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Elva Reeves

Elva Reeves

June 23, 2020

Elva Reeves
Elva Jean Reeves (nee Markle), passed away at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Norm Reeves. Loving mother of Peter Reeves and his wife Mary, Dan Reeves and his wife Lori, and Bill Reeves and his wife Kathy. Cherished grandmother of Norman (Mandy) Reeves, Matt Reeves, Aaron Reeves, Victoria (Devon) Bolliger, Brett (Caitlin) Reeves, Kaleb (Bailey) Reeves, and Connor (Laura) Reeves. Great-grandmother of 7. Fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her daughter Linda Reeves, her infant son Roger Reeves, 3 brothers and 1 sister. A private family service will be held. Friends and extended family are welcome to view the service via live stream on Friday, June 26th at 12 p.m. by visiting the England Funeral Home Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858 ) Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Mount Forest United Church, Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, Cancer Patient Services or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Thoughts & Prayers are with you and all your Families at this difficult time. Elva was such a special, sweet Lady & a great (childhood memory) neighbour. Dan : It just seems like yesterday we were talking about our Mothers. So sorry for your loss.

— Heather Scott (Hincks), August 25, 2020

Thinking of you Pete and Mary, Dan and Lori, Bill and Kathy. What a gracious lady and our original and best neighbour just across the road. Our daughters remember her fondly and send their condolences to you along with ours.

— Aletha and Bob McArthur, July 2, 2020

Dear Peter, Dan and Bill: My deepest condolences to you and your families. I have missed seeing Elva over the years since moving to Ottawa and I was truly saddened to hear this news. While I am certain that she will be happy in heaven and God will take good care of her, she was most certainly an angel on this Earth too! She was one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever met. As you are aware, I was also fortunate enough to know her as was my first employer and I can honestly say that she was the best boss that I have ever had. I have so many fun and fond memories of waitressing at McGuinty's Drive-In as a teenager and I learned a lot under her leadership and guidance. Elva never asked anyone to do something that she would not do herself. She lovingly prepared a home-cooked meal at the back of the restaurant for "her girls" who had a shift on Sunday during the supper hour. She enjoyed sharing a quick cup of tea if there happened to be a spot in the work day that was not too busy and she personally ensured that everyone had a ride home at closing time. Elva worked very hard but she never seemed to run out of patience and she always had a beautiful smile on her face. My love to All. Take care. Sincerely - Sherri (Eurig) Nipius.

— Sherri L. Nipius, June 29, 2020

My most sincere condolences to the Reeves family. May your many memories give you comfort at this time.

— Sandy Van Dongen, June 27, 2020

Bill, I'm saddened to hear of the passing of your mother Elva. I know you, Kathy and all of the Reeves family were very close to her. My condolences to you and your family. Ashley

— Ashley Twining, June 26, 2020

Sending sincere sympathy to your entire family on Elva’s passing. She was a wonderful lifelong friend to our Mom. Thinking of you all today. Garth & Glenna Orr’s family

— Helen Orr, June 26, 2020

Pete, Dan, Bill and families our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

— Gord and Mary MacEachern, June 26, 2020

Our condolences and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time. May you find strength within your families and smiles in your memories.

— David & Michelle Coelho, June 26, 2020

Pete & Mary, Dan & Lori, Bill & Kathy, and your extended families: Our condolences on the loss of your dear mother, grandma, and great grandma! Elva was a very special and hard-working lady! She loved all of her family, deeply! She was so proud of her three sons! She will be greatly missed, Thinking of you at this sad time! Sincerely, Lorna Bevcar and family. (Bev Maurer’s sister)

— Lorna Bevcar, June 26, 2020

Bill, condolences to you and your family. The first time Jasmine and I met Elva was when we were living at 370. Jasmine and I got to hear stories of the numerous children raised in the house. We sincerely appreciate those conversations.

— Jeffrey & Jasmine Holland, June 26, 2020

Pete, Mary, and families: Our sincere sympathies are with you at this time.

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, June 26, 2020

Norm, Peter and family, Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Ron Noble & Mia Linthorne

— RONALD NOBLE, June 25, 2020

Saddened to hear of the loss of Elva. She was a beautiful lady. Joan and I enjoyed our many visits in church. Our deepest condolences are extended to the Reeves Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Joan and Ken Hayward

— Ken Hayward, June 25, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Elva was a very special lady who I was fortunate enough to know. God Bless.

