Passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 at the age of 90 in Williams Lake, BC. Eileen was born on June 26, 1925 in Nanaimo, BC.
She married William (Bill) Crellin, the love of her life and together they raised a happy family, Jim, Jan and Kathy, in Nanaimo. Eileen enjoyed a wonderful career as a travel agent for many years with Around the World Travel. She loved to arrange trips for clients and also enjoyed helping solve all the challenges and difficulties that accompany organizing trips and travel abroad. She and Bill loved to travel and had many wonderful adventures around the world together. Bill died in 1994 – a terrible loss for Eileen. Later in her life Eileen spent many happy years with Roy Saunders who had also lost his wife.
In 2008, Eileen embarked on the adventure of a lifetime and moved to Williams Lake to be closer to family. She enjoyed 7 great years closely involved in the lives of her children, Jim Crellin (Alison), Jan Fichtner (Bruce), Kathy Balogh (Al) and their families. She will be greatly missed by us, her children, as well as her grandchildren Fiona Steeves (Pete), Paul Crellin (Tara), Reid Fichtner (Kaarina) and great grandchildren Lucy, Nina and Calvin Steeves, Taya and Lyndon Crellin.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Bernie Ruane and the folks at the Williams Lake Seniors Village for their careful and respectful care of our Mom. Special, special thanks to Lisa, Linda, Mary-Beth, Jesus and nurse Crystal at the Seniors Village for their gentle kindness and caring that made such a difference to her quality of life.
In respect with Eileen’s wishes, there will not be a service. Those wishing to honor Eileen’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336