Born April 3, 1936, entered into eternal rest on December 22, 2016, with strength and dignity, and in the arms of her loving husband, best friend and soul mate, Lloyd, retired judge.
After high school in Botwood, Eileen pursued a brief career as a Lab and X Ray Technician at the Botwood Cottage Hospital. Before long she and Lloyd started their family and Eileen proved to be a model Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, roles she took seriously. Her motto was always to do your best with the resources and knowledge available at the time. Through thick and thin she was always there, a supporter, a listener, an advisor, a protector and a mentor. Her cooking skills delighted family and visitors alike as she loved to try adventurous and difficult recipes. She also found time to pursue her love of crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting and whatever else she could find to demonstrate her artistic flair while still fulfilling basic family needs.
Eileen was the co-ordinator of the family’s many moves to various communities in Newfoundland over the years. She was always up to the task, and quite proficient at enabling the family to settle, grow and prosper at each juncture. From Botwood, to St. John’s, Wabush, Port aux Basques, Clarenville, Stephenville and finally back to St. John’s, she embraced each move as an opportunity for the family to learn and grow. In each town, she volunteered for numerous charitable organizations to give back in the places she called home. Many lifelong friendships were formed and had an indelible influence on Eileen and the family.
Predeceased by her parents, Alex and Elizabeth Gill, and brothers, Jim, Jake, Peter and Tom, and two sisters, Onie and Frances.
Leaving to mourn her devoted husband of 59 years, Lloyd; her son Brad (Donna), grandchildren Hilary, Spencer and Justin; daughter Valerie (Fraser), grandchildren Charlotte and Nathan Genge; daughter Pamela and grandchildren Matthew, Alexandra and Victoria Stanford; daughter Sandra (Peter) and grandchildren Nicholas and Beth Hoyles; and her sister Vera Blagg (Dave).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
Funeral Service will be held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue at 10:30 am Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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