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WAY: Eilleen Mary (Jamieson) of Grand Bend

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On May 3, 2019 @ 3:08 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 17 Comments

WAY: Eilleen Mary (Jamieson) of Grand Bend

Born June 8, 1930, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 just shy of her 89th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late Leo Way.  Loving mother of Richard (Maggie), Gloria Day (Simon), and Leisa Way (David Nairn), and grandmother of Rebecca Cherwonak (Jody), Barbara Anselmo (Nelson), Jake Day (Chantel), John Way (Catherine Hilliard), Eric Way, and Scott Way, and great-grandmother of five.  Sister to Gloria Rowlandson, and predeceased by sisters Lavina Perrin, Jean Hamilton, Eveline Duffy, brothers Gordon, Lawrence, Wilmer & Jim Jamieson, and parents William Jamieson and Mary MacDonald. Eilleen was born in Callander, Ontario, into a large family of nine.  Her Dad played the fiddle and his love of music was instilled in his children, who all played instruments. Eilleen in particular loved to step dance.  She met the love of her life, Leo, at a square dance. He was the caller and always joked that he ‘called to her heart’.  They married in 1948 and their children were born in Kitchener, where Eilleen worked for almost 20 years at the Hi-Way Market.  They moved to Sault Ste. Marie briefly before settling in Copper Cliff (near Sudbury). Eilleen worked at the Pinto Store, where everyone in town knew and loved her for her bright smile and sunny personality. Over the years, Leo and Eilleen were valued Foster Parents, welcoming many children into their home, and changing so many lives with their unconditional love.  When Leo passed, Eilleen moved to Grand Bend to be closer to her family, her greatest love.  She showed that love by feeding everyone. Her famous cinnamon buns will be missed, along with Grandpa’s favourite ‘appropriate’ date-filled cookies.  Heartfelt thanks to the medical team at South Huron Hospital in Exeter, Ontario for their incredible care and kindness. 

Donations can be made to: South Huron Hospital Foundation (attn: Kimberley 519-235-2700) to purchase needed equipment in Eilleen’s memory. 

A celebration of her beautiful life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich.  

Condolences for the family of “WAY: Eilleen Mary (Jamieson) of Grand Bend”

Condolence from Sandy Kelders on May 3rd, 2019 5:12 PM

My deepest condolences to Eilleen’s family.
I truly enjoyed our little visits.

Condolence from Elaine Clarke on May 3rd, 2019 5:23 PM

Rebecca, Jody and Lillian
Thinking of you at this difficult time…. treasure the many memories and hold them close to your heart …..
Always and forever ????

Condolence from Kathy McFarland on May 4th, 2019 12:13 AM

I was privileged to met and enjoy time with your mom at Prince George Retirement. She was a strong and beautiful soul. My sympathy and prayers go out for you. Have no doubt she loved you with all her heart. She will be remembered fondly

Condolence from don wagner on May 4th, 2019 8:47 AM

My deepest Condolences to Richard, Dodie and Leisa who I have yet to meet; Your Mom was a wonderful Women, who I boarded with in 1958 for about 6 months while I worked for inlaw Gus Rosiak. Long time since seen, but always remembered, God Bless, don wagner, Powassan.

Condolence from Cheryl McDonald Lamarche on May 4th, 2019 1:08 PM

Our Condolences to the family. So sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She was a very sweet soul. Her brother Jim was my stepfather. God received another Angel. ????

Condolence from Mary Lennox Evans on May 5th, 2019 9:57 AM

My sincere condolences on the passing of Eilleen. I never met her, but my mother Beverly Skuce , would have been a childhood friend. The Jamieson family was well known in rural Callander. If you close your eyes you can hear the fiddles and the laughter . All the best to her family at this sad time.

Condolence from Caroline Dombrowski Woelfle on May 6th, 2019 1:29 PM

My deepest sympathy to Richard , Dodie and Lisa. I have many happy memories while living next-door to Eileen and Leo in Centerville. Specially a trip to calendar with them .

Condolence from Donna Newell on May 6th, 2019 3:53 PM

My deepest condolences to Richard, Dodie and Leisa. My fondest memories are when she baked the miniature apple pie and always let me get into her closet and pull out all her high heel shoes. She was a beautiful, sweet person and will be greatly missed by many.

Condolence from Ron and Pat Wagner on May 6th, 2019 4:53 PM

Dear Leisa, Richard and Gloria…. Ron and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. We are going to miss her smiling face at the Way Reunion. She had such a kind and welcoming presence about her, that you just had to give her a big hug when you saw her. Take heart, in that you had her for so long, some aren’t as fortunate. She will forever be in your hearts and knowing that, is what will get the family through this sad time.

Time will dull the sadness but thank goodness for the memories.

Ron and Pat

Condolence from Mozart and Julie on May 6th, 2019 6:36 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family . We are so saddened to have heard the news of Gran’s passing. This little lady won our hearts over the first time we met her. She was fortunate to be part of a family who appreciated just how special she was. She was an active participant on my facebook and loved a good joke. She will be so missed. How wonderful to have lived such a full long life.. Mozart , Julie and family.

Condolence from Dennis Perrin on May 6th, 2019 7:58 PM

I loved this lady very much…when I left school and moved south, I lived with Aunt Eileen for several months and she and Uncle Leo, cousins Richard and Gloria made me feel like family..great times and I remember Aunt Elieens famous tomato soup cake….which she made me whenever I ask for it… I will miss her dearly. ❤️

Condolence from Darren Rau on May 6th, 2019 8:26 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss.

Condolence from Glenda Lewis on May 7th, 2019 9:31 PM

Dear Leisa and family. I was so sorry to read of your dear Mother’s passing. I enjoyed chatting with her while she was a patient in the hospital. What a dear lady she was. May all your wonderful memories of her help you during this sad time.

Condolence from Elva & Jerry Way on May 8th, 2019 12:26 PM

Our sincere condolences to Eilleen’s family. She was a kind & loving aunt & will be sadly missed by us. We have many happy memories of times together.

Condolence from Kathy (Lorentz) McGough on May 8th, 2019 1:17 PM

Soo sorry Rich, Gloria and Lisa. What a beautiful lady. I will always remember Eilleen’s home made donuts . They were awesome She would always bring Gloria and I special treats home after work at the Hiway Market.
She never give Gloria and I grief when we stayed up all night listening to the Beatles latest albums. I was so sad when the family moved from Centerville up north. Many many warm memories. What a Lady!!!

Condolence from Andy Choles on May 9th, 2019 11:24 PM

Sorry to hear of the loss of you mother.

Condolence from Gwen White on January 15th, 2020 9:46 AM

Hello Gloria and family. I realize that this a really late. But I just found out about your mom passing away. Please except my deepest condolences. I know how much she meant to you all. Hope you are well Gloria! I miss you.

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