Elizabeth “Liz” Caroline (Reitmeier) Eastwood, passed into Heaven surrounded by her loving family at her home on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. She was born on 7/3/1931 in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan to Titus & Maria Reitmeier. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a registered psychiatric nurse and worked at Essendale Hospital in Vancouver B.C. In 1953, she met the love of her life, Arthur Eastwood, and happily postponed her profession to assist her husband in their dairy farming business and to raise five children. When her husband retired from farming, she returned to nursing care work. She was nurturing care giver who worked for Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic, specializing in the geriatric program for 10 years. She then concluded her career as an end of life care giver with Visiting Nurse. Her final patient was her husband whom she adored.
She was a member of St Joseph’s church in Ferndale and served as a youth CCD leader and an active participant in St. Mary’s guild. Her other community involvements include; Emblem Club, Moose club, Ladies Elk’s, the Orthopedic Guild, American Auxiliary, the Red Hats Society and Ferndale Senior Center. She was avid bowler with the Morning Glories bowling team, and participated right up until 2015. She loved entertaining with family and friends, clam digging, beachcombing and spending time with her large extended family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy.
Along with her loving husband Arthur, she was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Ted & George Reitmeier. She is survived by her siblings; Peter (Armella), Reynold, Dorothy, Judy (Clarence) and sister in-law’s Anna & Isabelle. Also surviving are her five children; Leslie Eastwood, Sandy Hansen (Pete), Ryan Eastwood, Scott Eastwood, and Curtis Eastwood (Heather), 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She leaves behind many dear friends special among them Patricia Imhof.
There will be a prayer service Thursday April 23rd 7:00pm at Moles Ferndale 2039 Main St.. Funeral Mass will be Friday April 24th 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ferndale.
Charitable contributions may be made to Whatcom Hospice, St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry projects and activities, and the Light House Mission.