WASLEN; Eileen Mary. Passed away on February 15, 2013 at the age of 79.

She is predeceased by her husband Ron. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Kim); son, Ken (Tracey); son, Kevin (Cathy); and grandchildren: Brittany, Tristan, and Kendall.

After moving to Yarrow in 1969 and establishing their farm and greenhouses, Eileen became very involved in her community. She was a member of the Tennette’s and a founding member of the Yarrow Ratepayer’s Association. Among her many projects she was a driving force behind the first Yarrow Days. Her proudest achievement though, would be that after years of fundraising through bingos at the Forester’s Hall and community dinners in Yarrow, was to finally see the construction of the new Yarrow Community Hall. When she wasn’t busy manageing the hall, you would find her in her greenhouses or flowerbeds.

Yarrow didn’t have a bigger booster than Eileen and her work ethic and willingness to take on any task will be missed by the community.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Yarrow Community Hall (of course!) on March 17, 2013 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Yarrow Ratepayers Association or the charity of your choice.

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