grandchildren. Elaine’s gift was being a mother, a woman of never ending unconditional love for her family. She was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church, St. Catharines, Port Dalhousie, serving as UCW President, chairperson of Worship Committee and many other activities. The family will receive friends at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 1:30 pm. Service to follow at 2:30 pm. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the St. Andrew’s United Church, Port Dalhousie, or the Belleville General Hospital Sills 3, would be appreciated by the family. We would like to thank all the staff on Sills 3 at B.G.H. for their tender care of Elaine and her family. Arrangements in care of the Walas Funeral Home, Brighton. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com
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