RUSK; Eileen Alice
1922 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our wonderful Mother. Eileen Alice Rusk passed away on October 22, 2014 at Bevan Lodge in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle Rusk in 1983 and is survived by her four children, Lynda (Joe), Don (Lori), Jeri (John) and Alison (Peter). She leaves a legacy of 8 grandchildren: Vanna, David, Angela, Tracy, Erin, Kristen, Courtney & Mackenzie as well as 16 great-grand- children. Eileen was born in Saskatoon, SK on August 25, 1922. She and Lyle lived in Toronto, Saskatoon and Victoria. They owned and operated a family business, Rusk’s Grocery Store, in Victoria for many years. Eileen later worked at Victoria Cablevision until her retirement when she moved to Abbotsford to be near her two daughters and their families. Family meant everything to her and she thrived on their love and times spent together.
Our Mom was the most special lady with a warm, giving heart and a sense of humour that lifted and sustained those around her. Her greatest sense of pride were her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Her walls were papered with an abundance of family pictures. She provided a wonderful example of how to live a life filled with love, humour, encouragement, kindness, forgiveness and dignity. The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate care-givers at BEVAN LODGE for their wonderful care of our Mother during the past 9 years. You made her life more comfortable in so many ways. There will be no formal funeral service. A small family memorial to celebrate her life will take place at a later date.