Eileen Mary Raczynski was born in Fillmore Saskatchewan on May 21, 1952. Daughter to Stella Raczynski. Eileen’s three siblings are Paulette, Dwayne and Verna. She grew up on the farm and moved to Edmonton when she was 19. Eileen played hockey for the Edmonton Cheemos as a goalie where she gained many lifelong friends. Through a good friend, she met her future husband Glenn Jones. This led to two sons, Sheldon and Sherridon in the years following. When they were young Eileen ran a day home and looked after many kids until her boys were older. Through her years of volunteering at McLeod Elementary, she was encouraged to get a job as a teachers Aide. She looked after many special needs children including Sarah and Lanny which were her pride and joy. Eileen devoted a lot of time for her boys, between hauling them around to all their sporting events, games and practices. 

Eileen was well known and regarded in the community. She was in charge of the lottery group for years and also a Tupperware representative. 

Eileen loved her kitties Peter and Squeeks, over the past couple years and they brought her a lot of joy and laughter. 

She truly was one of the most genuine and sincere people one could ever meet. She meant so much to many people and will always hold a special place in many hearts.

With Love

Glenn, Sheldon, Sherridon, Petey and Squeaks

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In Loving Memory of Eileen

Dear Glen, Sheridan and Sheldon

Eileen was the first person I met when I moved to Edmonton from a smalll farming community. Through a mutual friend we were introduced and immediately became friends and roommates. 

We shared many fun times and laughs and stories of our families. One day we decided to decorate our apartment, we spent the entire day cutting out circles out of square sheets of black construction paper and pasting the squares on the entire wall.  We also one day went to pick up a friends prize car and drive it directly home, however, we decided to take a little side trip and stop for a bit. When we left to go home it was late and as we were driving we could see smoke coming out from under the hood. Needless to say our friend was not happy with us. 

We kept in touch for several years after I got married. We ran into each at a restaurant once and later were Facebook friends. Saddens me to hear of her passing. She was an amazing friend and I will forever remember her laughter.   

I cherish a blanket she gave me for xmas, that her mom had made. Fly with the angels roomie, until we meet again.

My sincere condolences to Glen, Sheridan and Sheldon 

– Joanne Neumeier {Zazulak}


  1. Alexandra Scarpelli

    My sincere condolences to the family. I so enjoyed working with Eileen who was so dedicated to Sarah and was an inspiration to people working with Special Needs. May she rest in peace.

  2. Emilie Belanger

    My condolences to the family.
    I enjoyed working with Eileen, she was so dedicated to her students, and brought such a warm welcome everywhere she went.
    Eileen, may you watch over us from heaven.

  3. Anne Nicholson

    I worked with Eileen at St. Anne School. She worked hard at helping students and was always so considerate and loving to everyone. She will be greatly missed. Sending my love and prayers to her friends and family.

  4. Danielle Clark

    I worked with Eileen my first year teaching. Her love for the child she worked with was so apparent and truly was a gift of God. My condolences to her family. Sending all my love and prayers to her family and friends.

  5. Agnes Skarlicki

    My deepest condolences on your loss. Her commitment to Sarah made such a difference in Sarah’s life and to those around her. I was so grateful to have her on staff during my times as principal at St. Angela School. May she rest in peace.

  6. Michelle G

    I worked with Eileen at Anne Fitzgerald, and I really loved her warmth and kindness. She was so wonderful with the littles – we worked with 3 and 4 year olds that year- and she was always so sweet and full of laughter. I am sorry I only found out about her passing, but I am so grateful that we met. I hope she told someone about the “mouse egg” story- oh, we laughed so hard over that tale, and I still giggle over that once in a while. Thanks for sharing her with us- and may you hold her memory gently in your hearts. ❤️


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