July 21, 1921 – May 9, 2012
Eileen Gatenby of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the age of 90 years.
Eileen was born and raised on a farm near Prelate, SK. As a young woman, Eileen moved to Moose Jaw, SK where she attended Normal School, graduating in 1941. She taught at a number of rural Saskatchewan schools until 1951. In 1952 she moved to Calgary and taught here until 1955 when she married Bill on September 7. Bill’s career took them to several locations in Canada, United States and South America. They returned to Calgary permanently in 1973.
Eileen is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Patrick Gatenby and Bill and Leanne Gatenby, all of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Gatenby on September 21, 2009, as well as three sisters and four brothers.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Brentwood Care Centre, Sunnyside Unit, for the care they provided to our mother. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
In living memory of Eileen Gatenby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences