Surrounded by her family, Eileen passed away peacefully at home in her 85th year on December 15, 2013. Eileen was a dedicated teacher who taught English and French in high schools and at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Her many interests included the theatre, travel and literature. She was an avid reader and a long-standing and active member of the St. Thomas Book Club where her computer and organizational skills contributed to its success. Eileen is survived by her loving daughters Maureen (Jim) and Yvonne, son William, and grandsons Brennen and Blake. She will be sadly missed by her sister Joan, brother Charles, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Eileen was predeceased by her son-in-law Sean, her sisters Mary and Peggy, and brothers Jack and Dennis.
The family will receive friends at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Thursday, December 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic or the Diabetes Association.