- October 9, 1927 - December 21, 2016
- Warren, Michigan
of Eileen's Passing
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Eileen Marie Hunt, age 89 of Warren, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born October 9, 1927 in LaSalle, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Eugene and the late Mabel (nee: Drouilard) Gignac.
Eileen was just embarking upon adulthood when, at the end of World War II, her family pulled up their Canadian stakes and moved to America, ultimately settling in the new & burgeoning community of Warren, Michigan. Eileen's life experienced a beautiful and romantic change when she met the man who would sweep her off her feet, the handsome Homer John Hunt. Following a period of courtship, the two lovebirds were joined in marriage, a ceremony that was held in the presence of family and loved ones on October 9, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaSalle, Ontario, Canada. Shortly after their marriage, the newlyweds moved from their homestead on Eastlawn Street in Detroit to the new & burgeoning community of Warren where they raised a family, built upon the comforts of home, and grew deeper in love with each passing day.
Along with maintaining a home and tending to the needs of family, Eileen was also proud to have been a part of the workforce within the retail realm. First as an employee with the Handleman Company, she then expanded her resume by making a move to the department store giant, Crowley's. After gaining knowledge and a comfort level in the large store venue, the more upscale stores drew her attention and culminated in Eileen going to work for the iconic, J.L. Hudson Company. She would remain in their employ for many more years, extending the utmost in service excellence and dedication, until accepting her well-deserved retirement at the age of,…get this,…86!
With all of her work experience, it's amazing that she managed it all while never driving,…something she never did until she reached her 50's. And even then, she had to keep it on the down-low from Homer that she was even thinking of bridging that gap in life. But licensed she became, and even more independent she felt. It was simply the "next step" in a life of growth and success.
When Eileen was not working, she often liked hopping on her bicycle and tooling around the neighborhood. It was as much fun for her as it was exercise. She was also gifted with a green thumb which she loved putting to work in her garden. Tilling the soil and getting her hands dirty for the sake of beauty brought her joy beyond measure. Another skill set she enjoyed was baking and Eileen could work some incredible magic with her oven. Nothing said "Mmmm" like a baked treat from Eileen's kitchen.
Along with being devout in her Catholic faith, Eileen was also a proud and devoted parishioner of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren. She enjoyed her faith and lived as holy a life as she was able, which probably speaks to what a positive person everybody knew her to be. She never held any grudges and spoke fondly of all. Even when Eileen's physical challenges were causing her grief, her positivity rose above it all and impacted the lives of those who watched her endure. Her strength was amazing and was probably a lot of the reason that she influenced so many with so little.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Eileen leaves a legacy of love for all to cherish with each reflection shared. She touched a multitude of hearts and lives in her journey through life and will be missed immensely.
Eileen was the beloved wife of Homer J. for 68 years. Dearest mother of Kirk (Joanne) Hunt, Sheila Vogdes, Annemarie (Fred) Gibson, Allen (Janice) Hunt, Keith (Kathy) Hunt, John (Echo) Hunt, and Celeste (Werner) Schneider. Loving grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of one. Sister of Harold, Gerald, and Leonard Gignac, the late Martin, the Late Albert, and the late Lorraine.
Visitation for Eileen will be held on Monday, December 26th from 3 - 9 pm, with a 7 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road) in Warren. She will lie in state on Tuesday from 11:00 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 11:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church, 14025 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren.
Memorial donations are welcomed to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, 7008 Little River Turnpike, PO Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003 or online at www.purpleheartfoundation.org/donate/
Please share memories of Eileen at her memory book above.