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Eva Macklam



Eva passed away peacefully on February 22, 2014 after a brief illness at the age of 95 years.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Clare, in 2000. She is survived by her devoted children, Marianne (Allan) and Mark (Jan); four grandchildren, Jeff (Carrie), Suzanne, Laura and Paul; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Cooper; and her sister Frances. Eva was predeceased by her siblings, George, Markham and Doreen.

Eva was born to Arthur and Kate Wheeler and raised in Acme, Alberta. She left home at the age of 16 to enter the University of Alberta. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Nursing in 1941.

Evaís nursing career began in Public Health with the VON. In 1962, Eva led the development of the Nursing Reserve Program at the University Hospital in Edmonton, to enable retired nurses to return to their profession and alleviate a shortage of nurses. Eva and Clare were married in 1943 and had a rich, full life together. They were able to pursue many interests including golf, bridge, travel and good times with their many valued friends. As a long-time member of the Windermere Golf and Country Club, Eva had four decades of fond memories with her friends at the club.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Paulís United Church, 11526-76 Avenue, Edmonton with the Rev. Dr. Catherine MacLean officiating.

A special thanks to the staff at the Devonshire Care Centre and the Grey Nuns Hospital for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bissell Centre, 10527-96 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6.

In Loving Memory of
Eva Macklam
(Maiden: Wheeler)
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Memorial Service
Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Pauls United Church
11526 - 76 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
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