Eileen’s Story

As told by her daughter, Tanya. Eileen was a long-time friend of St Joseph’s Hospice, and later, was a Hospice outpatient. She died in August 2023.

Eileen And Partner Brian

We decided to donate to St Joseph’s Hospice because that is what my Mum would want.  She loved the Hospice and the work they do supporting so many people when they need it the most. My mum Eileen was fortunate enough to be one of those people.  

Several family members have benefitted from the amazing care given to them at the end of their lives too.  The Hospice let them feel safe, peaceful and as pain free as possible, being cared for by the kindest people.

My Mum has always raised funds for St Joseph’s Hospice throughout her life, as well as being a volunteer. She would ask me to help her to drop off bags of clothes to the clothes bank at the Hospice every couple of months.

Mum was brought up in North and East London as a child, and after a brief period living in Essex, she moved back to London and spent her final years in Poplar. She loved being a Londoner! She was only 4ft 9 but she had the biggest heart. She cared for everyone, and that made her happy, helping other people. She was a foster mother for multiple children, and she volunteered at St Joseph’s delivering meals on wheels, and driving the blind. She cared for, and loved everyone, and she was loved by everyone too. Mum would give her last penny to someone who needed it.

Eileen And Partner Brian

Eileen and her partner, Brian

Our family are so happy to support this wonderful place, not only because it would make Mum happy, but because we are so grateful for the care and support that they provided her over the last few years whilst she was on palliative care. The Hospice gave her a safe place to socialise and meet up with friends, offered her complementary therapy treatments like reflexology to help with her pain, as well as being able to access physiotherapy and nursing care if she needed it. She enjoyed meeting up with everyone at Day Hospice, and she felt safe here.

Eileen was an amazing mum, as well as daughter, sister, wife, aunty, cousin, mother-in-law, nan, and friend. Mum will be greatly missed but the memories that she shared with us during our lives together will be treasured forever, and she will always have a special place in all of our hearts. We are all so blessed to have been part of her life.

Eileen Timson Cheque 2Eileen’s family joined us at the Hospice for a cheque presentation, after her loved ones collectively raised a fantastic £1,436.25 via her Lasting Tribute page in her memory.

We are so thankful for such a generous gift in memory of Eileen, and we hope that the images and memories shared on her page bring her friends and family comfort. You can find out more about setting up a Lasting Tribute page in memory of someone special by clicking the button below.