April 23, 1917 – April 10, 2013
It is with a sad heart, that we announce the passing of
Eileen Kosmolak, who left us peacefully on April 10, 2013.
Born in Eriksdale, Manitoba, to Andrew Graham Neely and Olaf Metta Summarlidadottir, Eileen was the second oldest of four sisters.Predeceased by her husband John Kosmolak (Dec 1987), her
son Frederick Graham Kosmolak (Nov 1984), and her sisters
Jane Johnson and Marianne Halliday, she is survived by her sister Elizabeth (Betty) Adlard, her two daughters Marilyn Leigh Benson and Bette Anne Kosmolak, six grandchildren (Scott Benson, Kelly Benson, Andrew TerMarsch, Graham TerMarsch, Shea Kosmolak, and Hagen Kosmolak), and seven great-grandchildren (Chase, Emmett, Logan, Ronan, Fred, Eric and Riley).
Eileen will be remembered by many people for many things…
Her daughters remember that she was an avid supporter of the community through (among others) the Royal Purple and the Eastern Star, even when that meant that the fancy baking on the counter wasn’t for them.
Her sisters remember that she bore the burden of surviving
both her son and her husband, both of whom were taken from
her before their time.
Her friends remember that she was an avid sports fan, following almost every sport expect football… she knew more about hockey and baseball than most sports announcers.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren remember that her door was always open, and that there was always a cookie or a small chocolate waiting inside when they came to visit.
In the years that follow us after we’re gone, we are defined by the legacy we leave for our children, their children, and their children’s children. Eileen leaves us with a legacy of unending and unconditional love and support. While she could debate any point and win (whether she was right or wrong), there was never any question that she loved you, that she’d stand behind you as you ventured forth into the world, or that she’d be there to support you and hold you up through times of trouble.
We’ll miss you Eileen. When our own time comes, may we all
go as you did; our mind sharp as a tack, our heart full of love, surrounded by family, and passing peacefully in our sleep.