McLeod (Fountain), Eileen May
1947 - 2023
Eileen May (Fountain) McLeod of Lampman, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 76 at her home on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
Eileen is survived by three daughters Darlene (Barry) Gray, Kyle and Colin; Della (Blake) Dube, Lainey and Kailey and Donna (Del) Rae, Taylor and Tyvan. She is also survived by her brothers, Ronald Fountain, Raymond (Marion) Fountain and George Patenaude and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents Henry (Harry) and Helen Fountain; sister Irene Shaw; sisters-in-law, Elaine Fountain and Sharon Patenaude as well as nephews Randy and Rod Shaw.
Eileen was born January 29, 1947, in Dodsland, Sk, the youngest daughter of Henry (Harry) and Helen (Lamontagne) Fountain. She attended school in Dodsland and Plenty. She was involved in many sports and activities while growing up – figure skating, girls’ hockey and dance. Later in life, she took up curling, bingo, golfing, gardening and backyard sports with the grandkids. As a family, we spent many summers at the cabin at Cochin. She worked for Stats Canada, Rosebud’s Bakery and Rieder’s Pharmacy.
Mom was very resourceful, independent and creative. She enjoyed sewing and crafting. We would find her curled up in her chair reading a book or doing any kind of puzzle. Mom crocheted an afghan for each of her six grandchildren which she gifted to them when they finished school. They will always feel the warmth of Grandma’s hugs when they wrap up in their blankets.
She was ecstatic when she finally became a Grandma, six times - 3 boys, 3 girls. Mom was their biggest cheerleader and supporter. She loved watching them participate in all their sports and activities and she was very proud of their accomplishments.
Just a few weeks ago, Mom was skipping “Team McLeod” in the Lampman 100th Year Curling Club Bonspiel. She was one of the oldest curlers on the ice. Mom was proud to be curling with her daughters and granddaughters.
Mom was very kind and generous. We have had many people tell us how much they will miss chatting with her. We have been sipping Amaretto, her evening drink, and reminiscing with laughs and tears.
Mom has requested that no funeral be held.
Those so wishing may make donations in Eileen’s memory to the Estevan Humane Society, Box 1095, Estevan, SK S4A 2H7. We always had animals growing up and Mom would babysit our fur babies as much as her grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, phone calls, texts, cards, visits and gifts.
Hall Funeral Services in Estevan is caring for Eileen’s family – Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.