PREUSS, Eva Elisabeth 1922 – 2014 .
Long-time Delta resident Eva Preuss (nee Hörning) passed away on March 2, 2014 at the age of 91. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia, Eva immigrated to the Lower Mainland in 1952 to marry Fritz (Fred) and start a family, settling in Ladner in 1959. A devoted and skilled homemaker, she also assisted Fred in co-founding the Delta Youth Orchestra and the Delta Symphony Society; she created the orchestra's first uniforms and signage and served as its archivist. Eva sang in the Delta Community Choir and for many years spent Wednesday mornings as a Blue Angel in Delta Hospital. She moved to Augustine House in 2007, then to the Waterford Care Centre in 2008, but continued to assert a strong, independent spirit. . Eva was predeceased in 1997 by her husband Fred and in 2007 by her sister Steffi Murray. She is survived by her daughter Renate of Vancouver and son Hans with wife Sherri and their daughter Abigail of Oakville, Ontario, as well as relatives and friends in Delta, the U.S. and Germany. Our warm thanks to the Waterford Care Centre for helping our mom remain as active and independent as possible over the past five years. . Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 6-8 pm at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2 pm at Delta Funeral Home, with reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation (www.dhfoundation.ca
) in Eva's memory, in lieu of flowers. . Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040