Obituary - Eileen Patricia Queen


Eileen Patricia Queen

March 24, 1936 – September 2, 2023


Eileen passed peacefully at her residence in Blaine on September 2, 2023, at the age of 87 years. Eileen was born in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to Powell River, B.C. while in elementary school, where she lived until her mid-twenties. Eileen loved life in Powell River, enjoying the simple pleasures of country living and family life, being the third eldest in a family of six children. In1960, Eileen moved to the U.S. where she met and married Jack Queen. The Queen family moved to Blaine in 1971.

Eileen had four great passions in life: her faith, family, friends, and community. Joining St. Anne Catholic Church brought all those passions together, offering a place to practice her faith, raise her family and find friends that shared her passion for community service. Eileen’s husband Jack was a veteran, and the Queen family was active in the American Legion Post #86. Eileen was a tireless volunteer for her church, community and for the Legion Auxiliary Unit #86, where she served as the unit chaplain for over 30 years.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband Jack; son John; sister Margaret; and brother Ernie. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Josephine and Diane; brother Tom; daughter Dorothy (Dave) Crandell and son Joseph (Magen) Queen; and her grandchildren Justin, Bradley, Nicholas, Lucas, Jessalyn, great-grandchildren Asher, Addelisse, Hudson and Arlo as well as many nieces and nephews.

The Crandell/Queen families would like to thank the care team at Stafholt for their care over the last seven years and to the hospice team for their support during Eileen’s last days.

Service will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church in Blaine on October 27 at 10:30 a.m. All those whose lives touched Eileen’s are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Blaine food bank in memory of Eileen.