January 27, 1958 – January 29, 2023
It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our wife, mom, granny and friend. Eileen passed peacefully on January 29, 2023, surrounded by family.
Left to mourn Eileen is the love of her life Kevin Wilton; her children Sean, Adam, Christopher (Micar); her grandchildren Dakota, McKayla, Keon and Aleaha; Kevin’s children Shelby (Matt) and Brooke (Christine). She also leaves behind, her siblings, John (Donna), Richard (Sinead), Mary (Allan), Michael (Carol), Kathleen and her brother in law Howie as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Shortt and her sister Margaret O’Neill.
Eileen moved to Winnipeg in 1978, this is where her boys were born and the place she called home. Her door was always open, her ear was always open and she would dole out her words of wisdom and advice to anyone who needed them. She made quite a few lasting friendships with people who became like family to her (you know who you are).
She started her career in the insurance business as an administrative assistant, through hard work and determination to build a better life for her and the boys, she worked her way up the corporate ladder. She was getting ready to retire from her Regional Vice-President role, when she became ill.
Eileen loved spending her weekends at her seasonal site at Netley Resorts in Petersfield, the deck was always a welcoming place for anyone walking by, and if you stayed long enough, a dance party might break out. She will be missed.
Eileen and Kevin loved life, they enjoyed traveling together, especially for winter getaways to Cuba. Although they didn’t have as many years together as they wanted, they packed a lifetime of memories into those years.
A Celebration of Life in Eileen’s honor is planned for February 12th @ 2:00 pm at Inn at the Forks Ballroom. Speeches will begin at 3:00 pm. Bring your dancing shoes, Eileen wanted a party and that is what she will have.
Eileen has requested in lieu of flowers, donations to Siloam Mission in her memory.
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