In Loving Memory of
Eileen was predeceased by her husband Bill,
as well as her sons Ken & John.
She is remembered by her children
Larry (Beth), Brenda, Judy (Jim), Tammy (Glenn), as well as their families.
February 18, 2019
Boundary Trails Health Centre
Anglican Memorial Service
Friday, February 22, 2019
St. Andrew's United Church
Private Interment ~ Manitou Cemetery
Donations in memory of Eileen may be made
to South Central Cancer Resource;
#400-34 Stephen St. Morden, MB R6M 2G3,
or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation;
1379 Kenaston Blvd Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.
Eileen E. Thompson
March 26, 1928 – February 18, 2019
Peacefully on February 18, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Eileen passed away, at the age of 90, with her family by her side.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband Bill in December 1995, her two sons John and Ken, as well as both her parents, two sisters, five brothers and a son-in-law.
Missing our Mum and Grandma and remembering her with love are her son Larry (Beth), daughters Brenda, Judy (Jim) and Tammy (Glenn). Grandchildren Chris (Sandra) Connor, Bailey and Kate, Ron (Robin) Eric, Riley and Macenzie, Joey (Leanne) Kadrie and Daelyn, David (Brooke) and Meaghan, Tracy (Andrew) Brad, Tyler and Bella, Tricia (Robin) Brooklyn and Dane, Michael (Janelle) Cole and Brodie, Ryan (Sam), Jonathan (Nicole) Olivia and Jackson, Jason (Brenda) Haylie, Mayson, Taylor and Kayle, Angela (Nick) and Jayse, Brittany (Colin), Cody. She was a special Great Great Grandma to Savannah and Easton and sister in law to Annie and Doreen.
Eileen was born to Fred and Helen Anderson in 1928 on the family farm near Kaleida. She attended Riverdale School until she was needed to help on the family farm after her brothers left for war. She was an honours student, always top of her class, and dreamed of becoming a school teacher. Her love and passion for knitting and crocheting came at this time while she kept busy making socks for the young men in war. She worked on the farm driving tractors, milking cows, collecting eggs and cooking for her family.
In 1943 she met Bill, the love of her life at the Saturday night dance in Manitou. They were quick to fall in love with dancing and each other, and were married on September 9, 1946 in Winnipeg. During almost 50 years of marriage Bill and Eileen enjoyed winters in Arizona and camping in the summer with their North Dakota family and friends. They took tremendous pride in their custodial and cafeteria duties at Nellie McClung Collegiate for 24 years, where they made many lifelong friends.
Eileen was an avid gardener. She spent hours weeding and tending her yard to ensure it was perfect. She especially loved canning her own produce. She loved to cook and to bake. Her ‘school chili’ and chocolate chip cookies were favorites. Right until her very last days, Eileen enjoyed her knitting and crocheting. She could be found in her chair watching curling always with a project on the go. She especially loved making mitts and socks for all of her kids and grandkids. She kept her mind sharp with many hours of card playing and puzzles. Reading and listening to music were also everyday essentials. Eileen spent countless hours enjoying her family whether it was for supper, camping, or travelling together.
She was proud to call Manitou home for her entire adult life. She remained in her own home until she went to the hospital on February 8, 2019. She was strong, independent and had a zest for life. She had a way of touching everyone’s lives that she entered and will be dearly missed by so many.
A special thank you to NP Brenda Dow and Caroline Bitton as well as all doctors and nurses at Boundary Trails Health Centre. She received tremendous care and compassion before and during her brief hospital stay.
Rest in peace our beautiful guardian angel