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EVA MCDONALD (nee CAVANAUGH) As she slept, at Selkirk General Hospital, Eva passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the age of 84. Eva will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 64 years, Cecil; children, Lynn Carter, Rick, Doug (Sharron), Donna Kirkness (Willie), Brent (Conni Cartlidge), Colleen Waterman (Dale), Shelley Alexander (Bruce) and Scott (Laura); grandchildren, Carrie Lynn (Kevin), Jay, Diana (Paul), Dana (Christian), Chris (Tina), Mandy (Tony), Jessica (Brad), Britney, Ari (Morgan), Ian, Mary, Heather, Dylan, Joe, Madalynne and Sadie; great-grandchildren, Kalee, Morgan, Jillian, Greyson and Bridgette. Eva was born in Selkirk on December 8, 1924. She met Cecil in the spring of 1942. They were married on September 29, 1945. In the early years they moved around and finally settled in Selkirk to raise their eight children. Eva and Cec enjoyed many happy trips during their retirement. At home or away, the greatest love of her life was her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family is also grieving the recent loss of Lynn's husband, Barry Carter, on October 19, 2009. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Selkirk United Church, 202 McLean Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba. A family interment of ashes will be held prior to. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eva's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk, in care of arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 31, 2009