Eileen Pagdin

Eileen Pagdin

Pagdin, Eileen Francis (nee. Mckay)

1947 – 2012

Eileen was born in Oliver BC in 1947. As a child, she moved with her family to Princeton where she and her dog Bowser spent hours roaming the hills in what she describes as an idyllic childhood. After graduating from high school, she trained at Royal Columbia Hospital and became a Registered Nurse. During this period, she made strong friendships with her fellow students—bonds that exist to this day.

She met and married Nick Postma and together they raised three beautiful children.

In later years, she met and married John Pagdin, her self proclaimed soul mate.

She died peacefully on May 2, 2012, at the age 64, after a long battle with cancer. She redefined the term “courage”, and was surrounded with love at her death.

She is survived by her mother Irene Wales, brothers; David and Jerry, husband John, and her children; Ross, Lora and Kristy, their spouses, and five grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday May 12.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the War Amps of Canada.


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