Eve Ariane Cullen, born in Niskayuna, NY on August 14, 1988, passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 16, 2023. She was only 34 years old.
Eve was a kind and thoughtful soul and will be missed and remembered by the many lives she touched. Eve is survived by her daughter: Sydney Wren Harwood; her parents: Adrienne and Jeff Cullen; her grandmother: Betty Cullen; her: uncle Trevor Turnbull; the Jackson family in England; the Peters Clan in Sydney, Nova Scotia; her aunt and uncle: Jim and Jill Cullen; cherished cousins: Erin Pachucki, Paul Cullen, Hunter Cullen, Stanton-Nirschl relatives; Nancy and George Konta; Sydney's father: Johnathan Harwood, Nana and Pop-Pop: Jennifer Day and Robert May, Shannen Mazur, Daniel and Ryleigh Kirker, the Dostie Family; her partner: Derek Strecker and her lifelong friend Bernadette Rigley. She was predeceased by her Nana Diane Jackson-Iungano, who was her world.
Eve studied graphic design at SUNY Cobleskill and her career path led her to work in various industries, showcasing her adaptability in a range of different roles. Everyone who knew Eve, be it a friend or coworker, recognized her for her caring nature, sharp wit, and unapologetic individuality. Eve's greatest accomplishment in life was undoubtedly her role as a mother. She embraced this role with an unwavering love and dedication that was truly admirable. Her daughter was the center of her universe. She took immense joy in being a fun-loving and doting mother who was honest and authentic. Eve and her daughter had a remarkable bond, sharing her one-of-a-kind self-expression, quirky sense of humor, and profound compassion. It was a bond that was built on a foundation of unconditional love and acceptance, and it will endure for a lifetime. She was always grateful for the wonderful co-parenting relationship she had with Johnathan. In her daughter's own words: "She was the best mother ever. I remember we would make drinks together, such as smoothies or juices. We loved watching the Afterparty, drawing whatever came to mind, but the most important part was having her with me. We'd always go to this fancy restaurant named The Poke Jar and have amazing bowls of rice and ramen. We would spend lots of time talking about how our lives went. After a long struggle in depression, she is finally happy in Heaven now."
Eve had an extraordinary ability to find beauty in everything and infuse it with her artistic touch. Whether it was the way she styled her makeup and clothes or the paintings she created, every piece exuded a unique blend of creativity and eccentricity. Her clothing choices were a direct reflection of her extraordinary personality, particularly when it came to her collection of scarves, which were passed down from her cherished Nana. Each one had its own significance, and she would lovingly choose the one that spoke to her on that particular day. She had remarkable talent for turning the simplest things into works of art, and her capacity to find beauty in the mundane is truly inspirational. Eve had an innate talent for bringing joy to others. Her infectious humor and quick wit never failed to bring a smile to our faces and lightness to our hearts. In addition to her humorous nature, her carefree "I could give a darn" attitude made her all the more charming and lovable. Her unapologetic authenticity inspired those around her to embrace their true selves and live their lives without concern for the judgments of others. Her playful nature also serves as a reminder that even in the midst of chaos, there is always a reason to seek out moments of joy. Eve's caring nature shone through in her constant efforts to support and uplift those around her. She never failed to find time for small yet meaningful gestures, whether it be with her witty humor, delectable snacks, or giving the warmest and most comforting cuddles imaginable. These simple gestures were a testament to her caring nature and left a lasting impact on those lucky enough to be on the receiving end. Her life flame was extinguished, yet Eve's light will shine forever. A celebration of Eve's life will be held at a later date for family and friends.
Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Eve and her family.
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