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HAYWARD – Eloise Irene (nee Dryden)

May 30, 1922 – January 7, 2010

Eloise Irene Hayward (Dryden) passed away peacefully at age 87 after a year long battle with cancer.

Eloise was married to Douglas Hayward of Regina, SK on January 21, 1943 and was married for over 60 years. Eloise moved to Regina upon their marriage and relocated to Calgary in 1999 with her husband Doug. Eloise was predeceased by her husband Doug, and her brother Hugh Dryden and five sisters, Helen, Lorraine, Ede, Winnie and Isobel. She is survived by her sister Wilma Gresty of Lumby, B.C., her son, Brian and his wife Lynn. Eloise was a homemaker in early years, and later worked for several years as a Supervisor of crafts at the Council for Crippled Children and Adults in Regina. Eloise was known for her care giving ability spending many years supporting her husband while he was at the Colonel Belcher Care facility and spent a lot of time with three of her sisters when ailments took their toll. Eloise was a gifted, and essentially self taught artist, in all forms of handicrafts from leather work, needlepoint, ceramics, oil, pastels, china and porcelain painting. Both Eloise and Doug taught ceramics in Regina in their spare time and after retirement, they relocated to Calgary to be close to their son. Eloise continued in oils and porcelain painting and often won ribbons at the Calgary Stampede. Eloise will be remembered for her artistic talents and her ability to give of herself, when she felt someone could use her help without even asking or expecting anything in return. She will be missed by her family members and friends especially Marg and Art Shellenberg and Marguerite Upton who were a tremendous support for Eloise over the last several years.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455 110 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7) or the Salvation Army Centre of Hope, 420 – 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0R9)

In living memory of Eloise Hayward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Nancy Beamish :

    My condolences and those of the Porcelain Artists of Canada-Alberta Branch, go out to Eloise’s family and friends that were close to her. She will be missed by her painting friends.

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