Eilean Koen

Eilean Janet Koen (Holmes)

Tuesday, October 21st, 1930 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Passed away peacefully at the St. Lawrence Lodge on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Eilean Janet (Holmes) Koen, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the late John Koen and the late Gareth Birtch. Cherished mother of Donald (Elaine) Birtch, Shane (Karen) Birtch and Sandra (Larry) Eligh. Fondly remembered by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.Dear sister of Douglas (Cathy) Holmes and Geraldine (Keith) Webster. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Alice Holmes; her brothers Donald (Velma), Garry (Joan), and sister Norma (Robert).

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St., E, Brockville. Interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville and District Hospital Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences or make a donation online at
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    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    Maitland, ON K0E 1P0
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    A private family interment will be held at a later date.
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    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Lee Hanes

Posted at 08:59am
Kate and I send our condolences to Donnie, Shane and Sandra. Aunt Eileen was a very kind lady. I remember some summer holidays with Shane and family gatherings. She was a very welcoming aunt. My mother was always very fond of her.

Lee Hanes

Danielle Roelands

Posted at 07:59pm
So sorry for your loss!! It’s never easy to lose our loved ones....and loved she was!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! πŸ’•

Danielle Roelands Posted at 07:59pm

πŸ’œ Kevin, Danielle and boys

Hellen and Dale Bulanda

Posted at 07:22pm
Sandra, Shane, and Donnie;
You know our thoughts are with all of you and your families at this time. It was an honour to know your Mom over the years. Our trip to Vegas will always be one of my best memories of Eilean. She so enjoyed all of our crazy adventures during that trip, including a very special dance show!! Hug to all of you.

Jim Hanes

Posted at 06:03pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Donnie, Shane & Sandra on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you & your family at this difficult time.
Jim & Linda

Ruth (Hanes) Armishaw

Posted at 12:27pm
In loving memory of Eilean Birtch Koen my loving and happy aunt! Our sympathies to Donnie, Shane, Sandra and families.
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