We Remember


October 7, 1934 — November 14, 2022

In the early morning of November 14, 2022, at the age of 88, our beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, Eva Watts (née Reimer), passed away into the loving arms of Jesus while surrounded by her three loving daughters. Heaven has gained an angel; our hearts are broken.

Eva was filled with love, laughter, kindness, and an amazing cheerful heart. She had a cute sense of humour that made everybody smile and feel her warmth.

Eva was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Anna Reimer; her loving husband, John James Watts (d. 2016); her siblings, Helen Silljer (d. 2022), John Reimer (d. 2021), and Betty Hammer (d. 2019). She is survived by siblings Ann Meginber and Richard Reimer (Irene); her brother-in-law Ronald Watts (Cheryl); as well as by her three daughters, Anne-Marie Ash, Lesley Guison (Rogelio), and Rhondda Watts (George); and her eight grandchildren, Geoffrey, Matthew, Alexander, Kyle, Christopher, Keely, Trevor, and Shawn.

Eva was born in Wilson Lake, Saskatchewan. As a young girl, her family moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where she grew up. In 1954, Eva and her sisters, Helen and Anne, all enrolled together in Psychiatric Nursing in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. They graduated together in 1957. After graduation, Eva moved to Moosejaw, Saskatchewan to be closer to family and started working as a Nurse at the training school. She was a very kind-hearted, caring nurse; she especially loved caring for young children. While working at the training school, Eva met the love of her life, John. They shared over 50 years of marriage together.

Eva and John married on July 30, 1965, in Moosejaw and honeymooned in London and Wales to visit John’s family. Their first daughter, Anne-Marie, was born on April 14, 1966; their second daughter, Lesley, was born July 11, 1967; and their youngest daughter, Rhondda, was born January 29, 1969. Mom enjoyed looking after her growing family. She was there whenever her family needed her. She was the most kind and loving mother. She loved baking cookies for Easter, Valentines, and Christmas (especially her gingerbread!). She made the most delicious meals for her family.

After John’s retirement in 1992, they enjoyed their spare time travelling to Reno and visiting family and friends in Saskatchewan and Nanaimo. However, their greatest joy was spending time with their eight grandchildren. Home is where their hearts were: baking cookies, birthday cakes, celebrating holidays, picnicking, attending the grandchildren’s school concerts and sporting events. Their family was their greatest joy.

On behalf of Eva’s family, we would like to include a special thank-you to all the staff at Sun Pointe Village, for all their care and compassion. She was well-loved by each staff member, and Eva spoke very kindly about everyone there.

A private family service will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Housing.

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  • Deb Ballard says:

    I missed seeing your Mum when our choir from Willow Park Church did our Christmas programme last week . I normally am at Sunpointe also as a regular volunteer for weekly hymn sing . Eva was such a bright Light for the Lord , loved wearing pink , & always had a smile for everyone one . The verse ‘ Godliness with contentment is great gain ‘ comes to mind . We were also together when Amanda announce that the Queen had passed away & your Mum was an inspiration for me to find all the hymns that were sung at her funeral in order for us to sing them at our weekly hymn sing . Not to be irreverent but maybe now she can sing them with the Queen herself.!
    Deb Ballard

  • Deanna Booth says:

    Anne Marie; Leslie and Rhondda, I’m so sorry to hear of your moms’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs to you all.

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