EILEEN KOEBEL

June 22, 1928 – October 11, 2008.

God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be,

He closed his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”

In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away,

Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay.

But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully, free from pain,

We would not wish you back to suffer that again.

So treasure her, Lord, in your garden of rest,

For here on Earth

She was one of the best.

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our precious wife, mother and grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are husband of 57 years, Clarence, and children, Brian (Dolly), Gail (the late Trevor Tupman), Steven (Anne), Kenneth (Gail), Sandra (Tom Josiassen), Sharon (Bruce Giesinger). She loved and was loved by her twelve grandchildren, Keith and Jeffrey, Lisa and Julie, Amelia and Lucianne, Adam and Cory, Jamie, Niki, and Amanda, and Hayley. She is also survived by two sisters Marjorie and Lillian and two brothers, Roy and Karl. The family wishes to thank Dr. Yarrow, the doctors and staff of the Cancer Centre, her home care nurses, and the kind staff at Hospice House. As a Registered Nurse, Eileen especially appreciated the care she received from the devoted people that came into her life in the last year. Private interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetary. Anyone wishing to remember Eileen may do so by donation to Hospice House, 2035 Ethel St., Kelowna BC V1Y 2Z6 or BC Cancer Foundation, 339 Royal Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.