April 23, 1961 – January 25, 2022
Our dear sister Eileen Agnes Pierce passed suddenly on the morning of January 25, 2022, in a tragic automobile accident near Willow River, B.C.
Eileen was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan April 24, 1961. She was the fifth of seven children born to Jack and Pauline Pierce.
When Eileen was five years old, the family moved to the acreage on West Fraser Road in Quesnel. Eileen spent her youth nestled up in the Caribou Hills and calmed on the cooling banks of the Fraser River.
Eileen was well known for her candour, always looking for fun, action and justice. Her social ease, non-judgemental, and genuine interest in people meant she was constantly meeting new people and forming deep personal relationships along the way.
Eileen was also the one child in the family capable of epic tantrums if she did not get her way. Mom always gave in! Eileen was aptly named after our Scottish Grandmother, Agnes Pierce; they shared many of the same personality traits.
As a teenage, Eileen transformed into a stunningly beautiful woman; she turned people’s heads. At this point, she quit school and started waitressing, first at the A&W Drive Inn and then later at the Green Leaf Restaurant. She had a dedicated group of customers for many years until the diner closed.
Eileen returned to school to complete her grade 12 diploma. She applied and was accepted into the registered nursing program in Prince George. Midway through her studies, she was unable to complete that program and opted into the Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
Prince George Association for Community Living hired Eileen after completing her studies. It was from this place of work that she was returning home at the time of her death. Eileen stood for justice and loved her work supporting vulnerable adults.
Eileen leaves to mourn; her Mother, Pauline. Siblings; Heather (David), Myrna (Terry), Rhonda (Gary), Janet (Patrick), Guy (Charlene). Along with thirteen nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved: Amy, Andrew, April, Dylan, Eldon, Gaelen, Jessica, Miranda, Riley, Ryan, Terry-Lynn, Thomas, and Travis.
Eileen was predeceased by her father, John Henry Pierce, Brother Ritchie Ross Pierce, and partners Lorne Anderson and Don Ball.
Our family mourns the loss of Eileen. She was a daughter, sister and aunty in a family who treasured her.
The best things in life are not things; they’re family.
We love you, and we miss you, Pookie.
We would like to thank the community of Willow River for the friendship, love and support you have given Eileen over the years. We are grateful for all of you and send blessings to you in this time of loss and healing.
There will be no funeral services at this time.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when life is done
I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright sunny days