Posted: March 30th, 2020

Eileen Anne Van Winkle will be sadly missed but forever remembered by her family and friends. She passed away on March 27th, 2020 at 100 years of age. Eileen Anne Van Winkle (nee Gulak) leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters, Lois Parmar and Pamela (Wallace) Jans; three grandsons, Ben (Emerald), Graham (Michelle) and Jordan Jans; two great-grand daughters, Lily and Zoe Jans; one sister, Elaine Rewuski; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Van Winkle; her mother and father, Dmitri and Julia (Kuchrychen) Gulak; her brothers, Stephan, William (Wasyl), Carl, Walter and Orest Gulak; sister, Olga Rewuski; nephews, Brian Rewuski and Randy Gulak; and Niece, Lavina Gulak. Eileen’s unique sense of humour and her funloving ways made her many friends. Born January 7th, 1920, near Rhein, SK, she grew up working hard on the farm. She often talked about her early years and life on the farm. She met her future husband, Harry, while working at the Eatons’s Order Office in Cardston, AB. They soon moved to Medicine Hat where she spent the rest of her life. Eileen was known for her love of cooking and her wonderful meals and desserts. Every Halloween her homemade popcorn balls were a huge hit with the children in her neighbourhood. She spent endless hours working in her garden and putting up the produce. Her fridge and freezer were always full of good food that she had made. She knitted and crocheted, she sewed pretty dresses for her daughters when they were young, and later she learned quilting, making many quilts which were given to family. She also loved to read and usually had a biography in her hand. Her wish was for no formal ceremony but that her family gather together for a simple remembrance of her life. In lieu of flowers, Eileen’s memory would be best honoured by a random act of kindness or a donation to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Eileen Van Winkle. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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