In Memory Of HACKETT Eva Rose


Private service
Hackett, Eva Rose
March 19, 1929 to May 7, 2020
Died peacefully on May 7, 2020, at CHSLD St. Margaret in Westmount, Quebec.
Predeceased by her parents F. Winfield Hackett, QC and Eva Gertrude (nee Ryan), her sisters Helen Sybil and Mary Cora, brothers John Samuel (Olive Laroque deceased), F.Win (Anna Katruck and Lorie Cohen). Survived by her sister Ann Lehane (Robert deceased), and brothers Michael (Yolande Thibeault deceased) and Ryan (Margaret Hyde deceased), and many nieces, nephews and relatives.
Eva Rose attended elementary school in Montreal and was a resident student at the Ursuline convent in Stanstead, Quebec. After graduation from secondary school she worked at a financial institution. In her mid-thirties, she graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Montreal. She thrived in her new career as a nurse and later as nursing instructor at St. Mary’s hospital.
Eva Rose also spent several years in Bathurst, NB with the VON, worked as the resident nurse at Stanstead College and at the Julius Richardson Hospital in Montreal until her retirement. Eva Rose was known for her warm bedside manner and concern for the well-being of her patients.
In retirement she lived in Kingston and Gananoque, Ontario where she sang in local choirs, took up painting and floral arranging, and formed deep friendships. Upon her return to Montreal, she enrolled in music and art appreciation courses and garnered a collection of classical records and art books.
Eva Rose was a kind, generous woman who loved to entertain family and friends, and was noted for her many dinner parties.
During her later years she resided at St. Patrick’s Residence, and the Montclair Residence following surgery. As a result of failing health, her final six years were spent St. Margaret’s .Many thanks to Pam, Lucy and the dedicated staff who have been working under stressful conditions during these past few months.
Interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Stanstead, Quebec.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Montreal or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Messages for the Family of HACKETT Eva Rose

From: Judith Barker Hulsebus

Dear Family,
My sincere condolences for the passing of Miss Hackett. She was one of my favorite Clinical Instructors at St. Mary’s. I am one of the last class of 1972. She instilled “an excellent bedside manner in us”. She was the example of what a St. Mary’s Nurse should be. Prayers for peace. God bless you all.❤️
From: Marian Facciolo (nee Joyce)

I remember Miss Hackett well. She was one of my teachers when I was a student at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. She was very caring and expected a lot of her students. As students we were expected to prepare ahead of time in order to provide the best care possible for our patient's. I remember she would sometimes pull one of us aside and ask us questions about the disease process etc. related our patient assignment for the day. She tried to get to know us while she was overseeing our patient care on the floor. She certainly cared for the patients and kept us accountable as students. This was a long time ago as I graduated in 1972. It is strange but for some reason, I have been thinking of her recently. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
From: Paul McDonald

To the Hackett Family,
We were very sorry to read of Eva Rose's death today. Growing up on Mayfair Ave., across the street from the Hackett family, we knew Eva Rose well and she was always so happy every time we would meet. She was very good to my sister, Shirley, and would make sure that she was included in things, particularly if tea and cookies were involved. I remember how proud she was following her graduation as a nurse from St. Mary's. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.
Rest in Peace Eva Rose,

Paul and Pat McDonald and Family
From: Norma Chyka

please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of dear Eva Rose.
I had the privilege of working with her at St. Mary,s Nursing School.
She was a fine teacher and always pleasant to work with.We had
many good laughs together.
May she rest in peace.

Sincerest condolences to her family and friends. Eva Rose and I worked together at the Julius Richardson. She was so respected and such a compassionate nurse. Many happy memories of years gone by. I always admired her willingness to take on new challenges.
From: Joanne &Richard Graves

Sincere condolences in the loss of yet another family member.I met Eva Rose on a few occasions and know she meant a lot to so mant people. Thanks for letting us participate in the service.
From: Norman and Patricia

God love you, Eva Rose and keep you in his loving care.
May you rest in peace.
From: Margaret Russell

Eva Rose my fellow SMH graduate, neighbor and inspiration. Rest In Peace.