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Date of Passing: Jun 12, 2019

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After a full and happy life of 97 years, Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 12, 2019.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Corrie; son-in-law Richard O'Donohue; sister Mavis Muir; brother Murray Muir and wife Betty; brothers-in-law, Gordon Jones, Hugh Hamilton, John Lewis, Mel Hill, George Beaulac, Barney Owens and Horace Olfrey; sisters-in-law, Maude Lewis, Estelle Beaulac, Adelaide Owens, Catherine Olfrey and Mildred Lewis, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Eileen is survived by her sister Jean Jones and sisters-in-law, Grace Hamilton and Margaret Hill. Her surviving immediate family, who loved her dearly, includes her children, Margaret (Rick) Fair, Mavis O'Donohue, Neil (Diane) Hamilton and Lorna (Brian) Kussin; grandchildren, Deanna (Damien), Mark, Stephanie (Saddam), Adam (Kristin), Tyler (Jill), Lauren (Ryan), Kadin (Chantal), Laine (Stephen), Carly (Riley), Kyle (Brett), Jordan (Brittany), Sydney and Nicole (Rance); as well as her great-grandchildren, Liam, Henrik, Angus, Cora, Mac, Olivia and Ariella.
Eileen was the oldest daughter of Bill and Olive Muir, and was born in 1922 on the farm in Margaret, Manitoba. Although times were tough in the 1930s, there was much love and joy in the extended Muir family. In addition to being a stay at home mother for many years, Eileen was a teacher, starting her professional career in Roland, Manitoba and ending at Royal School in Charleswood, close to where she and Corrie raised and nurtured their family. Family was the most important part of Eileen's life. She also loved church, the Rebecca Lodge and PEO, visiting with friends and family, baking, curling and bridge where her keen intellect and analytical mind thrived.
Eileen was a talented, kind and gentle person, simply the best mother, grandmother and great-grandmother you could ever wish to have. She is and will be greatly missed.
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 22, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. I always remember the good times we had at Corrie and Eileen place when I was a child and then again taking my own children to visit with your parents. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed. Barb and Amerigo (niece) - Posted by: Barbara Sparanese (Niece) on: Jul 21, 2019

  • Dear Mavis, It is with great sadness to hear the passing of your Mom. 97 Years Old - Remarkable! Tyler, Lauren, Kadin and Laine - our hearts go out to all of you as well. It's never easy to have to say Good-Bye to Grandma. Hold her in your dreams. Our thoughts are with you. Lesley & Mati Nomme - Posted by: Lesley and Mati Nomme (Friends of Mavis O-Donohue and family) on: Jun 25, 2019

  • Our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was an amazing lady who we remember fondly. Her legacy will live on in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Cheryl and Dennis Wolochatiuk (Family Friend) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • Remembering Eileen's kindness when last we met, my heartfelt condolences to her family. Adrienne Beaulac, Victoria, BC - Posted by: Adrienne Beaulac (Niece) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • Very sorry to hear of Aunt Eileen's passing. She was always pleasant, welcoming and a great cook. For anyone interested in the Lewis/Hamilton family tree, however, her sister-in-law was Jemima (Lewis) Palmer, not Maude. Maude was an aunt to Uncle Corrie and one of the Menarey family. With sympathy Jeanne - Posted by: Jeanne Wilkinson (Niece) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother, Eileen. I always enjoyed visiting her many times in her condo in Charleswood. - Posted by: Cheryl Beaulac (Niece) on: Jun 22, 2019

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