Eileen M. Lugossy
October 02, 1942 - April 22, 2020
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Eileen Margeret Lugossy (1942-2020) passed away peacefully with her family on April 22, 2020 following a short but graceful battle with brain cancer. She is already missed terribly by her husband of 30 years, Ed, daughters Allison and Laura (Ryan), adored granddaughter Cayce, sister Tricia, as well as cousin Alice (Wayne) and her many dear friends. Eileen is pre-deceased by her beloved parents Ted and Joyce Whiting and sister Donna.

Eileen was born and raised in Victoria BC and attended Oak Bay High School. Her early years were happily dominated by all things horses upon discovering the Victoria Riding Academy and becoming part of the Carley's family.

Eileen was always up for an adventure. She and Ed spent many years in active pursuit of the next adventure via planes, boats, trains and motor homes before settling back in Victoria, BC - the city Eileen truly loved - in 2012. Throughout her life Eileen was quick to make friends and thrived in the local dog park social scene with her doting dogs, in order, Rascal, Echo and presently Willy with the silly smile.

Eileen was an enthusiastic and savvy bridge player and dedicated to the duplicate bridge community in Kelowna and later Victoria. Eileen adored her time in the Okanagan but Victoria was always home. She cherished local swims with her sister Tricia - they could often be found giggling and floating on their noodles in Beaver or Thetis Lake.

Eileen was a firecracker and we will miss her sharp wit, quick laugh, and love of Victoria. We are so thankful that these lasted until the end. She handled her illness as she handled everything in her life - with grace, wit and a healthy dose of stubbornness. We have been touched by the number of her friends who have reached out these past months - a testament to the deep friendships she made and kept throughout her life.

She was born at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and we are grateful that she was able to fulfill her wish and pass away in Victoria hospice, in the same wing she was born 77 years ago. We miss you Eileen and we will see you at Sunday dinner!

Our family is so thankful to staff at the BC Cancer Agency and Royal Jubilee Hospice - you are amazing and we can't thank you enough. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victoria Hospice would be appreciated.

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Published in The Times Colonist from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2020.
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April 28, 2020
so many fun years traveling with Ed and Eileen in our RVs and also the boating era....we will be missing you Eileen and thinking of you when we are on the island and especially the beach in Parksville.....and your love of swimming there....
April 27, 2020
Eileen was a wonderful person. In my early days of bridge she lifted my spirits and courage with her inviting smile and welcoming words. I had so hoped I would be able to play one more game with her. May she rest in peace.
April 27, 2020
Our condolences Dick
Don & Shirley Ford
April 26, 2020
So Sorry to hear this

All thoughts to family and friends

Dave Gray
April 26, 2020
I am sorry for you, Ed and Willy.
Eileen was your true partner in this life and my heart aches for you. Remember her with smiles and laughter, her memory lives on.
Jan Cambrey
April 26, 2020
You will always be close to my heart.
Beth Chenosky
April 25, 2020
Eileen brought smiles and laughter to her bridge games along with her elegance and grace. She will be missed by the Victoria bridge community.
Esther W
April 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. Ed, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Bill Walters
April 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. She was a treasured part of the Victoria duplicate bridge community, always cheerful and positive, friendly to everyone, and willing to help wherever she could. She will be missed.
Shelley Burnham
Bridge Victoria, ACBL Unit 431
April 24, 2020
Ed, and family,

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our minds and hearts, through us, they live on. My sincere heartfelt condolences to the family.
David G. Stevenson
April 24, 2020
Eileen could make you smile simply by being with her.Thinking of each of you during this difficult time. She lives on in each of you. She will be missed. Here's to roast beef dinners <3
Teresa McF
April 24, 2020
Condolences to Eileens family, she will be missed Gail Homich and Len Kassian,
Leonard Kassian
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