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In loving memory of
Eleanor T Bordwell
  • January 30, 1940
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  • July 06, 2013

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Memorial Service will be held Weds. July 31, 2013 at 2 PM at the Volusia County Skeet & Trap Club 4031 Pioneer Trail New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.    Eleanor Bordwell passed away Saturday July 6, after a 9 year battle with breast cancer, at the Port Orange Hospice Care Center, with her family by her side.  Ellie was born January 30, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, to Raymond and Gertrude Broll.  She fought strongly against the cancer, never giving up hope, and was not ready to let go of her place on this earth. She is survived by her large loving family, including husband Jim, two sons, Stephen Smith, and Stuart Smith and wife Lorraine, daughter Sheila Robinson and husband Parker, brothers Raymond, George, and Carl Broll; sisters Jeannie Hollenbach, Katy Fulton, and Marian Kopta; 7 granddaughters (Amanda, Candence & Elaine Smith, as well as Leah Smith, Sarah Robinson, Nicole Robinson, & Amy Moore)and 4 great-grandchildren (Annabelle, Victoria, Katherine Smith; Connor Moore). Ellie was an avid Clay Target shooter, and was a founding member of the Volusia County Skeet and Trap Club and was very instrumental in its formation and operation. There she had many friends and will be greatly missed.  She also spent many years as a member of the Daytona Beach Boat Club, and the Chapter FL1H Gold Wing Club.  Ellie and Jimmy enjoyed riding their Goldwing Touring bike through most of the United States. Ellie also loved dancing, and spent a lot of time with good friends line dancing, and going to Zumba Gold in Daytona Beach Shores. She enjoyed cooking, and was known at the chemo center in Port Orange for watching cooking shows.  She made the best Pecan Pie around!  She also grew grapes and made her own wine, which everyone wanted more of. Ellie was a strong and independent woman. She was a valuable employee, working at The Domestic Abuse Council as an accountant. She was kind and big-hearted, a great friend, and a wonderful mom. Mom/Ellie, we will miss you; we will keep you in our hearts forever, and see you on the other side. 

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  1. Latisha shairrick says:
    24 Jul 2013
    Shelia Robinson, I'm so sorry for your loss, it"s hard to loss someone you were so close to and I'm sure a wonderful person. Cherish your memories they last forever. Your mom is in a better place with no pain, and like I tell Jayde when the sun is shinning just think that your mom is looking down and smiling
    At you, she will always be there! You are a great boss
    And a good friend, always here if you need me!

  2. Beth Harris says:
    23 Jul 2013
    Ellie was a dear friend. We rode with our husbands on our Goldwings many times. Ellie was a great entertainer at FL1-H Christmas parties. My husband
    Don and I will truly miss Ellie. God bless Ellie & Jim and the family.

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    19 Jul 2013
    Mom
    Mom

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    Mom
    Mom

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    19 Jul 2013
    Mom, Sheila, & Connor
    Mom, Sheila, & Connor

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    Mom, Stephen, Stuart
    Mom, Stephen, Stuart

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    Jeannie, Carl, Marian, Ellie, George
    Jeannie, Carl, Marian, Ellie, George

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