It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother Eileen Gilbert. The Lord called Mom Home on July 8, 2013 at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Elmer Gilbert and daughter Lorrie. Left to mourn Mom’s passing are her children: Donald (Rae), Bonnie, Wendy and Greg, numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces and many dear friends. Mom was born on December 29, 1920 in Barrie, Ontario. It was there that she met the love of her life, Elmer Gilbert at Camp Borden, Ontario. They were married on February 23, 1946 and had five wonderful children: Donald, Bonnie, Wendy, Greg and Lorrie. She had 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mom was a long time resident of Stettler, Alberta working in the Cafeteria of Wm. E. Hay Composite High School and was best known for her spaghetti, hot turkey sandwiches and upside down cheese burgers. She was known for her love for her family, the Lord, dancing, the maple leaves during the fall season in Barrie, Ontario and ice cream sundaes. Mom’s faith in the Lord was her life as she accepted the Lord at 17 years of age. She loved being involved with the Church, Sunday School, CGIT, Choir, Vacation Bible School and Bible study and prayer. Mom came from an athletic family; her brothers: Ab, Donnie, Vern and Alvin were very well known within the hockey circles in Ontario. Mom and her sister Edith won the Provincial Juvenile Fastball Championship in Ontario. The family wishes to thank Dr. Agwaze, the hospital staff and home support services for the care their mother received. Funeral services will be held on July 12, 2013 at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Pastor Nathan Mullen officiating. Congregational hymns were Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Heaven Came Down, Glory Filled My Soul and What A Friend We Have In Jesus. Daughter in law Rae Gilbert, granddaughters Carmen Bull and Lisa Daily gave a loving tributes to Eileen. A pictorial tribute was presented by the family. Honorary pallbearers were Elwood and Betty Kirkpatrick, Vern Dempsey, Fern Lindstrom, Charlie and Jean Usher, Steve and Karen Armstrong and Bizz and Jean Gilbert; active pallbearers were her grandsons: Craig Armstrong, Kent Armstrong, Rodney Armstrong, Duane Daily, Caleb Desilets, David Gilbert, Brent Gilbert and Andrew Gilbert. Eileen was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery beside her loving husband Elmer. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Word of Life Congregation. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation or charity of your own choice. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at


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