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April-09-18
Auntie Eira, as I used to call her, and I go away back. She was around when i was Tiny, in 1943, so she must have been 15 or 16. She was much loved. There was Megan, her sister, and Nancy Martin, a close friend and often roommate, and early on, Nancy's Mom in Claresholm, where I was born, and also Silky the cocker spaniel. When we lived on Connor's road in Edmonton, Eira was over a lot. One time my dad, Dave, her brother and the only other sibling was heating up beeswax on the stove to wax the floors with and Eira I think was having a nap in the bedroom. All of a sudden, for some reason, Tracy, my next youngest sibling, then known as Alice and I were looking down at the back landing and there was a sheet of flames from floor to ceiling. We were shunted out to front steps to watch the fire trucks arrive. The pot of beeswax had burst into flame and my Dad tried to carry it out to the back yard, but only got to the back landing before he dropped it. Eira came out of the bedroom and using very quick thinking, grabbed the quilt from the bedroom, threw it on the flames and extinguished the fire! I remember when she told us about dating Bud in Thorsby, i believe, and then telling us she was going to marry him. It took my Dad a few days to get his head around that, but he did. Then we knew the Spaners as they had kids, and they often had Tracy and I over to dinner on Sundays when we were at U of A. By that time we were living in Calgary. They were ever so kind to us. She always remembered my birthday and would call me. I will miss her tremendously!
April-06-18
My condolences to Doug and family on your loss.
April-05-18
Our sympathies to Doug, Jill and the Spaner family.
April-05-18
One of my favorite memories is when she read to us in class, or tried to make sure we were in tune in music class. You taught so many children with lots of heart. Thank you!
April-04-18
As my teacher for grades 4 and 5, Mrs. Spaner made a huge impression upon my life, especially her commitment to peace and social justice. My condolences to her family. She was a remarkable woman.
April-04-18
We are very saddened to have lost a dear friend. She will always be remembered with great affection.
April-04-18
It was a privilege to teach with Eira at Parkview School, and to continue our friendship through all the years.I am so glad that I got to visit her a few days before her passing.

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Mrs. Spaner and me in 2012 when I received the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award from Project Ploughshares Edmonton at City Hall.
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