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McCASLIN, Eleanor Irene Eleanor Irene McCaslin (Gateman) of Georgetown passed away on Saturday June 1st, 2019 at Riverside Glen, Guelph, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Oddvar Diesen Pedersen. Loving mother of Gary (Lori) of Erin. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay (Ryan) Trimble and Michael and great-grandmother of Ben. Dear sister of Carol Calhoun of Chatham, Ruth (Murray) Beckenhauer of Georgetown, Glenna McMillian of Hanover, Donald (Doreen) Gateman of Elmwood and James (Anne) Gateman of Elmwood. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Iris Gateman of Hanover and Marigayle (Brian) Biddle of Cherry Valley and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Milton and Irene (Ellis) Gateman, her brother Gerald, her brother-in-laws Jack Calhoun and Bruce McMillian, sister-in-law Janice Gateman and her nephew Richard Calhoun. Eleanor received her Teaching Certificate at Stratford Teachers' College and was an elementary school teacher with the North York Board for 36 years. She earned her B.A. at the University of Toronto and served as a senator for U of T. She also was assistant editor of the Educational Courier, the Ontario Elementary Teachers' professional journal. Friends were received at the JONES FUNERAL HOME , 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Thursday June 6th, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 11:00 am. Reception followed, in the Trafalgar Room. Interment was held on Thursday June 6th at 3:30 pm. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood, Ontario. In memory, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit HREF="http://www.jonesfuneralhome.com">www.jonesfuneralhome.com
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