|The five of us.|
|I was 12 yo and|
she was 6yo.
Our childhood provided many opportunities for developing our individualities. Most importantly, she knew her value in our family and even took advantage of it as the youngest one, both in a good way and in the cleverest way! Her ability in talking her way out of things especially in a bad situation was
|With Mom and myself|
Eliza loved life and the many adventures it brought her. Illustrating in the many faces of Eliza below, one can observe how she enjoyed living life to the fullest.
Even when faced with a stark reality of approaching death, her ability to impress everyone with cheerfulness was evident. At all times, she never looked back at the “what ifs” but always looked forward to the various “why not?” Any opportunity, however small, became a possibility and even when experiencing pain, her aim was attaining fulfillment with joy. Witnessed by many, her endurance in seeking joy at every moment inspired those around her. Always looking ahead and never giving into being bedridden. Given the chance, even with an ounce of strength, accommodating people was her priority. She loved people and showed generosity in doing so.
|Having cheeseburger dinner|
with her husband, Stefano.
It was her last meal.
|With Evelyn, Arlene,|
Thank you, Eliza, for imparting your life to many you’ve met and encountered, both personally and professionally. You displayed how one’s life is lived even with death hanging on your head. You’ll never be forgotten and will be remembered for the impact you made.
We’ll meet again in heaven. Enjoy your new adventure there!
Eliza Navo-Kalaw obituary: https://kearneyfs.com/obituaries/eliza-navo-kalaw-