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Born: Feb 26, 1923

Date of Passing: Apr 26, 2020

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February 26, 1923 - April 26, 2020

In the early hours of Sunday, April 26, our dear mother, Eileen, passed away knowing she was deeply loved by her daughters, Peggi (Lloyd), Ann (Alan) and Katherine (Phil).
She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Bill Barr (Doris); grandchildren, Carolyn (Adam), Mary Ann, Robert (Sheila), Elizabeth (Rod), Jonathan, Jessica (Brenden), Ted, Sandrine and Amelie; great-grandchildren, Everitt, Eileen, Joshua, Maggie, Elijah, Annabelle, Zeke, Conan and another on the way!
She was predeceased by her husband Norman; sister Doris Barr; brothers, Louis Barr and Arthur Barr.
Born on February 26, 1923 in Winnipeg to Edward and Florence Barr, Eileen and her four siblings grew up in the West End. She graduated from Daniel McIntyre then began work as a stenographer for Eaton's. Eileen was a 1946 charter member of P.E.O. Chapter F and for many years actively supported this philanthropic sisterhood, remaining a member until her passing. She very much enjoyed volunteering at the Dugald Costume Museum. She held the monarchy in high regard and was proud of her British heritage, yet was inclusive and accepting of all races and beliefs.
Eileen met our father, Norman, at Broadway-First Baptist Church where they were faithful members, serving in many aspects of church life and securing life-long friendships. They married in 1948, celebrating 65 happy years together until Norman's passing in 2013.
Typical of the 1950s, Eileen was a homemaker. Her focus was raising a family of three girls and being a loving, supportive partner to Norman.
Eileen was kind, compassionate, empathetic, loyal, honest, a knitter, a sewer, a lover of history, a book reader, a faithful friend, a quick wit and a woman of strong opinions.
Her love for her daughters was only surpassed by her love for her grandchildren.
If angels walk the earth, they work at West Park Manor Personal Care Home. We are very grateful for the kind compassionate care that was given to our mother and her family, from all staff members.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Broadway-First Baptist Church or an organization to aid the less fortunate during this time of COVID-19 would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Oh Dear Eileen, We are so thankful for and celebrate your precious life: Full of kindness, gentleness, hospitality, and love. Valuable advice was given with compassion and tenderness. You just knew when was the right time to give us, as a young family, A lovely, delicious meal in the genuine warmth and welcome of your home. Visitors to your abode were asked to remove their shoes. That came to be a sacred act because we knew we stood on holy ground— Rejoicing and appreciating the wondrous quality of faith and fun, Laughter and peace, graciously shared with us as family, and friends! We have been together for generations. Never forgotten will be your beautiful smile and twinkle of the eye, Telling us all, that faith, hope and Love never die. To your cherished daughters Peggi, Ann, Katherine, brother Bill, and their families, we extend our deep sympathy and abiding love. Edith and Gordon Swan - Posted by: Gordon and Edith Swan (Friends) on: May 06, 2020

  • We met the lovely Mrs. Pound when she was a roommate of Ron's mother at Deer Lodge Geriatric Rehab. We never forgot her. She was so friendly to our mother and watched over her. Our sincere condolences to all the family on your loss. - Posted by: Lynne and Ron Fotti (Aquaintence) on: May 02, 2020

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