Eileen Staddon, resident of Picton, formerly of Bloomfield, 87, slipped away from us suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in Picton, Ontario.  Eileen was born August 22, 1930 in Duffield, Derbyshire, England to Thomas and Gertrude (Johnson) Plant. Dear youngest sister to Beryl Parramore (Dorset, England) and Sheila Dello (predeceased).    In 1949 Eileen married the late Joseph Tamlyn Staddon at Marylebone, Middlesex.  In 1955, from north London, Joe, Eileen and family emigrated to Canada, first to Brockville and later Thornhill, Ontario where Eileen raised their six children – Christine, Paul, Colin, Julia Fisk (Staddon), Pamela and Philip.  Eileen later lived and worked in Toronto before making her home in Prince Edward County for the past 20 years, originally in Bloomfield and then in Picton.  For a time she also retained a trailer at Cherry Valley, which provided a great opportunity for her grandchildren, Andrew, Darryl and Graham Fisk and Tyri, Gillian and Ross Guthro, to visit and create great memories with their Nana.    Eileen was strong willed and independent but also fun loving and enjoyed a good giggle. She had spirit. Eileen loved her cryptic crosswords and doted on her furry companions. She possessed style and flair and had many talents, including being an avid gardener and excellent cook.  Eileen enjoyed many robust and active years before her health started to decline over the past three years. The family extends their most sincere gratitude to Eileen’s friends, neighbours and medical practitioners for their compassion and care for mum during this time. Our appreciation to Maurice Vannest for his vigilance in ensuring her well-being.  A very special thank you to mum’s long-time friends Paul Ferguson and Doug Harvey who have been invaluable in so many ways both to Eileen and her family. We couldn’t have managed without your support. Eileen’s passing leaves a hole in our family and she will be forever missed. However, such was her character that, despite the pain of her physical loss, we are sure to smile as we reflect on the memories. Cremation has occurred. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society in memory of our mum would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON