ELVA MORROW

MORROW, ELVA MAY GAGE 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, Room 3418, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@telusplanet.net (Subject: Morrow). 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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