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Born: Jul 24, 1925

Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2017

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EILEEN MARGARET MIAULT (nee THOMAS) July 24, 1925 - August 6, 2017 With heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother, Eileen, at the St. Boniface Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Eileen will be lovingly remembered by her son Rodney Sanderson and daughter Pamela Schlegel (Kurt). She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), son Danny, her parents Charlie and Elsie Thomas, and her sister Madeline. Eileen was also predeceased by her first husband, Frederick Sanderson, in 1955. As a young girl Mom attended Centennial School in West Kildonan and entered St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1943. Mom was a very dedicated volunteer for many years. She was with the Friendly Visitor Program for over 40 years. She volunteered for many years at Tache Nursing Home, having been honoured several times for her devotion and work with the patients. In 1973 she became involved with Sister Fiona and the Deaf Community and subsequently learned sign language and taught Catechism. In 1981, the year of the disabled, Mom was chosen by Tache Nursing Home to accompany one of their patients to Lourdes, France, on a Pilgrimage, and the same year took a Pastoral Care Course and received a diploma. She also volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society for over 30 years and was presented with a plaque and watch for her ongoing tireless volunteer work. She truly loved visiting and being a companion to over 30 isolated members with MS, helping to raise their spirits and just be a companion. The support and caring that Mom shared with people with MS over the years was immeasurable. Eileen was also a past President of Christ The King Catholic Women's League and the Winnipeg Women's Institute (life member). Mom was very proud of her Irish heritage, and took several memorable trips to Ireland to visit family members over the years. Some of Mom's favorite pastimes included reading, colouring, baking (especially her famous apple pies) and listening to some of her favourite singers such as Johnny Mathis, the Carpenters and Rod Stewart. Mom also loved growing violets and visitors would often comment on how beautiful they all were. She loved to socialize and would always find something to talk about. She especially cherished her get togethers with good friends, Marie and Linda, with whom she shared many laughs. Mom was a kind, generous, independent and strong-willed woman who will be incredibly missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to her friends, Muriel and Lena, whom she truly loved for their friendship over the years. As well, she will be missed by her furry friend, Taffy, who looked forward to visiting her on a regular basis at the "cookie house". We will all miss Mom's apple pies and yearly tomato crop, which she generously shared with family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, especially Dr. Thompson, and nurses at St. Boniface Emergency for their care and compassion. As well, thank you to Dr. Marlie du Plessis for being such a great doctor to Mom for the past few years. In compliance with Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 1020 Main Street, 204.586.8668 And while she lies in peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. ♥ REST IN PEACE, MOM ♥

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Please accept our prayers for the loss of your Mother. Our Mass offering on Sunday will be for her. - Posted by: Diane and Robert Fraser (Cousins) on: Aug 12, 2017

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