Eileen Taylor (Dodge)

May 5, 2020

Obituary

In this current day of a world-wide pandemic which has changed everyone’s life & the way we have to deal with death – how do you honor the loss of a loved one when you cannot bring people together to grieve, reminisce & pay their respects? It is a tragedy & nightmare all in one – so this is our tribute to our very own modern-day “Wonder Woman”.

A compassionate listener who always provided valuable life advice…the world changed when she slipped away peacefully in her sleep on the night of Tuesday May 5, 2020.

Eileen Taylor (Dodge) was born in Little Hearts Ease, Trinity Bay, NL in August of 1944. Predeceased by her parents Elsie Pearl Dodge (Avery) (2000)& father Chesley Dodge (1975) & also baby boy Chesley Taylor (1966), she was very much a loving & dedicated daughter, wife, Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin & friend.

With an infectious laugh & love to “carry-on”, her personality was so very genuine and she held nothing back – funny, strong, courageous, self-less, a truly kind-hearted soul who dearly loved her family & could talk your ear off about her grandchildren Sydney, Austin & Avery. They gave her so much pure joy & loved their Nannie to the moon & back.

Lovingly known as “Mudder” & “Da Boss”, she loved to chat & had an amazing ability to put people at ease. Her daughters Kimberley & Nicole grew up knowing the value of hard work & kindness because of her unconditional love.

Throughout her life, she loved spending time with family especially at Bowring Park, playing cards, going to Bingo, knitting, reading greeting cards, always enjoyed thunderstorms, watching her TV shows and the NTV Evening News. She loved using her iPad and enjoyed video calls to her grandkids so everyone could make funny faces. An animal lover, she throughly enjoyed her cuddles with Maxx & Stella as well her many other fur babies over the years. She was such a kind & gentle soul who would help anyone – she would give you the shirt off her back & never take anything in return. She was the mother who would come pick you up from downtown at 4am on a Saturday night all because she wanted to know you & your friends all got home safely.

Married to Patrick for almost 55 years, love, strength, perseverance & family were their core values. In their early years they truly enjoyed outdoor adventures of ski-dooing, fishing and fireside cook ups. They also have wonderful memories of traveling and seen many beautiful places together.

She loved her sons-in-law Todd (Kim) & Dave (Nicole) as if they were her own.

A work life that took her on many different paths such as healthcare, accounting, retail and finally an 18+ year career with Sobeys, she was a dedicated hard-worker who always said “a strong work ethic will never do you wrong.” Sadly, a workplace health injury in the 1990’s left her in chronic pain for the rest of her life. Regardless of the pain she endured, there was always her smile, laugh & pleasant nature that made everyone around her feel like they were family.

She cared deeply for her brother Ern, sister-in-law Mary & their family with whom she spoke to each day.

Lots of great memories with sister-in-law & brother-in-law Linda & John Churchill and family.

So lucky to have amazing women in her life, she had strong friendships with her cousins Bertha Greening & Loretta Gosse sisters-in-law Mary Dodge & Linda Churchill. She so loved her many nieces and nephews.

She will be sadly missed by family & friends in Halifax, NS where she loved to visit with Kim & family.

Greatest appreciation to the Paramedics, Firefighters & First Responders for their continued dedication to our loved ones.

She was our rock – we are so proud to call her Mom – our Super Wonder Woman.

We promise to carry forward the very best pieces of you.

Mudder – we love you a hundred-million barrels…to the Moon & back.

Service to be held at later date.

Donations can be made in her name to the SPCA, Heart & Stroke Society, Cancer Research or any charity of your choosing.

Many Thanks

The Taylor Family

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Pat, Kim and Nicole.
We were both truly shocked and saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing. While I haven’t seen her in years, I always remember that she always took a genuine interest in catching up on things and how you were doing. I know your hearts are broken. But please take some comfort that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

RIP Eileen

Sydney and family, we are so very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your Nan. When Brianna visited your home, your Nan always treated her the same as any of her other grandchildren. Bri spent just as much time at your nans some days as she did at home. We will be thinking of you all, take care.

