Eileen was a very special lady to so many, with her big heart. I enjoyed working with Eileen at dif ... Read more
Eileen Francis Pagdin (nee McKay) was born in Oliver, BC in 1947. As a child, she moved with her family to Princeton where she and her dog Bowser spent hours roaming the hills in what she describes as an idyllic childhood. On graduation from high school, she trained at Royal Columbian Hospital and became a registered nurse. During this period, she made strong friendships with her fellow students; bonds that exists to this day. She met and married her first husband Nick and together they raised their three beautiful children at their home at Gardom Lake. In later years, she met and married John, her self proclaimed soul mate and partner in many expeditions into the wilderness they both loved.
She died peacefully on May 02, 2012, at the age of 64, after a long fight with cancer. She redefined the term “courage” and was surrounded with love at her death.
She is survived by her mother Irene Wales, brothers; David and Jerry, husband John and her three children; Ross, Lora and Kristy their spouses and five grandchildren.
Our sincere thanks for the support of a wide circle of friends, to Dr. Dirk Breugem, and to Interior Health for its endless supply of angels.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday May 12 at 10:00 am, a reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the war Amps of Canada, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9 or plant a tree in her memory.