With broken hearts, and a lifetime of treasured memories, we announce the passing of Eileen Smith on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital Dunnville. Wife of the late Kent Smith, mother of Deborah Cockburn and Lori Grebenc, Grandmama of Olivia Grebenc, mother-in-law of Bill Cockburn and the late Tom Grebenc, great-grandma of Liam Daniel Tam, Grandmama-in-law of Kuan Tam, sister of the late Hugh (Peggy) Golden, Rodney (Lise) Golden, and Brian (Lynne) Golden and their families. Eileen was our witty, fashionable, independent mother and we are blessed to have had her influence in our lives. She loved her jujubes from Pupo’s, her perch from Minor’s, and her Senators from Ottawa. She loved her gardens, her kitties, her shopping trips to Buffalo, but, most of all she loved us ‘her girls’. Thank you to our church family at St. Paul’s Anglican in Dunnville for their faith, friendship and support. Thanks as well to Dr. Mark Levine and Dr. Parveen Wasi and their teams at Juravinski Cancer Centre who always gave us hope, and for their care and comfort. Thank you to Dr. Xu, and to the staff at H.W.M.H. for their care and compassion shown to our mother and family, during our mother’s last days. A funeral service will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 233 Lock St. W., Dunnville on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation.
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.