October 14, 1926 – January 25, 2020
Lois Pearl Eaton (nee Nelson) of Red Deer passed away peacefully Saturday January 25th, 2020 at the age of 93. Lois was born in Bentley, Alberta Oct. 14th, 1926 and grew up on the farm in Rainy Creek. Lois attended high school in Red Deer and went on to take her nursing program at Calgary General, graduating in 1949. She met William (Bill) Eaton the long weekend in September in 1949 when he was admitted to hospital. They were engaged on Lois’ birthday and married December 9th, 1949. Lois spent many years devoted to raising her four children and volunteering, transporting and supporting them through their various interests.
She was employed by Red Deer Nursing home until returning to RDC in 1975 to refresh her RN certification. She then worked as a homecare nurse for 8 years. Lois was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and aunt. She and Bill enjoyed camping, travelling and lots of games over the years. They spent twelve winters together in Hemet, CA. Lois was actively involved in volunteering throughout her life.
Lois is survived by her two sons, Doug, his wife Joan and their children Daniel (Sheena) and Sarah (Richard). Richard, his wife Suzi and their children Casey, Lee and Emily, and Richard’s children Lindsay (Steven), Matthew (Samantha), Brian (Alicia) and Alex (Allyssa); and her two daughters, Barb and her husband Greg and their children Kristina, Katelyn and Angela (Mark). Lori and her husband John and their children Timothy, Joshua (Leah) and Hannah (Caleb); and six great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Beryl Abbott, Marina Becker, Donna (Bill) Richards and in-laws Pearl and Pat Nelson and Phyllis and John Eaton and numerous nieces and nephews. Lois was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents Frank and Doris Nelson, her brothers Glen and Jim Nelson and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Lois’ family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the wonderful and compassionate caregivers at Maple Cottage where Lois resided for the past four years.
A memorial celebration of Lois’ life will be announced at a later date. If desired donations can be made to Gaetz United Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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