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12 Days of Kindness: Local businesses shower this beloved Capreol matriarch with gifts visits Capreol to surprise Eileen Thompson with an act of kindness

Welcome to day seven of's 12 Days of Kindness supported by @homeEnergy.

Today we are visiting Capreol to surprise a community matriarch who has dedicated thousands of hours to preserving the small town’s rich history.

Eileen Thompson is a staple in the town of Capreol.

She is a life-long member of the board of directors and a volunteer with the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.

Having lived in this small railroad town for more than 60 years, Eileen is a wealth of historical knowledge and can tell you the name of just about every person in Capreol.

At the age of 82, Eileen just never stops.

Whether she’s curating museum exhibits, prepping artefacts for display, weeding the garden or volunteering at the Trinity United Church, Eileen always has a smile and a story to tell.

Eileen thinks is visiting the railroad museum today to do a story on Christmas traditions in Capreol — she has no idea that local business owners have come together to shower her with gifts, including a really big surprise from Nordoors that will make Eileen's life a little easier.

Thank you to Nordoors, Lynn’s Place, Capreol Home Hardware and M&R Grill for making this act of kindness possible.

Be sure to join us tomorrow morning as the 12 Days of Kindness continue each weekday morning leading up to Christmas.

Want more AOK? Click here to watch all our past acts of kindness.