REEVA IRENE CALDWELL NEE LE BEAU “BABE” March 12,1915- May 3, 2010 Mother, Friend, Artist, Musician and inspiration to all who knew her passed away on May 3rd with friend and family at her side. Born in Vulcan Alberta and raised in the Freemont area of Sask. she married Jack Caldwell in 1938. They farmed, she became Postmaster and were active in the community. She raised three
children and lived there till 1963 when Jack’s ambitions took him to California to seek a better life for his family. They moved back to Saskatoon in 1968 where Reeva worked till retirement. Jack passed away in 1973. With retirement she embraced a new stage of her life. She took up art again and enjoyed travel and being an active senior in Oliver Lodge where she resided. In 1993 she was convinced to move to Westbank to be closer to her family and resided in the Lion’s Seniors Blding. She was actively involved with the Westside Seniors Art Group, sang in the choir, worked in the Thrift Shop, and enjoyed the craft group and fellowship at Westbank United Church.
She possessed the spirit of self reliance and dealt with
adversity without complaint. She lived on her own until the age of 94. Reeva lived with tenacity and purpose until her last days with us, continuing to inspire all who knew her.
To say she will be missed is and understatement. She leaves her son Ron (Delores) of Prince George, her daughter Betty (Eric Joel) of West Kelowna, Her son Donald predeceased in 1999. Her three grandchildren Robyn (Shaun) Murphy of Prince George, Colin of Calgary, Kirsten of W.Kelowna, and two great grandchildren Payton and Marissa, Numerous nieces and nephews who loved “Auntie Babe”. A celebration of her life will be held at Westbank United Church on Brown Rd on Sat May 15, at 2:30. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Society at 2035 Ethel St. Kelowna, V1Y 2Z6. A huge thank you to all the staff and caregivers at Village of Smith Creek, and the Kelowna Hospice House for the gentle care she received. They gave us an extra year and her much comfort. Special thanks to Dr. Shawn Martin who kept our
“Eveready Bunny” going for the last 15 years.