My sincere condolences to the family
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ileen Cook at the age of 99. Ileen passed peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on Tuesday November 22 nd .
Ileen was a loving mother to her sons Eric (Sandra), Wayne, and Stephen (Nicole). Known as ‘Grams’ or ‘Grandma’ by her granddaughters Anita and Candise, Ileen was a proud grandmother to both girls.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Edgar Cook, her parents Grace and William Morrow, and her siblings, Lloyd, Edna, Florence, and Dorthy.
Survived by her siblings Norma, Rosalie, Faye, Hilda, and Eric.
Ileen was a hard-working farmers wife, dedicated mother, and devoted Jehovah’s Witness. She will be missed by her many friends in the Temiskaming Shores Congregation, of which she was the oldest surviving member.
Ileen lived life by always keeping busy, she was known for being an avid blueberry picker and the blueberry patch was her happy place, she was picking right up to the young age of 98. She and her sisters would spend countless hours picking blueberries to fulfill orders, and she enjoyed every minute of it. She was recognized by her family for her baking, and was considered “the best”, the recipes of wonderful pies and cookies were endless. There was never a time the fridge in the front porch was not filled with a wide selection of goodies. She had a sweet tooth herself and was known to enjoy a treat or two! Many were recipients of her generosity over the years and may have something she knitted or crocheted.
A special thanks to the staff at the Temiskaming Hospital for the care and compassion they provided during this difficult time.
Ileen will be cremated at the Temiskaming Funeral Co-Operative-New Liskeard. Per Ileen’s wishes, there will be no service, the immediate family will have a small gathering in the Spring.