Gudny Eldor TURKINGTON was born in Moss Norway the second child and only daughter of Gunvor (Christianson) Eldor and Colbjorn Eldor. At the tender age of 18, and immediately after graduating from nursing school she met and married Pierce Turkington in Oslo in 1945 and began her married life living in Northern Ireland. After several years of traveling with Pierce for his work, she began her family in Norway, Northern Ireland and Canada.
Gudny lost her beloved husband of 49 years in 1995. Predeceased by brothers Bjorn and Ronald, granddaughter Tracy 2006, sons Trevor 2013, and Glenn 2016. Survived by brother Roger Eldor (Bente), June, Beth (Scott), Paul, Lisa (Gino), daughter-in-law Helen, grandchildren Tammy, Troy, Travis, Lori, Jason, Stephen, Danny, Cherene, Brett, Erin, Meghan, Lauren, Christian and Morgan, 27 great grandchildren, and is remembered by several nieces and nephews in Northern Ireland and Norway.
Gudny had a long, interesting, and full life; driving until the age of 88 and walking many miles each week in the service of her God; she lived life exactly as she wanted. She and Pierce often traveled back together to the countries of their birth; thoroughly enjoyed entertaining evenings with their friends, and loved to dance. When recalling things about their grandmother, several of the grandchildren commented on her memorable Norwegian cardamom waffles.
A private service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations to The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent will be gratefully accepted.