Eirin Elizabeth Amundsen:
December 9, 1975 – January 7, 2015
We lost our beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, auntie, colleague and friend on January 7, 2015. Eirin was taken from us suddenly in a tragic accident on the Crowsnest Highway in southern Alberta. Eirin was dearly loved by all who knew her and the recent outpouring of emotion and testament from the community of Fernie and her friends from all over, has shown us how many lives she touched on so many levels and in so many ways.
Eirin was born on December 9, 1975 in Fernie, BC. She spent all of her childhood in Fernie and graduated from Fernie Secondary School in 1993. She then attended the University of Victoria on a soccer scholarship and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. Following a few years of work experience, Eirin went on to earn a Degree in Nursing from Athabasca University, Mount Royal Campus, in Calgary, AB. After graduation in 2005 she started her nursing career at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, she worked there till she moved back home to Fernie.
Eirin never gave up her love of soccer and continued to play throughout her life. She trained with the Canadian National Team and played on many Fernie teams including the men’s team. Eirin had an amazing zest for life, a passion for rescuing animals, a great sense of humor, a love of travel, and a deep devotion to family.
Eirin moved back to Fernie in 2013 to work at the Elk Valley Hospital and she put her heart and soul into her profession. She was compassionate, caring, fun loving and professional with a special soft spot for seniors. A devoted Registered Nurse, Eirin was respected, appreciated and dearly loved by the doctors, fellow nurses, and patients alike. Eirin will be deeply missed by all her family, colleagues, and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley and father, Tom; her grandmother, Mary; her brother, Nels and his wife, Ann; her half-sister, Tia; her nephew, Seth; her niece, Eden; and all of her aunts, uncles and cousins. Eirin will never be gone. Her spirit will live on in all those she touched.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mountainside Community Church with Pastor Shawn Barden officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to Fernie Hospital Foundation gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.