1918 ~ 2016
Our beloved mother and friend Eileen Burford, born March 12, 1918 in Vancouver, BC, passed away on Valentine’s Day while sitting peacefully in her suite. She was just shy of her 98th birthday. Mom cherished her family and friends. She absolutely loved music; she enjoyed playing “Happy Birthday” on the piano for her family and friends and was a choir member, pianist, founding supporter of the Vernon District Performing Arts Centre and enjoyed many concerts of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Eileen was an active member in the Trinity United Church. She spent her earlier days skiing with her husband Ron on Silver Star Mountain. Eileen will be forever loved and missed by her son Ralph Burford (Donna), daughter Meredith (Larry) Christensen, grandchildren Scott (Lei-Launi) Burford, Jennifer Christensen (Cory Balzer), Catherine Christensen (Brandon Parsons), great grandchildren Kayleigh Burford, Melia Balzer, Sarah and Landon Parsons along with nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is predeceased by her husband Ronald Burford, sister and three brothers. A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity United Church at a later date. Special thanks to all the people who helped Eileen at Carrington Place.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237