TOEWS, Eleanor

February 3, 1933 -
August 26, 2010
Eleanor Toews was born to Henry and Helen Loewen at home near Swalwell, Alberta on February 3, 1933. She peacefully passed away on August 26, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. She  reached  the age of 77 years. Mom spent her girlhood years on the farm near Swalwell, Alberta. Here she gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized on November 25, 1945. into the Church of in Christ, Mennonite. Mom received her schooling at New Hope and Linden Schools. On January 9, 1955, she married Wilfred Toews at Linden, Alberta. They shared nearly fifty four years of married life. To this union were born three sons and two daughters. Their first few years were spent at Linden and Rocky Mountain House. In 1968 we moved to the farm south of Stettler where they lived for thirty three years. In 2001 they moved to their retirement home nearby. We have many memories we will treasure. Mom loved her children and  grandchildren dearly and offered many prayers for us. Mom was a devoted homemaker and their many friends were always made to feel welcome in their home. We will miss her listening ear and quiet ways. She spent many hours crocheting and doing various puzzles. Mom lovingly cared for dad for ten years after his stroke. His passing one and a half years ago left her lonely. Nine months ago she was diagnosed with cancer. She faced her illness with dignity and a strong faith in God. Even during this difficult time she was more concerned for her family than for herself.. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her family. Survived by her children: Robert and Brenda Toews, Enderby, B.C., Wanda and Ralph Wiebe, Stettler,AB, Ron and Pat Toews, Leoville,Sask., Lorne and Marci Toews, Stettler, AB., LeAnn and Dale Ensz, Leoville, Sask. ,19 grandchildren and 5 of their spouses, 5 greatgrandchildren; Four sisters- Mary Loewen,LInden, Ab, Verna Loewen,Linden,Ab, Marj Friesen, Crooked Creek, AB, Jean Toews, Calgary, AB.; Four brothers -Paul and Verna, Valleyview, AB, Alvin and Lillian, Linden,AB., Monroe and Alice, Spiritwood, Sask., Don and Bonnie, Edmonton,AB., Gary and Dolores, Hythe, AB., Sister in law Lucille; Dad's brother and sisters, her nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her husband, parents, and parents in law, three sisters in law and three brothers in law. Funeral service held at  the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Stettler,AB on August 28, 2010. 1s15p ~