Eileen FITTON (nee PAULET)

Lady Eileen Cecil Fitton (nee Paulet)

August 22, 1917 –May 3, 2013

Eileen passed away peacefully on May 3 at New Horizons where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years. Eileen is pre-deceased by her first husband, Harry Evan Martin, her second husband, Joseph Fitton and their youngest daughter Judith. She was also pre-deceased by her sister, Pamela and her brother Richard.

Eileen is survived by 7 children, Gillian, Susan (Luis), Francis (Victoria), Theresa (Neil), Jonathan (Lona), Margaret, and Catherine.

Eileen has 16 grandchildren; Jane (John), Edward, Robert, Peter, Chrisol (Ciara), Michael, Alice (Ian), Shane (Brandi), Kala (David), Deanna (Ryan), Sheldon (Isabelle), Jeff (Erica), Will (Sarah), Nathan, Andrew (Hannah), and Ruben.

Great grandchildren: Jamie, Harry, Faith, Lorenco, Alfonso, Sierra, Aada, Ethan, and Sharlie

Great great grandchild: Leila.

Eileen was born in Mayfair, London, England to Charles and Lilian Paulet. She went to school in Switzerland. Eileen drove an ambulance in London during the Blitz in the Second World War. She was a dedicated mother and wife and in 1957 she and Joe emigrated to Canada with six children. Catherine and Judith were born later in Canada.

The family settled in Vancouver and all the children went through school there. She moved to Campbell River in 1976, and lived here happily ever since. Many of her children have also settled here and Campbell River has become the hub for the family. Eileen volunteered at the CR Museum for 10 years and grew to know and love the community.

Eileen was always a second “Mum” to all her children’s friends and everyone was always welcome in her home. She will be remembered as a loving, quiet, strong, determined, fun-loving, adventurous person and everyone who knew her has many happy memories to cherish and share.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at New Horizons for their compassionate care, and to the home help workers who were so kind prior to that.

There will be a private service at Sutton’s Funeral Home on Saturday, May 11 at 12:00 PM for the family, followed by a Celebration of Life at The Royal Coachman Carriage Room from 1:00 pm. – 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to PADS would be greatly appreciated.

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