DELDAY – Eva Delday of Brooks, beloved wife of the late Bill Delday, passed away peacefully in Brooks on October 23rd, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on February 15th, 1916 Eva received her education in Secretan, Saskatchewan and her teachers certiﬁcate at Normal School in Moose Jaw. Eva returned to school at the University of Lethbridge in 1960 and earned her Bachelors of Education. She and Bill Delday were married on January 10th, 1942 in Calgary and resided in Brooks. Eva taught school in Brooks and Duchess for a number of years before her retirement. She was also a partner with Bill with Delday’s Brooks Transport from 1945 – 1981. Eva was an active member in her community, the BrooksUnitedChurch, she wrote the first Brooks history book “Brooks Beautiful and Bountiful”, several books of poetry and was the author of the column “Grain of Mustard Seed” in the Brooks Bulletin. She was predeceased by her husband Bill on December 11th, 1979. Eva is survived by her loving family, daughter Wilda Mitchell of Grand Prairie and her son Chris of Edmonton, Eva’s son Jim and his wife Kathy of Brooks and their children William of Brooks, Jenilee of Edmonton and Zachary of Brooks; 4 sisters Shiela Ayling, Ida Ouelette, Kay Quirk and Pearl Thomas and 2 brothers Ted (Chris) Pearce and Harry (Jean) Pearce. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 27th from the BrooksUnitedChurch. Rev. George Edmonds officiated. Active Pallbearers were Bob Nihill, Bill Delday, Zachary Delday, Don Snell, Chris Mitchell and Wayne Thomas. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Eva, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks T1R 1B3. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or 1-866-362-4652.