Winchester Press – obit – Evelyn Beatrice Walker

Evelyn Beatrice Walker

Evelyn Beatrice Walker passed away peacefullyat Dundas Manor in Winchester on Sat., Dec. 8, 2007.
She was predeceased by her parents Edith Jane Dillabough and PhilipRobinson Walker, and a brother Donald Dwight Walker. She is survivedby her cousins Muriel Cooper; Vivian, Winston, Robert, Brenda,Megan and Chelsea Martineau; and Shirley Chapman.
She attended Winchester Springs public school, Winchester HighSchool, and Ottawa Normal school. Returning to Ottawa she workedin the external affairs department of the federal government.
In 1943 she entered the Presbyterian Missionary and DeaconessTraining School (Knox College) in Toronto, graduating on April16, 1946. After graduation she worked in Toronto and Sarnia, thenon to Regina, Sask. In 1952 she moved to Truro, Nova Scotia. Whileshe 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 retiredand moved home to Winchester Springs to live with her brotherDonald 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 deaconessin 1996, and again in 2006 for 60 years in appreciation for hercontribution to many areas of church work after retirement.
The funeral service will be held on Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 at 2 pmat St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester, followed by areception in the church hall.
A special thanks to her good friends and neighbours for all theirhelp. Thanks to Hillcrest Haven Rest Home, and Dundas Manor stafffor all their kindness during Evelyn’s stay. Thanks also to DanielsFuneral Chapels in Winchester.
For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Paul’s PresbyterianChurch in Winchester or Winchester District Memorial Hospital.