It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the peaceful passing of our loving mother, Eileen Elizabeth (Cleghorn) Cosman on Saturday, May 2nd at York Care Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was the eldest daughter of Walter and Jenny (Reagon) Cleghorn of McAdam, New Brunswick.
She will be remembered and dearly missed by her children, Donna Phillips (Steven), Heather Berry (John) and Walter Jr. Cosman (Alynn) and her chosen daughter, Judith Tonks-O’Rourke as well as her seven grandchildren, Chris (Andrea) , Amanda (Kyle) and Dylan Phillips, Kaitlynn Berry, Emma and Sara Cosman and Sam Glennie (Ashlee) and six great grandchildren; Ryder, Makaila, Kenzie, Brooks, Isabella and Grayson.
She is also remembered and dearly missed by her siblings, Edward Cleghorn (Evelyn), Gladys Varney (Maurice, predeceased), and Guy Cleghorn (Joyce) as well as her special Aunt Kay Messer. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members that she touched along the way. She was a motherly figure to so many in the community.
She is joined in heaven by her devoted husband of 43 years, Walter Wallace Cosman (deceased in 2003) and their eldest daughter, Theresa Lynn Cosman who died at birth in 1961. She is also joined by her parents Walter and Jenny Cleghorn and many other close friends and relatives.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Integrity Home Health Care Services, Hawkins House, York Care Centre, Dr. Andrea Hickey, Dr. Sheldon Wood and Pastor Norm McDonald for all the care, love and support they gave to our mother over the last few years . It was greatly appreciated.
Eileen enjoyed her family, especially the little ones. "Let Nana show you how it’s done" is something we heard often. She also gained great comfort in her religious faith as well as from her many support groups she attended in the community.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Inc. or York Care Foundation Inc.
Due to Covid-19 we will be holding a small private service followed by burial at Rockland Cemetery in McAdam . Bishops Funeral Home at 540 Woodstock Road has been entrusted with the arrangements and the on line sharing of the memories and condolences can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com