April 19, 1927 – July 1, 2016
Eileen passed away unexpectedly but comfortably in the company of her family at the age of 89. She will be missed by her loving husband, David, of 63 years and their children: Deirdre (George), Claire (Rob), Richard (Vanessa) and Yvonne (Leigh), grandchildren: Coel (Kate), Chelsea (Josh), Meghan (Chris), Stuart, Courtney (Baruc), Fraser, Andrea, Aidan, Anika and Cecilia and great grandchildren: August, Henry, Lunelle, Oscar, Patrick and Ixchel. Always seeking adventure, as a young woman, Eileen left Ireland for Canada. With tenacity and courage she worked beside David to create a thriving Ayrshire farm. Her church, 4-H and her children’s schools benefitted from her many hours of volunteer work. Eileen’s dream of documenting the history of the Chilliwack River Valley was realized in her collaborative work and publication of ‘In The Arms Of The Mountains’. Eileen cherished her Irish roots. She will be missed by many; especially Claire, Les, Beverley and Allan, friendships she nurtured from her school days at Villiers. We would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life at Eileen and David’s home, #23-45752 Stevenson Road, Sardis, Tuesday, July 12 between 2-5 pm. with a short program at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Chilliwack Museum or the Chilliwack YMCA Seniors Health Programs.