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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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Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 pm

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In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel St, Kelowna BC V1Y 2Z6
The family would appreciate donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel St, Kelowna BC V1Y 2Z6


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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.

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Springfield Funeral Home

202 Springfield Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Carol MacDonald says:

    Ron and family, I’m deeply sorry for the loss Evie. I enjoyed our time together in BC, Alberta and California. May all your memories help you through such a difficult time. Love Carol, Matt, Mike and Heidi.

  • Geraldine(Deanie) white says:

    Dear Ron and family, Art and I were so very sorry to hear of Evies passing. I know it has been many years since we have been in touch but it happens that only last week I thought of you guys and wondered where you were living. Reading her obit I can see she had a very full life. I know you will all miss terribly. Art and Deanie, port hawkesbury, not

  • Tim & Karen Jones says:

    Evelyn (my second Mom growing up) was an amazing person. She was always welcoming and kind and opened her home to me without hesitation. She filled their home with laughter and joy. I can only imagine how much the family will miss her. Our condolences to you all.

  • Randy and Laura Lee MacDonald says:

    Ran and family,
    Saddened to have read of Ev’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Randy,Laura,Brittany, Bethany and Breton.

    • Kathy Thomson says:

      This is a reply to Randy and Laura Lee MacDonald from Kathy Thomson.

      Dear Randy and Laura, Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. We had difficulty trying to locate you on the internet. Sorry you had to read about Mom’s passing. If you would like, I would be happy to touch base with you privately through contact@springfieldfuneralhome.com to exchange email/contact information and talk further. Regards, Kathy, Darcy, and my family

  • Marilyn & Ed Connor. ( Bates ) U.S says:

    Ron and family so very sorry to hear of Evies passing . My memories go way back when you were married and living in New Waterford . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time .

  • Manny & Gillian Lemos says:

    It was always a pleasure to see you when you visited Ontario to see Kathy & Darcy and the kids. Card games, beverages and lots of laughs. Our hearts our saddened by your passing. I wish we could be there to give each member of the family a hug, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Manny & G.

  • Kim Robinson and Bill Richardson says:

    Our thoughts and love are with you

    Love Kim and Bill

  • Pat Desveaux says:

    Uncle Ran and the MacDonald family,

    I was very sorry to hear about Evie’s passing. I remember her as a vibrant, lovely woman whom my mother thought so much of. I know you must be all heartbroken. My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

  • Sheldon macdonald says:

    Ran and family sorry to hear of evie’s passing , just herd of your loss , my deepest condolences .

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