Eileen Florence Morris. 1913 – 2013.
Eileen Florence Morris passed away on December 18, 2013. Eileen (aka Gigi, Nana and Mum by various generations of her family) was born in Glen Lynn Saskatchewan, near Indian Head, on December 7, 1913 to Hector Morgan and Muriel Phyllis England Morgan. Her family moved into Indian Head town, then into Regina, Saskatchewan, where she met the love of her life, Arthur Lloyd Morris (aka Taid and Dad). Married in 1938, they were separated for five and a half years by Dad’s being overseas serving in WWII. Baby boom daughters arrived and the family lived in Regina until 1960, where Mum enjoyed the social scene, supper dances and her work with the Lioness Club. The family moved to North Vancouver, then West Vancouver and finally to Chilliwack. Eileen was a long-time resident of Edenbank. She is survived by daughters Mary (George) Spencer and Muriel, grandchildren Mike (Geniene), Jim (Michelle) and Cheryl (Neil) Cardinal. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Carter, Caitlyn, Mikayla, Corrina, Sophie, Mary, Charlie and Adam. Mum was an avid bowler, curler then lawn bowler; her competitive streak stood her well because she held death at bay until she could celebrate her hundredth birthday with her family and her card from the Queen. She died 11 days after her hundredth birthday. There will be a Celebration of Eileen’s life at 1pm on January 18 in the Edenbank Clubhouse (which also turned 100 this year).