Eileen Lois Toots
“Geedy or Tutu”
Toots passed away peacefully on February 8, 2014 at the age of 88. She was sadly pre-deceased by her husband, Allan, and her niece Elaine. Eileen will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her aunt and good friend Dorothy, her brothers Bob (Shirley) and Patrick, her children Allan (Diana), Kathy (Bruce), Richard (Karen), Bob and her nephews Bill (Diane), Don and Bobbie. Eileen will also be missed by her grandchildren Kelly, Alia and Allan (who knew her as Tutu) as well as a long list of friends which she made over the years. Eileen was born in Vancouver and throughout school she was called Lois or by her nickname, Geedy, which her oldest friends still use. She met Allan and they were married in 1948. They moved to Deep Cove in North Vancouver where they raised their four children. In 1972 she went to work as a cashier at Woolco where she began being called Eileen. She did very well at Woolco and made many new friends. She retired from Woolco in 1985 when her husband Allan became ill and passed away. She continued living in the same house for another 20 years enjoying the company of several very good friends but eventually moved up to Summerland to a smaller more manageable home on Quinpool Road. In 2006 a stroke forced her out of her home to a temporary care facility (Kelly Care) for about a year. She spent the last six and a half years at the Summerland Seniors Village where she received excellent personal care from a wonderful group of Care Aids and LPN’s. Wherever Eileen went, people were drawn to her warm, cheerful, unassuming personality and her great smile. We will all miss her. A private memorial will be held in Vancouver for family and close friends on her birthday in August. As a memorial tribute, be nice to people and animals. She would have liked that.
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