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Isabel Evelyn Hardwick Calow

28 June 1918 – 4 November 2010

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the death of Evelyn Hardwick Calow.

Evelyn was the second daughter of southern Alberta pioneer ranchers Douglas and Isabelle Hardwick. She was born in Gleichen and attended school in Amada and at St. Hilda’s in Calgary. After graduating as a Registered Nurse from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1941, Evelyn saw wartime service as an RCAF nurse in Canada and overseas until 1946. She later joined Dr. Russ McManus in his post-war civilian medical practice in Calgary, and then finished her career as an industrial nurse at the Calgary COMINCO plant, retiring in 1972. In 1980, Evelyn married her long-time close friend George Calow. They enjoyed 27 very happy years together in Calgary, Priddis, and Sidney B.C. until George’s death in 2007. Evelyn’s life was one of loving kindness, generosity and selflessness. She readily felt the needs of others and did everything in her power to fill those needs, usually with the most precious gift of all, her time. Evelyn faced her terminal illness with the utmost of courage and dignity.

We wish to thank Dr. Heng, Rev. Helen Belcher, the caregivers of We Care, especially Maria, the compassionate night caregiver, and Sandy, the morning ray of sunshine, and palliative care RN angels Cynthia, Irene and Helen. You have all made Evelyn’s final journey more comfortable and peaceful.

Evelyn is survived by her sister Helena Douglass of Edmonton. Evelyn will be greatly missed by her sister; George’s family including stepchildren George Calow (Luba), Beverley Nate and Bob Calow, grandchildren Jeremy (Erin), Kimberley, Devin (Jen), Jason (Sarah), and Dana (Christian); the Millie and Mears families; many cousins; and countless close friends in Canada and beyond.

A Celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 – 75 Avenue S.W. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. A private family service for interment of ashes will be held at Union Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Evelyn’s memory may do so to STARS or to the Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building Fund, 3625 – 4th Street S.W., Calgary AB T2S 1Y3. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Evelyn Calow 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. Debbie Skelding (McManus) :

    On behalf of the McManus family we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful person, nurse and friend. Eve will be missed by so many people. She is in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless Eve, you have been reuinted in heaven with your family and friends and will be missed.

    The McManus’s

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  2. Marilyn, Chuck and PJ Mears :

    Our sympathy and prayers for our Queen, Babe Calow….our inspiration and the most wonderful friend, hostess, and truly super lady….After a lifetime of giving of herself, she has surely gained this rest and hopefully surrounded by all her relatives and world-wide friends from Air Force days, to plant nurse, to just a great all-around gal…May have been 92 but more like a 72 yr old…..Marilyn, Chuck & PJ Mears xxxooo

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  3. Carl & Louise Beasley & Families :

    It is with fond memories of “Babe” as we knew her, that we send condolenses to her family. To Chuck and Marilyn and Families, as well as to the Calow Families and Millie Families. She leaves behind a legacy of generosity, caring and compassion, things that will live on in those who knew her. Love and sympathy to you all, Carl and Louise Beasley

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  4. The Marshalls, Joyce, Jan and June
    Sincere sympathy to the extended families of Evelyn Hardwick Calow. We have fond memories of a good friend and delighful lady.

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  5. The Moyers Family, Santa Fe, NM :

    To the family and friends of Evelyn Calow: please accept our kindest thoughts and heartfelt condolences.

    Ev was a rare and dynamic spirit whose generosity enriched our lives in so many ways. Even though she has moved on, her friendship will continue to warm our hearts.

    We miss you, Ev.

    Terri, John, and Josh Moyers

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  6. To the families and friends of Evelyn.

    It has been an honour and privelege to

    have known this wounderful, gracious

    lady.I shared many happy family

    gatherings with the Calows for good

    memories in her presence. You will truly

    be missed.

    Rest in eternal peace.


    Lucy Welke

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  7. N and G Whitham :

    We extend our condolences to the family. We worked with Eve and George at the Calgary Cominco plant for many years. Eve balanced compassion and understanding with the ability to get the job done. We were fortunate to have known both.
    The Whithams

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