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Born: Feb 13, 1925

Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2018

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EILEEN RATHERT (nee POERSCH) Surrounded by loved ones, on the afternoon of December 3, 2018, at the age of 93, Eileen Rathert, passed away peacefully. Eileen's memory will be lovingly cherished by her children, Cheryl Telford (Bill), Merle Rathert-Houle (Dave) and Rod Rathert (Val); her grandchildren, Tracey, Misty, Kevin, Kaitlyn, and Amanda; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings, and her beloved husband, Harold. Eileen was born on February 13, 1925 and was raised in Brunkild, Manitoba, where she graduated from High School. Active in her local church, she played the organ for eleven years, not missing a single service. As a young woman, Eileen moved to Winnipeg and worked in the aviation industry in the service of her country during the Second World War. Later, while raising a family, she and Harold owned and operated Roger's Car Cleaners for many years. Eileen's final years were spent happily in a senior's residence where she enthusiastically engaged in many activities and outings with her friends. We will greatly treasure the memories of the times we shared together. She was a gracious host for our family Christmas Eve gatherings, Friday night dinners, and Saturday evening get togethers. She loved to travel... she loved her family... and oh how she loved her Bombers and Jets. At her request, there will be a private family ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you so choose, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Our thanks to the staff of the fourth floor of Seven Oaks Hospital for their care and compassion, and her home care team who helped her to maintain her independence.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 08, 2018

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  • My deepest condolences to all of Eileen's family and extended family. I'm so sorry to hear that Eileen passed away. I will miss my visits with her at her apartment where we shared tea and sandwiches. I first got to know Eileen when she and Harold lived at the apartment off of Corydon Ave. She was my neighbour down the hall. Later, when she moved to her new seniors place, she was always interested to hear about my nephews and how my family was doing. She often told me that she remembers how excited I was when my oldest nephew was born. Our friendship grew, and I am sad to know that she won't be home this Christmas. May God bless and comfort your family as you remember Eileen. - Posted by: Betsy Bergen (Friend) on: Dec 16, 2018

  • My sincerest sympathy to family. May fond memories be with you at this time. May it comfort you to know that others care in your time of sorrow. Sandra Coleman - Posted by: Sandra Coleman (Friend) on: Dec 08, 2018

  • Will miss auntie Eileen so very very much. My condolences to her family - Posted by: Karen Thiessen (Niece) on: Dec 08, 2018

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