Obituary of Eileen Graff
EILEEN M. GRAFF (née NYE)
It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Eileen announces her passing on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the age of 82 years. She was predeceased by her husband Roland; parents, Robert and Anna Nye; brother Alvin Nye; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Eileen is survived by her daughter Lisa Graff; son Timothy Graff; grandchildren, Nicole Wilson (Chad) and Michael Tonner (Nicole Campbell); great-grandchildren, Abbigail and Isabella Wilson; brother Bob Nye (Barb); sister Lynn Nye; as well as many nieces and nephews. Eileen was born in Rosthern, SK on September 16, 1935 and grew up on a farm near Carlton, SK. Teaching elementary school in Eastend, she met Roland and together they journeyed through Melfort and Grenfell before settling in Regina to live and raise a family. Eileen will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who loved spending time with family and friends. She took great pride in being the best mother and grandmother she could be. Always quick to bake or cook something or sew the needed clothing or flags. Eileen could often be found playing bridge with many groups of friends or By George with her family. Work in her church and surrounding community was important to her. Over the years she was very active at St. Martin de Porres Parish, particularly with the CWL. Eileen was a blood donor as long as she was able, canvassed for organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and others. Funeral Mass to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held at St. Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1738 Quebec Avenue, Unit 26, Saskatoon, SK S4K 1V9 or the St. Martin de Porres Building Fund.