Posted: July 14th, 2022


November 18, 1929 – July 9, 2022

After 92 years of being loved and cherished, EVE STRAIN of Foremost, AB passed away in Lethbridge on July 9, 2022 with family by her side.

Eve was born and raised at Chip Lake, AB, one of 8 children to John and Annie Brouse. While growing up during the depression and the war, she shared fond memories of going out on the lake in their rickety boat, picking wild berries and going to skating parties and dances.

After working in Calgary, she married Art Strain in 1949 and together they raised 4 children and worked on their farm south of Nemiscam, AB for over 70 years.

Mom enjoyed the simple things in life; family, reading, baking, playing cards and gatherings at their Elkwater cottage and spent her life making a loving, happy home.

She was always there for her family and friends with a cup of tea, a cookie or two and a listening ear. Mom put on many miles running the roads and taking delicious meals out to the fields for harvest “picnics”. She was proud to travel every province in Canada, several American states and some Asian countries.

Eve was predeceased by Art, her husband of 72 years, and is survived by her children Gail (Jim) Westland, Wendy (Kelly) Hagel, Gary (Phoebe) Strain and Lynn (Nick) Tait: grandchildren Gerry (Ashley), Shannon (Jake), Ryan, Ashlee (Kelly), Meagan (David), Owen (Nicole), Emilia, Georgia and Alex: nine great grandchildren; her sisters Edna and Helen and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bow Island Long Term Care and Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge for taking such wonderful care of Mom.

At Eve’s request there will be no funeral, but donations may be made in her name to the Parkinson Association of Alberta (6835 Railway St SE #120 Calgary, AB T2H 2V6) or a charity of one’s choice.

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