Leona Eileen Maier (affectionately known as “Toots”) was born August 27, 1943 at Chilliwack General Hospital, and passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack. Predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Mary Harder. Survived by Al, her devoted husband of 47 years, and her cherished children, including son Dean (Bonnie), daughters, Cynthia (Garth) and Shannon. Deeply missed by grandchildren, Sydnee, Spencer and Madison.
Toots was the fourth child in a family of seven children. She will be lovingly remembered by siblings, Eleanor Noel, Alvin (Ruth) Harder, Arnold (Lorlita) Harder, Ernest (Mary) Harder, Stanley (Nancy) Harder, Sheila (James) George. Toots’ joy of family and hospitality embraced a wide circle of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Her indomitable courage and faith lives on in “a legacy of unconditional love refined…”
A Celebration of Toots’ life will be held Friday, February 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Chilliwack Hospice Society 45360 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1P5, or to: Chilliwack Alliance Church Community Care Fund, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 4P4.