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Obituary of Eileen Patricia (McCloskey) Cain
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Eileen McCloskey Cain, who passed peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones on September 3rd, 2022. Originally from Boiestown, New Brunswick, Eileen was born on November 18th, 1960, to Hazel and Darrell McCloskey, and was a loving sister to Beverley, Susan, and Brian. Eileen was a devoted wife to Dan Cain, an adoring mother to Leah and Reece, and selfless grandmother to Leo and Elliot.
Eileen was the life of every party and the anchor of her family. She was kind, patient, courageous and strong-willed, and she enriched the lives of everyone she encountered with her generosity and infectious spirit. She lived by strong values, and challenged everyone around her to be better.
Eileen started her working years at McCloskey General Store, working for her father Darrell, where she met her eventual husband, Dan Cain. An ambitious worker and high-achiever, Eileen eventually went on to found Cain Insurance in 1986 with Dan. From there, Eileen went on to work two full-time jobs – one at Cain Insurance, and the other at the Cain household in New Maryland, raising Leah and Reece.
After her retirement, Eileen loved travelling the world, particularly her time in Ireland and her many cruises. Eileen had a keen interest in her Irish ancestry, and was a member of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick. She loved any and all live music – especially country music concerts with her girlfriends – and fly fishing. In fact, the only time Eileen ever got up early was when she was going on a trip, or going out fishing bright and early. She would always be the first one out the door, ready for the next adventure or the next big salmon. As a lifetime member of the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA), Eileen was always top rod, a proud fisherwoman, and the last one on the water. Eileen especially enjoyed spending time at the camp on the Miramichi with family and friends.
Eileen is survived by her husband, Dan Cain; her daughter Leah Cain (Josh); her son Reece Cain (Kelsey); her siblings Beverley O’Donnell, Susan McCloskey, and Brian McCloskey (Beth); her aunt Carol O’Donnell Gilbert; her in-laws Luke Cain (Heather) and Pearl Cain; her nieces and nephews Shonna, Shannon (Angela), Andrew, Suzanne (Erick), Michael, Matthew, Scott (Tess), Emily, Ryan (Alice), and Lauren; and her sweet grandbabies, Leo and Elliot. Eileen is preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved fur friends Cuddles and Maggie.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of York Funeral Home's Miramichi Valley Chapel. A short ceremony and celebration of life for Eileen will be held at the Upper Miramichi Park, 6333 Route 8 Boiestown NB, E6A 1J1 on Sunday, September 11th, from 3-6 pm. Please dress casually. Parking is across the street at the Woodsmen’s Museum.
In lieu of flowers, Eileen’s family requests donations be made to Hospice House Fredericton and the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Robyn Comeau and the staff at George Dumont Hospital, the staff at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, and all of the staff at Hospice House Fredericton. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com