Eileen was welcomed into the world on October 16, 1943 in Wadena, SK to Anne and Olav Haarstad, and left us on April 26, 2015 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, with her family by her side.
Eileen was the 4th of 5 children. She had 3 brothers and 1 sister. During her time in Saskatchewan, she attended school, helped on her parent’s farm and become a very good skip on the curling team.
Eileen met William Scheller in Saskatchewan and the two were married on July 7, 1967. Shortly afterwards, with their children Leeann and Shane, they moved to Wasa, BC. A few years later they welcomed another child, Clayton, into the family. While living in Wasa, Eileen had two horses that she cared for and rode. She took the horses to competitions around the area and won many ribbons.
The Schellers moved to Jaffray in 1976, where she made a loving home for her family and raised granddaughter Crystal as her own. During her life in Jaffray, she loved going to all the Motocross races to watch her sons Clayton and Shane race. She always had a big, beautiful garden every year and she always made her famous dill pickles for her family. She was always outside taking the grandkids for rides on her lawn tractor. Throughout Eileen’s life she also took care of her horses, cats, dogs, and the “pet” ducks on the pond. She looked forward to her trips with Bill to Saskatchewan every year to visit all of their relatives. Eileen never missed a curling game or a Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Race on TV, and thanks to Eileen’s phone calls, neither did her sister Annette.
Eileen will always be remembered as someone who never complained, always took care of everyone else before herself, and was always so proud of her grandkids and their accomplishments.
Eileen leaves to mourn her passing, husband Bill Scheller, son Shane (Rose) Scheller, granddaughter Crystal (Mike) Haarstad, grandchildren: Jessica, Emily, Samantha, Damon and Kate, great grandchildren: Justice, Danny, Madison, Mikey, Charlie, Chanel and Aiden, brother Gordon (Lynn) Haarstad, and sister Annette Kulcheski as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Clayton, daughter Leeann, brothers Harvey and Erland Haarstad and parents Anne and Olav.
Memories and condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.
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