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August 18, 1936 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Eva Preikschas. Eva passed away at the age of 87 at the Chinook Regional Hospital and lived a full life.
She was born to Georg and Marie Preikschas in Medseden Lithuania and fled to Schneidemuhl Germany with her family during WW II, then later, they moved to West Germany eventually immigrating to Canada in March of 1954.
They found work in the sugar beet fields around the Lethbridge area. The family eventually bought their own farm where Eva took care of adults with mental health disabilities and worked as a domestic worker. Eva later took a job at Lillydale and then worked in the food service industry for years at Sven Eriksen's.
Later on in her life, Eva bought a home on the west side of Lethbridge. She enjoyed gardening at her home and she also built a suite that was rented out to many University students over the years. In her later years, Eva took in her sister Marie and cared for her there. The sisters eventually moved into Heritage Lodge where Eva continued to care for Mary till she was no longer able to.
Eva loved the Lord, was an avid church goer no matter the weather and loved to play with children. She liked to do jigsaw puzzles and was a very hard worker. She knew the value of a hard-earned dollar yet was very generous as well.
Eva is predeceased by her parents as well as her siblings; Michael Preikschas (age 2), Hans Preikschas (age 3) Edith (Werner) Lesch, Heinrich Preikschas, Georg Preikschas, Ann (Horace) Spiegelberg, Jakob Preikschas, Marie (Gordon) Wilson, Martin (Julia) Preikschas and Friedrich Preikschas.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Verna Preikschas who was married to Friedrich, and many nieces and nephews.
Farwell Eva, we know you've gone to be with Jesus.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona, officiating.