Eileen Edgett (Upham) of Riverview stepped into the arms of Jesus on November 16,2022, at the Albert House Hospice, at the age of 95. She was born in Dover, NB, and was the daughter of the late Chester & Althea (Powell) Upham.
Eileen (Granny Go-Go) will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Wayne (Della) of Moncton; Nancy Haegele (Charlie) of El Paso, Texas; Darlene Cairns (John) of Moncton; and Ruth Allison (Ron) of Riverview. Also, seven grandchildren, Matthew Allen (Lisa); Derek Allen (Cara); Niki Edgett (Will); Natalie Leslie (Chris); Melissa Carey (Justin); Tess Oliver (Brad); Carrie Haegele (Alain); as well as eight great grandchildren and several step grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Eileen is pictured above on her 90th birthday with her great-grandson Cason.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ron in 1992 and brother Elmer (Bud) Upham in 2015.
Eileen was a retired employee of KPMG Chartered Accounting firm after many years of service. She was also a volunteer at Spencer Memorial Home and the Albert County Food Bank a few years ago.
She was a member of the Journey Church, Riverview Campus and the Moncton Wesleyan Seniors. She was also a member of the Riverview Parklane Tuesday Senior bowling league, Moncton Fairlanes Thursday bowling league and the Hillsborough Friday night bowling league.
Her other hobbies included knitting for her many craft fairs, Wesleyan Senior bus tours and just hanging out with her two daughters, Darlene and Ruth, who live here in the city.
The family will be receiving friends and visitors at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007) on Friday, December 2nd from 6-8 pm, with a Celebration of Life taking place at the funeral home on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am with Pastor David Way presiding, with a reception to follow. For those unable to attend the service will be live-streamed.
Those wishing to make a donation in Eileen’s memory may do so at the funeral home to the Shenstone Cemetery (near Hillsborough) where some of her family will also be laid to rest, or to the Albert House Hospice in Moncton. Online condolences may be expressed to her family at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca
To watch Eileen’s service, please click here.