Evelyn Smith, a resident of the Osgoode Care Centre for the past three years, passed away there on Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, following a brief illness. She was 89.
Evelyn was born in North Lunenburg on Aug. 29, 1921, to her parents, Ralph and Hazel Bush (nee Burton), the oldest of three children. She grew up, taught school for a few years, and when she was 23 years old a bachelor farmer by the name of Lloyd Smith started chasing her around Lunenburg, and soon enough they got married. They had three girls, Marian, Grace, and Wilma, and they bought a farm on Forward Road near Chesterville.
Evelyn passed down her love of gardening to her daughters and her grandkids. She was also a great cook, and her family always looked forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas because they’d push the kitchen and dining room tables together and all of them would sit down to Grandma’s fabulous cooking. Grandma also possessed a really good sense of humour, and she was an avid reader. She was a kind, loving, caring lady who welcomed new additions to the family with open arms, and had enough love for each and everyone of them.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Marian (Don) Henderson of RR# 1 Chesterville, Grace Campbell (Roy Hope) of RR# 1 Chesterville, and Wilma (Leslie) McMillan of RR# 2 Chesterville, and her siblings, Helen (Lorne) Parke of Caledonia and Darcy (Kate) Bush of North Lunenburg. Evelyn will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Lianne Henderson, Janet (Fabian) Adams, Bill (Amy) Henderson, Derrick (Johnna) Campbell, Lisa (Mark) Dunning, and great-grandchildren Melody and Cassidy. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Wed., Jan. 12. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thurs., Jan. 13, with Rev. Wendy Wright-MacKenzie officiating. The pallbearers were grandchildren Lianne Henderson, Janet Adams, Bill Henderson, Derrick Campbell, and Lisa Dunning. Interment will be in the spring at Grantley Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.