May 30, 1928 – December 24, 2022
In loving memory ~
Eileen (Myrtle) McKenna, of Duncan, passed away at Cairnsmore Place, on December 24th, 2022, at the age of 94 years. She was the loving mother to daughter Dianna (Ron) Thistlethwaite of Chemainus, son Vic of Alberta, daughters Bonnie (Lauren) Holman and Debra Williams, and son Jim McKenna of Duncan. She will be dearly missed by her 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews on the mainland. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter Dianna in 2019 and son-in-law Ron in 2020.
Mom was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan to James and Myrtle Best. She worked in Prince Rupert at the Cannery, as a taxi dispatcher and a grocery cashier. They moved the family south to Surrey then to Duncan where she continued as a cashier at Super Value, Eatons food floor and then as head cashier at K&R Food Store until her retirement.
Mom was very proud of her beautiful garden. She made Christmas very special with all her decorations, receiving many compliments every year. She enjoyed the family dinners and celebrations. She will be missed. A gathering will be announced at a later date.
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