Eelin Jean Fulton
1936 – 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of Eelin Fulton announces her passing on
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Ivy House Care Facility in Invermere with her family at her side.
Eelin was born to William and Maude Griffiths on June 25, 1936 in Toronto. Eelin and her family moved to Montreal when she was eight and lived there until her father was transferred to Terrace, BC. In 1954 Eelin gained employment with Columbia Cellulose in Prince Rupert. From there she was transferred to Vancouver and became the office manager in their Research and Development Branch. Eelin met and married her future
husband Lorne in 1965 and they began their life together in Kimberley, BC. Eelin started her career as a school
secretary in 1967, and except for a two year hiatus after the birth of her son Jaime, she worked until her retirement in 1997. During her time with the school district Eelin worked in almost every school in Kimberley. Following her
retirement, Eelin was asked to become a member of the Kimberley and District Community Foundation, which is tasked with helping provide funding to worthy applicants and organizations. Eelin continued as recording secretary
for the foundation until ill health forced her resignation.
Eelin is survived by her husband Lorne, son Jamie (Nicole) and her beloved granddaughters Mackenzie and Breelin.
She is also survived by her sister Sheila Doyle, brother Ian Griffiths (Karen) and their families. Eelin was predeceased by her parents Bill and Maudie Griffiths and her brother-in-law
The family would like to thank the staff at Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook and Ivy House in Invermere, as
well as Dr. Van Zyl and Dr. Johnson for their wonderful care and compassion. A memorial gathering to celebrate Eelin’s life will take place in the spring of 2017. Donations in her memory can be made to the Kimberley and District
Community Foundation, 42 – 101st Avenue, Kimberley, British Columbia, V1A 1A3.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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