Eunice Grace Freeman of Calgary passed away, after a short illness, on Monday, May 28, 2007 at the age of 89 years.
Born in Knee Hill Valley, AB on May 7, 1918 to David James and Maybelle Guard, Eunice is survived by her sons, Devery, David (Kevin) and Jack (Bonnie); five grandchildren, Stacey, Jill, Jaime, Brian, and Robbie; ten great-grandchildren; and by a special friend Sheila Maxwell. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Stanley Guard; and sisters, Estelle Kirkham and Lucille Branson. She was also predeceased by her husband Stanley in 1997 after fifty-seven years of marriage. Eunice moved from the family home in Innisfail to live in Calgary eight years ago. Over the years Eunice worked as a waitress, a telephone operator during the war and owned her own restaurant in Innisfail while Stan was in the army. In later years she worked with Stan in the family business, Freeman Insurance Agencies. Eunice was known for her famous pies and best-ever home cooking! She was known as Mrs. Meticulous as she always said “if a job was worth doing, it was worth doing well.” Eunice loved all animals and had many dogs and cats as part of her life. She was close to her relatives and enjoyed phone calls and visits from her Guard, Branson and Freeman families.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Eunice’s name directly to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 4455 – 110 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7 Telephone: (403) 205-4455 or to the Calgary Health Trust – Unit 47, Rockyview General Hospital, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5 Telephone: (403) 943 – 0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.org for ongoing staff extras. A special thank you to Mo, April and Imelda at Canyon Meadows Retirement Home who shared her love for her cat Blaze and made her days cheery and to all the wonderful nurses and Dr. Fleck at Unit 47 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary who helped her with loving care during the last week of her life. Words cannot express how grateful the family is to these health care professionals.
In living memory of Eunice Freeman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences