Eileen Geneva Micks (Nana)
October 14, 1929 – September 12, 2006
Passed away peacefully at Mills Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. She was born and raised in Palling, B.C, later moved to Prince George then settled in Terrace for the remainder of her life.
Although she worked at many different jobs throughout her life she spent twenty years as a matron at the Terrace Detachment of the RCMP where she retired at age 70. Her coworkers have remained her friends even after retirement. She was sure to have some baking on hand when they visited. She was known for her butter tarts and had a bucket of them ready for Christmas for some of her special people.
Eileen is survived by her husband Elmer Micks and Princess. Eileen is survived by her
children Norman (Lupe) Belina, Brian (Lorraine) Belina, Alice Letourneau, Deborah (Claude) Desimone, Jim (Sandra) Griffiths, Joy (Jamie) Beedle. Survived by her Grandchildren Marie, Carley, Tanner, Kegan, Clayton (Christy), Bethany, Yvonne (Gil), Laura, Joey (Kim), Lyndsay (Eric), Travis D, Travis G. Survived by her Great Grandchildren Jesse, Tiffany, Chelsey, Kailey, Taylor, Dylan. Eileen is also survived by her brother Gilbert, sister Barbara (David), many nieces, nephews and friends. Eileen has now joined her parents, her brother Bill (Jeanette), Bob (Lois), her sister Marion and her grandson Shane Belina.
Eileen loved doing crafts of all kinds and enjoyed sharing them with her family and friends. Her passion though was quilting and she was a member of the Kalum Kwilters who have done quilts for Mills Memorial Hospital, Terraceview, the Child Development Center and other charities to raffle off at fund raisers or use at their institution. They also made chemo hats for the cancer patients at MMH (and the surgeons), curtains and quilts for the labor rooms.
Eileen appreciated the wonderful care she received from her Doctors and the other Medical staff whether it was at the doctor’s office or the hospital. She thought they were all just great.
Eileen will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all those whose lives she touched. A memorial service was held on Sept. 16th at MacKay’s Funeral Home officiated by Charles Meek. A reception was provided and hosted by George and Gail Munson at the Northern Motor Inn – A special thanks from the family for the wonderful meal.
The family would like to thank all the friends who attended the service. Eileen would have been pleased.
“Before you go to sleep tonight look up in the sky and you will see a star
that wasn’t there before…It’s Eileen”