Margaret (Eva) nee Thorne
Sept 13, 1924 – June 20, 2016
Eva passed away quietly at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre in the early morning hours of June 20. Mom was born in Edmonton and raised on a farm in the Big Valley area. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) Grant and together they raised nine children. From this the family expanded to include 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Mom and Dad spent many years on the farm at Fenn then moved into Stettler and Mom later came to Lacombe to be closer to family. She resided at Heartland Manor before moving into the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. Our home was always filled with much love and laughter and everyone was welcomed with open arms. Mom was an awesome cook, talented crafter and expert gardener, and who wouldn’t be with that huge family. Babies were a definite highlight in her life. They were cuddled, calmed and spoiled (a little) and always brought a smile to her face.
Predeceased by husband Dick, sons Lynn and Ross, daughter Trudy Merrell, Grandson Shannon Usselman, great grandson Kale Williams and son-in-law Murray Armstrong. She is greatly missed by daughters Jean (Irvan) Usselman, Marion Armstrong, Joy (Dan) Gorcak, Roberta (Gary) Freeman and sons Colin (Mary) and George (Melanie), also Daughter-in-law Dianne Bradley and son-in-law Rick Merrell. A private gravesite celebration was held at Lakeview Cemetery, Stettler on July 2, 2016.