December 10, 1938 – Estevan, SK
June 8, 2014 – Calgary, AB
The Kilpatrick family is saddened to announce the passing of Eileen Kilpatrick, beloved wife of Ian Kilpatrick, mother of Frazer, Armelle, Aurele and Ariane and proud Grandmother to Shea, Sadie, Kyra, Josh, Caleb and Mitchell.
Eileen was born Eileen Martha Zimmerman to Marcus and Therese Zimmerman Dec 10, 1938 in Torquay, SK, one of thirteen children. After attending business education school, Eileen worked at Beaver Lumber in Regina where she and Ian (stationed at the RCMP) fell in love. After Ian was transferred to Thompson, Manitoba with the RCMP, Eileen followed where she worked as a secretary at Inco Mine. Later that year they were married in Torquay, Saskatchewan in Sept 1961. Soon after, they settled in Calgary where Ian took a position with the Calgary City Police.
Eileen obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary in 1978 and was promptly hired by the Catholic school system, teaching a variety of students from Grades 1 to 12 over the next 25 years. She was an accomplished educator and was one of the first to teach computer skills—she was much loved and respected. After retiring as teachers, Eileen and Ian hosted numerous guests at a bed and breakfast in the Okanagan for over 10 years. She passed peacefully at Rosedale Hospice of cancer.
The family is extremely grateful to Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Rosedale Hospice for the excellent care she received. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to cancer research or www.hospicecalgary.com.
The service will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, (1566 Northmount Drive NW) on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Eileen Kilpatrick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences