Eileen (nee Birchmore)
1923 – 2013
Madelaine, Curtiss and Mark regret to report that their mother Eileen quietly passed away at the Red Deer Hospital June 19, 2013. The family would like to thank all the staff on the cardiac and palliative care wards for their kind and excellent support. Mum was predeceased by our dad, Bud (2011), and all her siblings. She is survived by Madelaine and Lee Hicks, Curtiss and Mary Lund, Mark and Lois Lund (Hans, Anna and Eric). Mum was born in Sussex, England the daughter of a successful baker and grocer. After graduating from high school in 1942 she worked for the British post office until the end of the war. Mum met Dad towards the end of the war, and after a brief courtship, married him on July 11, 1945; she followed him to Canada some 6 months later on a ship load of “war brides.” These war brides became her “Canadian sisters” and lifelong friends. Mum joined Dad and Grand-dad in the family business, Lund’s Red Deer Florists. Mum worked alongside Dad for 37 years in the shop. Mum’s interests were her family, the business and service to the community. She belonged to both service and fraternal organizations. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church her whole life. In retirement, Mum enjoyed travel with family and friends, entertaining, and maintaining a home where family and friends were always welcome for a great meal or place to stay. Mum’s wish is that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Red Deer SPCA, or to the St. Luke’s Anglican Church – Building Fund. Mum has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (4929-54 Street, T4N 2G7), Red Deer, on July 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., lunch in the hall afterwards, with interment at the Red Deer Cemetery later that afternoon.
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