Eleanor Leinweber

Obituary of Eleanor Joyce Leinweber

August 16, 1928 - Calgary, Alberta

May 14, 2023 - Airdrie, Alberta


E. Joy Leinweber of Balzac, Alberta passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023.


Joy was born in Calgary, AB, on August 16, 1928. Joy was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bud) Leinweber, her parents, Bernice Gertrude (nee Black) and Edmund Phin Shuttleworth; and son, Robert Dean Leinweber.


Joy is survived by her children, Sherrie Leinweber, Christopher (Wanda) Leinweber, and Shannan (Brent) Campbell; and grandchildren, Ren Leinweber, Cayland Leinweber, Lane Leinweber, Justin (Andrea) Morton, Lee (Mallory) Morton, Kyle Leinweber, Liam (Mina) Ikeda Leinweber, Kiana Campbell and Ashlyn Campbell; as well as great-grandchildren Ethan, Cassidy, and Jesse Morton, and Bennett Morton. Special loving mention of her Awasis, Lawrence Laboucane, born in the territory of the traditional lands of the Cree.


Joy will be missed more than words can say as a devoted, loving, and supportive spouse to Bud before his passing, and her continued love, support, devotion, and friendship to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She guided and counselled her family with her deep, strong, and quiet faith.


Joy had numerous accomplishments in her life. Joy was raised with a love of horses that continued throughout her entire life and included running her own purebred Arabian horse stable.  Joy took over the family farming and cattle business after her father passed and continued the cattle business until very recently.  Joy was active in the 4H for several years. As well, Joy was an accomplished businesswoman who worked alongside Dr. John Laurie with the Indigenous Chiefs such as, Chief David Crowchild and Chief Walking Buffalo. Joy was the owner, operator of her own school bus for 26 years, retiring at the age of 70. Joy also had a great love of music and was a gifted musician who enjoyed playing violin, piano, and organ. Joy especially loved the years spent with Bud playing in the Calgary Symphony Orchestra.


Joy’s love of family extended to gatherings at the farm, the North Pasture, sunny vacations on the Shuswap, Disneyland, Palm Springs, and cruises, time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren making memories that will last a lifetime.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1504 Main Street South, Airdrie, AB) on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. There will be a viewing between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm prior to the service. Reception to follow. Graveside Service to follow at the City of Airdrie Cemetery. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Leinweber’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Eleanor Joyce Leinweber, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Heritage, 1708 – 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L7, Telephone: 403-243-8200.




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