WALLIN – Eileen (nee Wallace)
A bright new star arrived in the sky at 1:30am on April 22nd, 2008. Every night this star will shine down upon her loved ones: her three children, Brenda, Dianne and Greg, her five grandchildren, Kelly, Kristin, Sarah, Tessa and Jesse and her great grandson (her little angel) Owen. Pre-deceased by her husband Reuban Allan, many loved brothers and sisters, and endeared friends Daniella, Helen & Bruno.
Eileen was born in Verdun, Quebec, daughter of John and Janet Wallace, and met Reuban (a member of the Canadian Navy) in Halifax, in 1945, while serving as a wren in WWII. They married in Victoria, BC, in 1946, and settled in Burnaby where they raised their three children.
Eileen was a dedicated mother who enjoyed time gardening, swimming, curling, ice skating and entertaining. Eileen could often be found swimming early morning laps in the family pool, tending her rose gardens and hanging baskets or planning lavish dinner parties. Eileen was also an avid dancer, and in her later years greatly enjoyed getting dressed up for a night of ballroom dancing with her good friend Bruno.
Eileen supported her husband and was always by his side in establishing his very successful business. In later years, Eileen traveled extensively with Reuban to Europe, Asia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and her favorite place to share with her family, Maui, HA. The two of them also spent an abundant amount of time on their second home, the Golf Commander, traveling and exploring the seas of the West Coast together.
Being a Grandmother was one thing that Eileen cherished deeply. She was a loving, attentive, generous, fun, and nurturing Nanny. She was always there when she was needed and was often the guest of honor at her grandchildren’s tea parties.
Eileen was a very committed friend and built long-lasting friendships with numerous, special people throughout her life. If you touched Eileen’s heart she would never let go and she would cherish her friendships deeply. Eileen is remembered by two special friends, Margaret and Ida, who meant a great deal to her and provided wonderful support for her throughout the years.
Eileen will always be remembered by the people who loved her as a lady with class, beauty, dignity and grace. Her personality and beauty radiated from her and attracted those around her. Like Eileen, her star will now shine brightly upon her loved ones sending guidance and protection along their way until they meet again – for a dance amongst the stars.
A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held on Wed. April 30th at 2:00pm at Ocean View
Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby.