Mrs. Eva (Eve) Jane Thurier beloved wife of the late Mr. Earl Thurier passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the age of 72 years.
She is survived by her children: Kathy (Mike) Barker of Lethbridge, Deb (Fred) Bednarski of Red Earth, AB, Lorne Johnston of Lethbridge, and stepson Ed (Barb) Thurier of Crystal Lake, ON., 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Fred Lee of Logan Lake, B.C., Richard Lee of Fort Frances, ON; sister Madge Lundy of Windsor, ON; sisters-in-law: Donna Provick, of Lethbridge, Elsie Lundquist of Enderby, B.C., Theresa (Gus) Madey of Saskatoon, SK, Yvonne Thurier of Saskatoon, SK, Laura (Marc) Grinstead of Aspen, CO; brothers-in-law: Garnet Thurier of Thunder Bay, ON and Ralph Thurier of Surrey, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl Thurier in 2002, son William Johnston in 1949, parents Mary Lee in 1965 and William Lee in 1946, sister Emily Moore in 1963 and brothers: Tom Lee in 1998 and Wilfred Lee in 1983.
Eve began her career in nursing at several nursing homes in Ontario. She continued to nurse in Chilliwack B.C. until retirement. For many years she worked along side her husband at Crystal Lake Lodge, an outpost fishing camp. Then they decided to move west to Agassiz for a retirement career in real estate.
Many weekends were spent at their property in Peaceful Valley, Washington. The door of their home in Chilliwack was always open to enjoy the fragrance of homemade bread, soup, and a cup of coffee. Her greatest enjoyment came in her multi talented gift of quilting and sewing teddy bears for charity. Time spent with her many close friends at Rebekah Lodge brought a smile to her face.
Upon moving to Lethbridge in September 2002, she quickly became a part of her community of friends at her Lodge, St. Augustine’s Church, and her many neighbors.
Special thanks to Dr. Melling, Dr. Holland, and Dr. Buck, the staff of the Cancer clinic and the palliative care nursing staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre for your care and compassion which will always be remembered and appreciated by the family.
A Memorial Service was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2800 Mayor Magrath Dr. South, Lethbridge on Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at 10 A.M. with Reverend James Robinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5 or to the Lethbridge Cancer Clinic c/o Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 960-19 St. South, Lethbridge, T1J 1W5.
Honoured to serve the family, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2800 Mayor Magrath Dr. South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.