November 8, 1925 ~ July 18, 2015
It is the End of an Era with the passing of our much loved Mom, Gran and Nana, our Sul, Joan Eakins, who passed peacefully on July 18, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Sul was predeceased by her husband, Jim, and will be deeply missed by her 5 children; Marty (Barb), Steve (Cheryl), Paul, Nancy (Mike) and Kelly, 6 grandchildren Darby (Scott), Sean, Danica, Lauren, Alden and Jessie, and her great-grandson Cooper.
Sul grew up in New Westminster and spent most of her childhood summers at Crescent Beach, where she loved to swim and was a member of the Crescent Beach Swim Club. It was here she would cross paths with her future husband and life partner, Jim. Sul married Jim in 1949 and in 1950 they moved to Nanaimo where they settled and began a lifetime together that was richly filled with family, friendships, golf, travel and a passion for creating amazing culinary delights and hosting dinner parties extraordinaire. She had a great sense of humour and wit and oh, how she loved to laugh. Sul was an avid golfer and member of the Nanaimo Golf Club and Cottonwood Golf Club where she celebrated a Hole in One at each club! She was ‘Louise‘ to Faye‘s ‘Thelma‘. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Ladies Coffee Group.
Our most sincere Gratitude and Thanks to the great care and compassion of Faye Burton, Dr. Spry, VIHA homecare nurses, Dr. King, and nursing staff at the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH who helped her make her Journey Home as gentle as possible.
A private Family Celebration will be held. A Come and Go Tea to Remember Sul’s Life will be held at a later date.
“May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand”
Donations would be welcome to the Canadian Cancer Society.