Margaret (Eileen) Laing (nee Dudgeon)
1924 – 2015
Eileen Laing passed peacefully on Friday September 18th, 2015 at the Tabor Home in Morden. Auntie was predeceased by her husband, Jack Laing in 1981, her parents, Alec and Celia Dudgeon, her brothers, Ole, Allan and Arthur Dudgeon, niece, Judy Hoes (Dudgeon) and great niece, Taylor Christie. Remaining family celebrating her 91 years are brother, Dale Dudgeon (Phyllis), sisters in-law, Velma, Marion and Lorraine Dudgeon and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Auntie Eileen was born and raised at the Pearce homestead where she enjoyed a happy farm life. She recalled fondly her teaching years in Pearce, Alexandria and Calf Mountain districts in one room schools prior to retiring from Morden Elementary School in 1978 after 35 years of teaching. She was a well remembered teacher as evidenced by numerous phone calls and visits from former students over the years. Whenever she was about the community she was constantly greeted with "Mrs. Laing, you were my teacher! Do you remember me?" And she often did remember. Auntie Eileen had a unique and special connection with her nieces and nephews as well as her great nieces and nephews. She loved her family and was proud of everyone. She made everyone feel special, loved and cherished. She will be deeply missed for this. She also valued her numerous and close friendships. Missed also will be her very personalized cards and notes that were covered with her own flowery words and writings in every available space. Auntie Eileen loved her home as well as her homeland Canada. She was an avid reader of Canadian history and current events and Rex Murphy on CBC. Her most memorable holiday was the one spent on the Plains of Abraham in the Battlefields Park in Quebec City, Quebec.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday September 25, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church with interment at Chapel Cemetery in Morden. Her family would like to thank homecare and private care providers for their kind and devoted attention allowing Auntie to stay in her dearly loved home for as long as possible. Since January, the Tabor Home staff had provided her with a loving, safe and respectful homey environment. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made in Eileen’s memory to the Tabor Home.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements