Evelyn Beatrice Walker
Evelyn Beatrice Walker passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor in Winchester on Sat., Dec. 8, 2007.
She was predeceased by her parents Edith Jane Dillabough and Philip Robinson Walker, and a brother Donald Dwight Walker. She is survived by her cousins Muriel Cooper; Vivian, Winston, Robert, Brenda, Megan and Chelsea Martineau; and Shirley Chapman.
She attended Winchester Springs public school, Winchester High School, and Ottawa Normal school. Returning to Ottawa she worked in the external affairs department of the federal government.
In 1943 she entered the Presbyterian Missionary and Deaconess Training School (Knox College) in Toronto, graduating on April 16, 1946. After graduation she worked in Toronto and Sarnia, then on to Regina, Sask. In 1952 she moved to Truro, Nova Scotia. While she was there, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Truro was built. She was invited back for its 40th anniversary as a special guest.
She spent some time in Flin Flon and Cranberry Portage, Man., New Brunswick, and St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 1968 she retired and moved home to Winchester Springs to live with her brother Donald on the farm. In 1981 Donald and Evelyn moved to Winchester.
As an active member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester, she was honoured with a celebration to mark 50 years as a deaconess in 1996, and again in 2006 for 60 years in appreciation for her contribution to many areas of church work after retirement.
The funeral service will be held on Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 at 2 pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester, followed by a reception in the church hall.
A special thanks to her good friends and neighbours for all their help. Thanks to Hillcrest Haven Rest Home, and Dundas Manor staff for all their kindness during Evelyn’s stay. Thanks also to Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester.
For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester or Winchester District Memorial Hospital.