So so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing..Kim and Nicole you were your mothers world for sure.. I remember her well ,she was one of the funniest sweetest and happiest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing.We had some fun times working together at sobeys.RIP Eileen ,God Bless.

Kim nichoel and pat,Boyce and I are so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. No doubt, she was a good person,really enjoyed her laughter.I know you’ll always treasure her in your heart.

Our sympathy and prayers are with the family. Darlene and I remember Eileen has a person who love to share stories and enjoyed company. We truly enjoyed her company and the time we shared.

Pat and family, I will never forget visiting Eileen with my grand mother Daisy. I use to love drives out to the “big hill” in Kilbride. You couldn’t help but catch their contagious laughs once they got going. I am so sorry for the loss of such a special woman in your lives. I hope this memory can give you a small smile during this hard time.

Pat and family – So sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. I remember her well from when I rented from Mr. and Mrs. Taylor on Campbell Avenue. She was a loving, kind hearted person devoted to her children. I will never forget her because she would get so mad with me when I called Nicole “Nicki” and she would say don’t call her that – her name is Nicole and of course I would do it more then to torment her. You were very very lucky to have had her for so long. Hold on to all your good memories of her and know that others are feeling your loss too. She will never be forgotten. Beulah (Froude) Welcher.

Pat & family I am so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing.. A loss that will no doubt leave hearts aching.
I knew her as my cousins wife who lit up any room she entered. She had a way to make anyone & everyone feel better because you were in her presence,
While your hearts are broken, I pray it will comfort you to know that so many are waiting to welcome her home.

God Bless
Rest In Peace Eileen

Nicole, Pat, and Kim, I was so heartbroken after hearing of Eileens passing. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.
Eileen was a beautiful woman inside and out. She loved to laugh, carry on, or listen to a good joke. Her laugh was infectious, the more she would laugh, the harder we would laugh with her, it is something I’ll always remember about her. But most of all I remember how awesome a of a mother, daughter, wife and grandmother she was to you all and how you all loved her dearly.
It was a joy to have know Eileen. I hope the precious memories you carry in your heart will help you all through this difficult time. May she forever rest in peace.
Cathy ❤

to KIM & THE Taylor FAMILY. i am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. my thoughts & prayers are with you all. she is gone just a step ahead .one day you will meet again just inside the eastern gate in heaven. may god give you peace at this time. deepest sympathy.

To the Taylor and Dodge families . So sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

So sad to hear of you profound loss. Worked with Eileen at Sobeys, and boy did we have some fun. She was a funny lady ,we laughed so much!! You will surely miss her. My thoughts are with you all .

Sincerely
Judy Wareham

I am so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. I met Eileen at the clinic in Lawton’s on Topsail road years ago. She was a beautiful person and we loved to chat every time she came. Her memories will help you through this difficult time. RIP sweet Eileen.

to pat & family so sorry for your loss i have many fond memories of eileen we were friends having grown up on coronation & charlton st. god bless all

So sorry to learn that of Eileen,s passing.My deepest sympathy Pat to you and your family. It,s been a long time since I have seen you. We were great childhood friends on Coronation St and Charton St. Joan Laffey Handrigan. Hi

Pat and family. My condolences on the passing of Eileen. It was always nice to meet up and have a chat with her. May she rest in peace.

pat,kim,nicole sorry to hear of eileen,s passing .Over the years we had many a chat,a laugh and i always enjoyed her company. Sympathy to all heather le shana

Pat and all of Eileen’s family, we are so sorry and saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing. We know you have wonderful memories of time spent together and these will certainly help you through this most difficult times. RIP Eileen

So sorry for your loss!!! Eileen was an amazing woman our neighbor for 23 years. I will surely miss her laugh and kind words.