May (Farrell) Love went to the Lord on December 27, 2014. Her daughter was by her side. She died of congestive heart failure.
May was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Upon completing high school, she attended Business College where she was trained as a comptometer operator and started her career in the Calgary office of the Alberta Wheat Pool. In 1944, because her then fiancé was killed while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she decided to join the Canadian Navy. As a member of the “WRENS” (Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service), she functioned as a signal woman until her discharge in 1945. She returned to the Alberta Wheat Pool but in 1947, moved to Trail, British Columbia, where she began working for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (COMINCO). It was while she was in Trail, B.C. that she met her future husband Douglas Peter Love. When Doug, her fiancé, was transferred to Montreal, she decided to follow him and took a position as a bookkeeper with Canadian Industries Limited (C.I.L). She and Doug were married in the fall of 1948 in Montreal. Over the years, she accompanied her husband wherever his job assignments took him, including a move to Rock Hill, South Carolina where their daughter Judith-Ann was born. They arrived in Houston in 1967 and moved to Kingwood, TX in 1975.
Her hobby was hooking rugs and she was an avid reader, bridge player and golfer until her physical problems limited her participation in these activities.
She remained an avid reader and she loved playing “words with friends” with her many friends on her IPAD. From 1999 - 2013 she was very active in the visitor telephone program of the Kingwood United Methodist Church. From 2013 - 2014 she was on the welcoming committee for Emeritus Senior Living in Kingwood, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 65 years, Douglas Peter Love, of Kingwood, Texas, longtime substitute teacher at Kingwood High School; her parents, Francis Robert and Mary Ann Spence; her brother-in-law, Geoff Keer; her sister Murielle Keer of Calgary, Alberta; and sister-in-law Helen Linton-Smith and her husband, John of Australia; and sister-in-law Mary Love, of Regina, Saskatchewan.
She is survived by her daughter Judith Love Rondeau and her husband Eugene E. Rondeau, Sr. of Arlington, Texas, and her niece Stephanie Keer of Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Gene Rondeau II and wife, Stasha Rondeau and their two children Hunter and Maddy of Wichita, Kansas; Danielle Bergren and husband, Jeff and their three children Joshua, Julie and Chloe of Copper Canyon, Texas; and Stephanie Rondeau and her partner Lisa Schwab of Playa Del Rey, California.
She is also survived by her Australian Family: Niece Anne Evans and husband Terry; grand-niece Claire Linton-Evans and husband Rohan Little and their son Otto; grand-nephew Dylan Evans and his wife Stephanie (and son Murray); grand-nephew Rowan Evans; nephew Tim Linton-Smith and his wife, Judy; grand-nephew Brendan Linton-Smith and wife Samantha and daughters Evelyn and Zoe; grand-nephew Glen Linton-Smith and his wife, Corrine, son, Hudson; grand-niece Emma Mary and husband David Skeen, son Jack and daughter Rachel.
A small memorial service was held at May’s residence, Emeritus at Kingwood on January 9, 2015 at 10:00 am with Rev. Mary Magnuson of Kingwood United Methodist Church officiating.
Those wishing to make a memorial, in lieu of flowers, may contribute to the Just About Kids Foundation, LOVE Scholarship Program at www.JustAboutKids.org .
For more information about the life of May, to sign the online guest book, or to offer memories of May to the family, please visit www.darstfuneralhome.com.