Audrey Eileen Bennett

Born August 21, 1942 and raised in Cabbagetown, Toronto, Eileen, moved to Vancouver during the 1960’s counterculture movement. A voracious reader and listener of music, Eileen moved to Cumberland in 1979 and expanded her interests to include playing guitar and piano, gardening, screen printing and painting fabric. Proud, irreverent, and generous to a fault, Eileen’s presence would fill a room with her passionate discussions of art, music and politics. An ardent activist, she attended demonstrations throughout her life to defend the principles she believed in. She passed these principles, and her passions, on to the numerous Cumberland youth who she befriended.

Eileen died at home of cancer on Wednesday, January 6th. Predeceased by her best friend Bo, survived by her sister Pat, son Booker (Twyla), daughter Robin, grandsons Reed and Sam and her wusband Tony.

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