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Eileen Meldon Cant

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Eileen Meldon CANT 'She knew how to love' Born Liverpool, England, November 3, 1922. Died, suddenly & unexpectedly, Bothell, Washington, May 27, 2011. Survived by husband of 40 years, Oswald H. Cant, Kirkland, WA; daughter, Nancy Ann Mew (Tony), Buckinghamshire, England; son, William R. Karsteter (Moana), Crawfordville, FL; son, Christopher C. Karsteter (Mary), Seattle, WA; sister, Mona Maquire, Liverpool; and sister, Pat Magerison (Ernie), North Wales. Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. A proud member of the "Greatest Generation", her wartime experiences are outlined in her memoir, "Tuppence for Violets-my life as a nurse in London during World War II." Post-war, Lynn started a family and resided in Germany, France and the English countryside in Buckinghamshire. In 1970, she relocated to Atlanta, GA, where she met and married Oswald.A savvy businesswoman, Lynn owned and operated Lullaby Nursery School for 11 years, where she was adored by children and parents alike. Lynn & Oswald spent many memorable holidays at their home on the coast in Natal, South Africa. In 1999, she retired, with Ossie, to the Pacific Northwest. A talented dressmaker, Lynn designed and made many of her own clothes and was known for her love of hats. She was a great lover of all creatures and an ardent defender of underdogs. Lynn possessed a delightful, often mischievous, sense of humor and was always the center of attention in any room. Loyal, compassionate, funny, kind, impish, irrepressible, irresistible and irreplaceable Lynn. Our hearts are breaking, for we know we have all lost our very best friend! But, "our Eileen" lives on now in our hearts and in sweet memories. "Put the kettle on, Mum, we'll all be home soon to join you for a nice cup of tea!" Donations in her memory may be made to: The Seattle Humane Society. Guestbook may be signed at: www.BonneyWatson.com There will be a Celebration Memorial at Foundation House in Bothell, WA on July 14th, 2011, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 5, 2011
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