— Jo Chapman, June 25, 2020

Pete, Mary, Norm, Mandy, Karli and the rest of the Reeves family - Sorry for the loss of your mom/gramma. Elva was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts are with you all. Ann, Britt, Lori & Steve Cook

— Lori Cook, June 25, 2020

Pete,Dan,Bill and families, our sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, June 25, 2020

Our condolence to your entire family. Elva was a wonderful lady and a great friend of my mother. We are thinking of all of you. Enzo and Janice (Graham)

— Janice DiReto, June 25, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of Elva’s family. May your warmest memories give you comfort at this sad time. Your family and the community have lost a very special lady! Sincerely Mary, Patti-Jo and Jim, Jamie and Chris and family

— PJ McLellan Shaw, June 25, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Elva's passing. She was a great lady and had a full life. Our sympathy to the family and Elva will live on through your memories

— Gary/Cheryl Williamson, June 25, 2020

Just to let you know you are in our thoughts and we wish you our sincerest condolences from Ken, Donald and Margaret Bracken

— Margaret,Donald, June 24, 2020

Pete, Dan, Bill and Families, please accept our condolences on the loss of your sweet and beautiful mother and grandmother. Darin, Angela, Davis and Abigail.

— Angela SCHENK, June 24, 2020

To the Reeves family, Elva was a beautiful woman in life and now in spirit! Her warm inviting smile wiil be remembered always. My thoughts are with you during this great loss, God Bless and know she's at peace. The Young Family

— Patti Young, June 24, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynette Amy April Philips

— Lynette, June 24, 2020

So very saddened to hear of Elva's passing. She was always so friendly with a big smile. The community has lost another special lady. Condolences to the families.

— Joan and Doug Woods, June 24, 2020

Pete,Dan,Bill and families, we are so sorry to hear about Elva's passing. She was a great lady and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time

— John & Patti Weber, June 24, 2020

Pete and Mary Dan and Lori Bill and Kathy please except our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Cherish the memories.

— Lorne and Florence Moyer, June 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Elva's passing. She was a truly amazing woman. I still remember the fun we had when I worked for her at McGinty's, even on the days we had to wear mittens in the spring because it was snowing and cold. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.

— Vikki Reavely (Rapp), June 24, 2020

Bill, We are sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. In 91 years, she got to see many joyous events with your family - your success, your lovely wife, 3 good boys and lastly the great grandchildren. Good to know she was a part of all that fun. Yall all take care. Our family will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Teresa

— Bob and Teresa Reed, June 24, 2020

Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our condolences. Brad & Brenda Schenk

— Brad & Brenda Schenk, June 24, 2020

Our thoughts are with all the family in the passing of Elva. She was a wonderful woman who will greatly be missed. RIP Elva.

— Roland & Kim Lanka, June 24, 2020

Sending sympathy to Elva's family and friends. I enjoyed working at McGinty's for 2 summers, a busy little place with lots of memories. Elva was my first employer who taught me a lot of life skills, I will always remember her. May your memories become treasures too. Sincerely Diane Dineen

— Diane Dineen, June 24, 2020

My condolences to the family of a really great lady. She was always pleasant and enjoyed her work and family. She always tried to assist her family members.

— Hugh Perrin MD, June 24, 2020

To the Reeves Family,Karilyn and I would like to Send our Sincere Condolences. Pete,Dan,and Bill Sorry for Your Loss!!

— Brian Shearson, June 24, 2020

So Sorry to hear of your loss, know that you are in our thoughts, Jerry, Valerie and families,

— Valerie Arthur, June 24, 2020

Dear Pete, Dan, Bill and families. We are so sorry to hear of Elva's passing. She was always so friendly and ready for a good chat. She will be missed by all family and friends but leaves behind so many great memories. Lloyd and Joan Aitken

— Lloyd & Joan Aitken, June 23, 2020

My sincerest condolences on Elva's passing. She was a wonderful lady. She so kindly guided me when I bought McGinty's from her and even a year later when I had a problem with some equipment, she helped me out without hesitation. My heart goes out to her family. I know the pain this loss has brought to all the kids and grandkids. Time will soften the blow a bit, but the loss will be felt forever. May you find comfort from within the family and the community.

— Deborah Lapping, June 23, 2020

Pete, Dan, Bill & families - Elva was a lovely, hard-working lady who was so very proud of her family. She always had a big smile and time for a chat and enjoyed a good game of cards. Our deepest sympathy to all. May she rest in peace.

— Ron & Marian Flanigan, June 23, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families! Elva was a special lady and will be missed. Wayne and Sandra

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, June 23, 2020

Condolences to the Reeves family in the passing of Elva. Sincerely Ed and Sue Kelly

— Ed and Sue Kelly, June 23, 2020

To the Reeves Family Karilyn and I would like to send our deepest condolences. Pete, Dan and Bill Very Sorry for Your Loss.

— Brian Shearson, June 23, 2020

Our sympathy is extended to all of Elva's family. She was such a sweet lady and of course will always be remembered for the great food at McGinty's. Erwin and Joan Arthur & Family.

— Joan Arthur, June 23, 2020

Please except our condolences at this sad time. Elva was such a great lady. So caring and always a smile . RIP Elva.

— Ruth Truax, June 23, 2020

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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