Elva May Morrow


ELVA MAY MORROW passed away peacefully

with her children by her side Friday, July

8, 2005 at the Northcott Care Centre in Ponoka,

Alberta at the age of 84 years.

Elva was born on December 1, 1920 in Carstairs,

Alberta. Her proud parents were Vern and May

Parker. In 1929 the family moved to Horn Hill

and then to Rimbey in 1935. Elva graduated from Rimbey High

School and then moved to Calgary where she worked at the Hudson

Bay Company for many years. She returned to Rimbey and worked

at a doctor’s office which spurred her interest to become a certified

nurses aide, graduating from Calgary nursing school in 1957. Elva

then got a job at Alberta Hospital Ponoka, she was employed there

14 years. During that time she met her first husband, Martin Gage

and had 2 children. Elva and her children left Ponoka and moved to

Lloydminster in the early ‘70’s where she worked at a senior’s lodge

and married Robert James Morrow. The family eventually returned

to Ponoka for several years and then to Rimbey where Elva worked

at Rimoka Lodge until she retired. Elva lived at the seniors

apartments for many years and then moved to Lacombe Seniors

Lodge in 2000. She then moved to Ponoka Northcott Care Centre

in September 2003.

Due to a critical illness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy she was

unable to care for herself. During the past two years Elva maintained

her courage, dignity and never complained even when she

was low. We will fondly remember her by her keen sense of humour,

her mischievious smile, her love of animals, people, crafts, flowers,

and her paintings.

Elva will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her son,

Wesley Gage of Lacombe, daughter Kathy and son-in-law Bob

Doornenbal of Cochrane, Alberta, sister Madeline Uhl of Red Deer,

and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents Vern and May Parker.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 15, 2005 at Rimbey United

Church, 4931-51 Ave, Rimbey, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. Interment to

follow at West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey, Alberta. If friends desire,

memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Society

of Alberta, Rm 3418, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

T5K 0L4.

Wilson’s Funeral Chapel serving central Alberta with locations

in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements

403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388.

“A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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