Eileen Margaret Whelpton
December 14, 1936 - September 3, 2020
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma
and Great Grandma, Eileen Margaret Whelpton, on September 3, 2020.
Eileen leaves to mourn her brother, Murray (Ada), her children, Reid,
Darlene (Brian), Neil (Marcy), grandchildren, Cody, Adam, Lance, Brandy
(Rodel), Michael (Robyn), Shani (Ryan), Austin and Hayden. Mom was very
proud to be the Great Grandma of Carson, Emma, Behya, Ronin and Brynn.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband Calvin, daughter Beverly, brother
Gordon Reed and parents, David and Freda Reed.
Mom met Dad at the dance hall in Neepawa in the early ‘50s. Dad was
smitten right away, thinking she was older than she was. It was the
beginning of their life together. Mom and Dad were married on February 19,
1955. He took her to Mentmore, where she became a farmer’s wife and raised
their four children.
Mom and Dad semi-retired and moved to Hallboro in 1979. Here they were
able to take life a little slower. They eventually began spending winters
in Arizona. They enjoyed this phase of their lives immensely, making many
new friends from all over Canada and the USA.
Mom became a mainstay of the High School Rodeo circuit for several years.
She rarely missed a chance to see her grandsons rodeo and was known to all
the kids as Gramma Whelpton.
Mom was greatly blessed to have some great friends who took her under
their wing after Dad’s passing. Whether it was out for coffee, lunch,
shopping, bowling or shuffling, Mom’s social calendar was full. The family
will forever be grateful to the coffee crew and her close neighbours who
always looked out for Mom. For example, it was amazing how a full meal,
for both of us, just showed up on her kitchen table the day she came home
from a previous hospital stay.
A private graveside service took place on September 11, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, you may donate to the Neepawa District
Palliative Care or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, in her memory.
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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
304, 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6
Neepawa District Palliative Care Service
Box 1240, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0