In loving memory of Eva Macalister who sadly passed away on 28th September 2021
The funeral service was held at 1.20pm on Thursday 21st October at Mortlake Crematorium, followed by a reception at The Tapestry.
The service was webcast live and details of how to view the recording are provided below.
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From Scotland we would just like to say that Eva will be well remembered up here ,she was Bridesmaid at our wedding and she and I spent time as young women looking after our Grandmother in Troon and although there was a ten year gap in age between us we really got on well so these are very fond and happy memories . We also spent many Christmas days and NewYear days as a family with Eva and Ian and her parents Uncle Archie and Aunt Jennie. Eva always held court with her outgoing personality so full of chat and we had a lot of Happy times .
Our hearts go out to Graham and his family and to Ian and Sue ,Eva will always be remembered by. us as she was Godmother to our son Derek with lovely visits on his birthdays ,and his thoughts from Nova Scotia in Canada where he and his family now live are also included in this tribute as are the condolences of our daughter Lorna ,husband Grant and our grandchildren Ryan,Emily and Adam . She will be sadly missed by us in Scotland and we are sure also by her many friends down in
England , especially of course by Graham .
With our love Nan ,Graham and Family xxxxx
It is with great sadness and still much disbelief that we find are ourselves writing a tribute to Eva. We are still struggling to accept that she is not just the other side of the fence. We’ve known Eva since we moved next door in 2012 and she was very much a friend and not just a neighbour. Her huge warmth made it impossible not to feel immediately at ease and we’ve shared many a long chat on the doorstep and in the garden. Eva is the same age as my own mother and I often felt a lovely, caring bond as I chatted about things I had been up to and discussed life in general. It really feels quite impossible she is gone. One thing she said to us many times is to make memories, and happily we have only positive ones about Eva. Our thoughts and love are of course with Graham.
Rachel & Simon Lennard
I only met Eva a few times when She came to choose spectacle frames at Love Eyecare and we had a laugh. She was a very warm friendly person and will be so sadly missed.
My sympathies are with Graham and all Eva’s family and friends at this very sad time
Our son Michael, was one week old when the central heating boiler sprang a leak, leaving us with neither heating nor hot water.
When Eva heard about this Michael and I were ushered into her lovely home. I was sent for a long soak in a bathroom well supplied with Molton Brown potions. Michael was spirited away and sung to sleep with Gaelic lullabies.
Our choice of godmother became clear!
Eva was a five star Godmother. Kind, patient and fun. She organised trips to Legoland and London, sailing and cycling, zoos and aquariums.
She sent the best and most exciting Christmas presents, a fancy dress costume that won 1st prize and much coveted computer games. Lately, she and Graham provided enthusiastic and uncritical support for Michael and his sister Katy’s Gilbert and Sullivan appearances.
Everything Eva did she did well.
When Katy was christened in 1996, Eva decorated our church in Great Longstone for the ceremony. We didn’t see such a splendid display again until September 18th this year when, once again Eva created the most stunning display of flowers, this time for Katy’s wedding.
Sadly, so sadly, Eva passed away shortly after the wedding. We had plans for treats and trips away that will not happen. My talented and kind friend will be missed in all sorts of spheres.
My consolation is that Eva really didn’t waste a minute of her life, she lived it to the full.