It is with great grief and sorrow that we announce the passing of Evelyn MacDonald of West Kelowna, British Columbia, at age 83, after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Central Okanagan Hospice House in the early hours of April 24th, 2017.
She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Evelyn Bates and was also predeceased by her brother Brian Bates all of New Waterford N.S. She is survived by Ron, her loving husband of 62 years, her children Kevin, Kathy (Darcy), Paula (Jerry), and Dana (Joe); grandchildren Maria, Christa, Stephanie, Kimberly and Taylor and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Wilma MacSween of New Waterford N.S, and her brother Lawrence (Dina) Bates of West Kelowna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was born and raised in New Waterford N.S. and received her Nursing Diploma from the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in North Sydney in 1953. Her nursing career spanned 37 years and included hospital and public health nursing before retiring as Public Health RN from the City of Regina Public Health Department in 1990. She and Ron raised four children before happily retiring to West Kelowna where she lived out her remaining years.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Czerkawski and the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital Cancer Clinic for their exceptional care and compassion for not only our mother but our family as well. Words cannot express how grateful we are to Dr. Morris and the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their kindness and gentle caring of our beloved mother.
A celebration of life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice House.
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Service: Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for MACDONALD, Evelyn is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.