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Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 85.  Survived by her loving family: daughter Carol Purves (Ken) of Kelowna; three sons: Denny (Anne) of Whitehorse, Kelly (Brenda) of Cranbrook, Brent (Serena) of Gig Harbor, WA; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one sister Enid Watland of Camrose, AB.  Predeceased by her husband Sigh, two brothers and two sisters.  Evelyn will be remembered for her service to her family and creating a warm loving home.  She joyfully embraced becoming Denny and Kelly’s mother when she married Sigh in 1966.  She was known for her wonderful meals, especially her roast beef dinners and her Japanese cooking.  She loved nice things and the unconditional love of her pets.  In later years, she enjoyed the birds singing outside her window.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 16th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with Rev. Dotti Thiessen officiating.  Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, August 16th at 1:00 pm

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The service for KOBAYASHI, Evelyn is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Peggy & Bob Cameron says:

    Dear Carol & Ken:
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your families at this very sad time. The love of family and friends will be a source of comfort at this time. Remember, Love and memories never die! Love & Prayers, Peg xxoo



  • Jean Kobayashi says:

    To the Kobayashi Family:
    Our sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of your dear Mother. We will cherish many happy memories of her from the by-gone days.

    Also my deep sympathy to Carol, from your ex-colleague at Sears in Kelowna.


    Jean A. Kobayashi
    Davis & Bev
    Maureen & Gord Miyagishima

  • The Hurley Family says:

    Brent, Serena, Kalia, and Aidan,
    Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother and grandmother. We so wish we could be there with you at this time. We didn’t know Evelyn, but she must have been a wonderful person to produce such special people as Brent and Carol. May the good memories sustain you through this time and serve as positive reminders of her influence in your lives. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    Deepest sympathies,
    Lynelle, Robert, Aidan, and Aislinn

  • Lynn says:

    Evelyn has gone home where there is no more sorrow or pain. The sorrow is ours that she is gone, she will be missed but the joy is hers, she is with the Father.

    But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (‭I Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ NKJV)

  • Faye Stowe says:

    I was sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I know the rest of the Stowe family will share your sorrow.

  • Tom, Margaret and Samantha Kobayashi says:

    Dear Denny, Kelly, Brent and Family,

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss and wish our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to you and your families.

    Tom, Margaret and Samantha Kobayashi
    Georgetown, Ontario

  • Faye and Jim Eden says:

    So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was such a lovely lady and always left me smiling after seeing her and having a quick visit. She was so positive and kind. Condolences from all the Eden family. Faye

  • Randy and Shirley Nagel says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss, she was an awesome lady.

  • Judith Wagner says:

    To Sigh and Evelyn’s family. I knew Evelyn and Sigh for years when Brent went to school with Leanne. I had many nice visits with them and remember Evelyn made good Chow Mein!! I remember when they had the electrical shop and lived across the road from the Browns. Lovely memories and so sad to hear of Evelyn’s demise. There are so many of the older ones passing away lately, Winfield is certainly not the same. Sending condolences to all the family from Judith Wagner and family.

  • Julie Margetts says:

    To Brent and family
    I am so sorry hear about your mom! She was such a beautiful lady. Many hugs from my family to yours 🙂
    Julie Margetts

  • Sherley Oshaway says:

    My deepest sympathy to Carol and Ken on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Marjie Dunahoo says:

    To Kelly and Denny
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

    Marjie Dunahoo(Hall)

  • Osam and Mitzi Kobayashi says:

    To the families of Evelyn and Sigh Kobayashi:

    We are saddened by the passing of Evelyn, a loved member of our Kobayashi family. Her dignity and warmth made us better.

    Mitzi and I have fond memories of her and Sigh; their kind hospitality whenever we visited, our trips together, and family reunions.

    She was a wonderful lady and a good friend.

    Our sincere condolences,
    Osam and Mitzi

  • Josephine Beneteau says:

    May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your loved one. It was such a pleasure to have met her at the Chatsworth. With my deepest sympathy. Josephine

  • Bryan and Glenda Jackson says:

    Hello to the Kobayashi family. Denny, so sorry of Moms passing. Regards, Glenda Jackson (Janz)

  • Allan Knudson says:

    Carol, Brent, Kelly, Denny,
    It’s never easy saying goodbye to your Mother no matter how old we get….
    Aunt Evy reminds me of summer vacation, in the Okanagan or visiting us on the farm in Alberta.
    Brent, I just watched your video on youtube; Nice tribute to a fantastic lady!

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