Edith Eileen Pickup

Pickup, Edith “Eileen”

(formally Kirkwood)


Eileen passed away after a short battle with cancer. Eileen is survived by her husband Brian Pickup (Kamloops); daughters: Carol-Ann (Brian) Lockhart of Terrace, Michele (John) Beech of Campbell River, Karen (David) Ringelheim of Kamloops; son Patrick (Michele) Kirkwood of Comox; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many other relatives.


“Though the voice

is quiet,

the spirit echoes still”


Time will ease the grief, but not erase the memories of our Mom. She was a generous woman with a kind heart, quick wit and an amazing smile. She had the ability to brighten a room simply by entering it.


Mom’s love of life was evident. It shows in her home, in her wonderful gardens and her more recent passion of painting. It shines through in the eyes of all who were fortunate to know and love her and will continue to do so through the memories we all hold dear. A true believer in seeing the lighter side of life, Mom’s sense of humor endured, even during the tougher days. We will do our best to continue to laugh with her, even through the tears, as we know it would be the way she wanted it.


We love you Mom