Obituary for Eileen Forbom (Speirs)
In Loving Memory
Eileen Olive (Speirs) Forbom
Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Villa, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Reino “Ray” Forbom. Loving mother of Jim (Monica) and Paul (Tanya). Dear daughter of James and Violet Speirs both predeceased. Dear sister of Bobby predeceased.
Born in Oshawa, she grew up in Scotland and then moved to Sudbury when she was 17. Eileen married Ray in 1953. She joined CKSO in 1948, working there for 38 years, retiring as the first female General Manager. Eileen was always very active, a member of the Economic Council of Canada, the Chamber of Commerce, a board member at Sudbury General Hospital and helped start Canadore College. In her youth she was a highland dancer and throughout her life she maintained a passion for Scotland and its famous poet Robbie Burns. She enjoyed travelling to Hawaii for over 30 years. Eileen was a skilled leather worker, a wonderful gardener, avid canoeist and loved time spent at Penage.
A Red, Red Rose
By Robbie Burns
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.
A Celebration of Life
will be held at the
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to St. Joseph’s Villa or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.