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Born: Apr 09, 1918

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2022

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(nee CARTY)

April 9, 1918 – March 9, 2022

Mom passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Her passing was peaceful and without complications.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Carol (Wade); sons, Raymond (Georgette) and John (Lee). She will be missed by her grandchildren, Geraldine (Jason), Brian, Geni, Michael (Jana), Bonnie, Michelyn (Steve), Christian (Robyn), Kyla (Kevin), Colleen, Denise (Jesse), Evan (Lauren) and Braeden (Jasmin). She was blessed with 15 great- grandchildren, Lindsay, Michael, Shaunnessey, Matthew, Reese, Sara, Samantha, Elle, Payne, Mattea, Maryn, Mia, Lincoln, Felix and Malcolm; as well as two great-great-grandsons, Miles and Ethan. She is also survived by one sister-in-law Gwen Griffin and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Thomson in 1987 and her daughters, Patricia in 1987 and Nona in 2001, as well as her seven siblings and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law.
Eileen was born on April 9, 1918, in County Leitrim in Ireland. She was educated in Ireland and went to England to study nursing at St. Lawrence's Hospital. There she met and married a Canadian soldier, Tommy Jones on June 2, 1943 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Caterham Surrey County in England.
Mom came to Canada in August 1946 and settled into a life of farming with Dad in Warren, where they raised their three daughters and two sons. She enjoyed farm life, especially raising the newborn calves and she named each one of them. Mom also loved vegetable and flower gardening and baking. Mom was a proud member of the Irish War Brides Society, the Royal Canadian Legion and a founding member of the Church of Annunciation in Woodlands and was active in liturgy and catechism. She loved music, especially when she had the opportunity to dance and do the Irish jig.
Through all her trials and tribulations, her greatest joy in life was her family throughout four generations. Mom had enduring faith in God and always reminded us that she was praying for us all during our ups and downs. We are all truly blessed to have had her in our lives as long as we did.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Fisher Branch Personal Care Home for their loving care and kindness during her stay there the past year and a half.
Private Mass will be held at the Church of the Annunciation in Woodlands for immediate family.
If friends or family so desire, donations may be made to the Church of Annunciation Woodlands, MB or to a charity of your choice.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Ray, Georgette, Michleyn, Christian and all the Jones Family, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, but so happy she lived such a long good life. She was a special lady, and will always have fond memories of her. Love Kurtis and Cheryl - Posted by: Cheryl McCartney (Friend) on: Jul 01, 2022

  • We are so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She had a great long life! There are many memories for all of you to keep near and dear to your hearts. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Take care! - Posted by: Bernie and Greg Savoie (Family friends) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My sincerest condolences to your family. I remember Auntie Eileen and Uncle Tom visiting Mum and Dad in Ashern. They were such warm people. Uncle Tom and Dad met by chance many years ago when Uncle Tom was driving gravol truck in Ashern. My Dad and Mum spoke fondly of them. She is with Uncle Tom again. Heaven has gained another Angel. - Posted by: Fran Jones Kerbrat (Cousin) on: Mar 12, 2022

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