Eileen Sonja


Eileen Sonja Parker, 80, of Nanaimo, BC, peacefully passed away on August 21, 2013.

Eileen, affectionately known as “Ella”, was born to Otto & Astrid Jerstad on August 13, 1933 in her beloved hometown Prince Rupert, BC. She lived there most of her life until she moved to Nanaimo in 1994 to help raise her grandchildren. As a hard-working mother of 4 and loving grandmother, Eileen has always been dedicated to keeping her family together.

She was an accomplished career woman and possessed many talents. Eileen worked as an executive secretary for the RCMP, BC government, and the mill in Prince Rupert, as well as, a court stenographer. She was a beautiful piano player and loved to walk, read and spend time with her loved ones. She will be remembered as a strong and beautiful woman that made everyone smile.

Eileen is survived by her sister Ruthie (Harry) and brother Arnold. Her children: Robbie (Bonita), Lynne, and Ann (Tony). Her grandchildren: Brant (his son Ethan), Scott, Ryan, Karen, Ashley & Kirsten. Her nephew Bob and niece Dale. She has re-connected in heaven with her parents and her son, Greg. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

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