Eileen Forbom

Eileen Forbom (Cambrian Broadcasting - CKSO/CIGM, Sudbury, Ontario)Birthplace
Oshawa, Ontario


December 31, 2016

Eileen was a trail blazer having retired from CKSO/CIGM after 38 years as the first female General Manager.  Although she was born in Oshawa, she grew up in Scotland.  She moved to Sudbury at the young age of 17.  She joined CKSO in 1948, and then married in 1953.

Eileen wore many hats in her lifetime.  She was a member of the Economic Council of Canada, the Chamber of Commerce, a board member at Sudbury General Hospital and helped start Canadore College. As a youth she was a highland dancer.  She always harboured a passion for Scotland and for its famous poet Robbie Burns.  She was also a skilled leather worker, gardener and avid canoeist.  She loved traveling to Hawaii over the years and also loved the time spent at Penage.

Eileen passed away on December 31, 2016, at the age of 86 years.