Evelyne passed away peacefully at Fairhaven in Peterborough with members of her family present for comfort. Pre-deceased by her husband Malcolm in May 1996, Evelyne will be remembered by her sisters, Vivian Hunter and Gwen (Douglas Hancock) and their children. Her sons, John (Kathryn) and Martin (Louise), have provided loving support for Evelyn’s life choices over her many years of widowhood. Evelyne was a loving Nan to Alexandra (Colin Edie), Genevieve, Suzanne, Leah, Brock and Robyn and great-grandmother to Malcolm Alexander Edie.
Her lifelong interests and areas of study included art, music, alternative medicine and nature. Evelyne remained independent and feisty until the end of her life even when dementia robbed her of memories and mobility. She was a determined woman, and communicated her wishes to her many caregivers to the end. The family wishes to thank the staff of Fairhaven for their kind and attentive care over these last years, especially when Evelyne’s needs were greatest.
Evelyne has been cremated and her ashes will be interred in the family plot at Little Lake Cemetery in a private family service. A Celebration of Evelyne’s life will take place in August 2015 in Peterborough, when extended family and friends will be invited to a gathering. Family and friends wishing to make donations may direct them to the Art Gallery of Peterborough in Evelyne’s memory.