Eva Leew beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on September 5 2007 after a difficult but courageous struggle with lymphoma, at the age of 87 years.
Eva was born on her maternal grandparents homestead near Ponoka, AB on April 26, 1920 to Emily and Frank Morris. When she was two years old her family moved to New York and later to Chicago where she started school and stayed until she was eleven. The family returned to farm at Rimbey, AB and Eva finished high school at Ponoka. Eva moved to Calgary when she was eighteen to work her way through Garbutt’s Business College. She started her working career at Northwestern Brass in Ogden. Eva married Alex Leew on September 9, 1944 and with her loving man she built a family home and raised her family in Tuxedo Park. Eva worked for ten years for Dr. Rothwell in downtown Calgary. She was a leader in Home and School, the Canadian Girls In Training at Northminster United Church and the community association. She loved to travel, to walk in nature and to curl and swim at the Calgary Winter Club. Over the years she hosted many wonderful parties for her family and friends. She attended passionately to flowers and birds in her back yard and at “the cabin”. She was devoted to her family including her nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Eva was a fiesty woman with a forgiving, loving, gentle and child-like spirit. She left us with her heart full of love.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Alex; her three children, Barbara (Larry), Shirley and Ted (Jeanie); seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Eva’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, Septmber 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
or to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.
In living memory of Eva Leew, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences