Eloise Peterson Habart
June 21, 1936 ~ September 13, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Eloise, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Eloise passed away peacefully at Swan Valley Lodge on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
Eloise leaves behind son Robin (Cheryl); daughters Lynn (Blaine) and Janna (Lester); sister Verna Ort; brother Garry Leavitt; five grandchildren, Joshua (Melanie), Jeremy (Dallas), Breanne (Matthew), Carly (Jason), Daniel and eight great-grandchildren.
Eloise was predeceased by Glen, her dearly loved husband of 58 years; her parents Leo and Louise Leavitt; brothers Blair, Andy, Ross, Mervyn and Archie Leavitt, and sister Wave Schmidt.
Eloise and Glen enjoyed many camping trips with their children and grandchildren at Kootenay Lake. They also embraced the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Cuba. Eloise loved to water ski, bowl and cross country ski. She worked at the bowling alley for several years, teaching the YBC bowlers and anyone else who wanted to learn. On hot summer days, you could find her working tirelessly in the garden. She always had one speed and that was fast! It was hard to keep up with her energy and passion for life. In her earlier years, she was a passionate crocheter.
We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Swan Valley Lodge that provided the utmost care for our mom. Thank you to all our friends and family for their support in this most difficult time. At her request, there will be no service.
Eloise will be forever in our hearts.