Delday, Eva

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.