Eva Johanna Stadie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Stadie. Eva is sadly missed by her 3 sons Gerald (Barbara), Ralph (Rebecca), Claus (Monique), and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Horst, her sister Herta, and her brother Bernhard.

Eva was born near Tilsit, East Prussia. Along with her parents Bruno and Johanna and 2 sisters, Herta and Dora, she immigrated to Canada in 1951, first settling in Coaldale, Alberta. There the family was part of the immigrant Mennonite community that worked in the sugar beet fields. After finishing their commitment to work on the farm, the family moved to Calgary. In 1960 Eva met the love of her life, Horst and they married shortly thereafter. They made their home in Calgary where they raised their three sons. Eva was primarily a stay at home mom, but she also worked part-time for many years at Canada Safeway as a meat wrapper.

In 1990, she and Horst retired in West Kelowna. Oma and Opa’s new home quickly became a favourite place for family get togethers. She was a great cook and worked tirelessly in the kitchen to satisfy the seemingly unending appetites of her kids and grandkids who loved to visit the sunny Okanagan. Together with Horst, she passionately nurtured roses, tomatoes, and numerous varieties of fresh fruit in their beautiful garden. Eva volunteered at the snack shop at the Kelowna General Hospital and could regularly be seen strolling the hills along Okanagan Lake, from which she enjoyed the views that she had become so fond of.

Shortly after Horst passed away in 2013, she returned to Calgary to be closer to her family and made a new group of friends at the Chartwell Harbours retirement community. She was always on the lookout for someone to join her in her favourite card game - Rook. Intensely competitive, she didn’t like to lose, so you had to play pretty hard if you wanted to beat her. If a card game wasn’t an option, she would happily settle down with a good book or take a brisk walk around the small lake adjacent to her apartment building, racing against anyone who would take up the challenge.

We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the compassionate and supportive staff, especially those at the Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence, Carewest Glenmore Park, and the Rockyview Hospital.

A private Celebration of Life was held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium.

Please contact Foster’s Garden Chapel at 403-297-0888 for information on how to access the Live Stream broadcast.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eva Stadie may be made directly to Thornhill Baptist Church, 128 Tache Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2K 3R5.


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Eva Johanna Stadie

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Theresa Ashworth

April 20, 2020

My thoughts and condolences go to Eva's family and friends. I always enjoyed seeing her and chatting. She was so welcoming.

With much love,
Theresa Ashworth

Anita Dyck

April 20, 2020

Where to begin... so many from the walks around the block at the Calgary Stadie home with cousins, while Tante Eva prepared the final touches of the feast we were about to share around the table, to my more recent memories of her generosity to Al and me. She hosted us when we had no place to be while visiting family in Kelowna... her humor, her zest for life, card playing, good chats overlooking her garden, examining the roses she and Onkel Horst had tended so many years together, and visiting over coffee. Her love and sense of care for family will be missed.

love from

Vera Funk

April 20, 2020

So many good memories of family holidays at Mara lake, of card games, of cute stuffed animals that Tante Eva sewed us as gifts.
We will really miss her!
Our deepest condolences to all our cousins and their families in the loss of this special person!

Karl & Karin Strecker

April 20, 2020

We have had the privilege of knowing Eva since 2015. Eva and Peter Lorenzen became friends at Chartwell. We enjoyed taking Eva and Karin's Dad (Peter) to Thornhill Baptist Church with us, as well as going out to the Olive Garden for lunch. We enjoyed our visits and walks around the Pond. I personally enjoyed Eva's sense of humor. She was always on top of current events and sports highlights. Eva was always very positive and very friendly.
May the memories of your Mom be....
of Happy Times,
of Joyful Smiles,
of Hearty Laughter,
and Caring Words help you through this time of loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you close in your time of sadness.

``Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.`` Matthew 5:4

Claus Stadie

April 19, 2020

Thank you to everyone for your messages of comfort to our family.

Over the past week, Ralph, Gary, myself and our families have revisiting good times with Eva by going through our old photo albums as well as our digital photo libraries. We are so fortunate to have so many good memories of our mom and Oma!

Ralph was able to take our favorite photos and make a Memories of Eva tribute movie. The movie can be viewed at this web page:

again for all of your thoughts and prayers. We hope you will join us for the service broadcast.


Angie March

April 17, 2020

When I look back there were many memories of Eva, from her backyard bbq's with the whole family to having Eva over for afternoon coffee. The last time I saw Eva was at Gary and Barb's house as it was Mikaela's wedding that day. She said she was ready to go but hadn't really had time to do her hair so in a flash I sat her on a stool in the bathroom, plugged in the curling iron and the way I went to play hairdresser. Eva loved her "do", we added some lipstick and a bit of blush and Eva felt amazing about her look as she headed out for the big event that day. So really I just remember the smile!
Condolences to the family and thank you for sharing your mom with us.
With Love,
Angelika March