Vivian Isabel Eileen Evans

In Memorial

May 31, 1912 – August 6, 2011 Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 in her 99th year. Loving mother of John, mother-in-law of Susan, grandmother of Sarah, Christopher, David and Katherine and great grandmother of Hunter William David. Predeceased by her loving husband Frederick deCourcey Evans of Maple Ridge and her parents William Williams and Vivian Williams (nee Moore). Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Eileen graduated from Duke of Connaught High School in New Westminster prior to entering Nursing School at VGH where she graduated in 1932. The following year, Eileen enrolled at UBC where she completed a Degree in Applied Science (Nursing) graduating from the “new” UBC Point Grey campus. Eileen worked as a Public Health nurse in Richmond prior to enrolling in the Cdn. Army in 1942. Following her joining the services, she worked at the Military Hospital in Victoria. Eileen sailed overseas in January 1944 and was stationed at Basingstoke, U.K. where she nursed burn victims of WW2 being returned from the “front”. Eileen married another Canadian, her loving husband Fred, in 1945 in Basingstoke. In 1945, Eileen returned to Canada with Fred returning in 1946. Eileen and Fred’s only son John deCourcey was born in July, 1949. Eileen loving supported her husband Fred’s career with the Imperial Bank of Canada where they spent years in each of Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Fort William (now the Lakehead) and ultimately in Toronto. In 1965, following Fred’s early retirement from the bank, the family relocated to Haney, B.C., where they acquired and operated Haney Tire. Following their retirement, Fred and Eileen enjoyed their years in Haney Pioneer Village always looking forward to their winters in Mexico. Eileen was a joyful person who enjoyed meeting people wherever life took her. She always enjoyed her church service no matter the city in which she lived. She especially enjoyed the Christmas Bazaar and creating her many handicrafts. Having lived only months shy of a century, Eileen greeted each day with a smile and the determination to accomplish yet another task in her day. Eileen’s family would like to thank both Dr. Chapman, who always “looked in” on Mom and the many “angels” at Bailey House in Maple Ridge who took such great care of Mom in her last remaining years.

Funeral Services for Eileen were held on Tuesday, August 9th at St. John the Divine Anglican Church with cremation to follow. Garden Hill Funeral Home took care of all arrangements. Donations to St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Maple Ridge would be appreciated by the family.

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