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April 4, 1941 — March 23, 2012

Evlyn died suddenly at home on March 23, 2012 after a brief illness, and went to meet her Saviour and be reunited with family and friends who preceded her.  Evlyn was born in Semans, Saskatchewan to Lorne and Ethel McBride.  The family moved to Regina in 1945 where Evlyn attended elementary and high school.  Following high school, she attended Canadian Bible College for a year and then began her career as a medical stenographer.  She was employed by Group Medical Services, and later by a group of urological surgeons.  When her parents moved to Kelowna in 1978 Evlyn accompanied them and worked for a medical clinic in Rutland until moving in with her parents to provide the care they needed.  Evlyn was an active participant in the Mission Creek Alliance Church and enjoyed serving others in practical ways such as preparing lunches for special events.  She was also known for her musical ability and often played the organ or vibraharp in church or at funerals.  Evlyn loved cats and in her later years found them great companions, especially “Mitzi”, and then “Big Boy.”  Handcrafts and visiting on the phone occupied much of her time.  Evlyn was predeceased by her father, Lorne, and her mother, Ethel.  She is survived by her brother, Bert (Lorna), and their children, Eldon, Leeanne Thiessen (Brent), Richard (Jerilynne), and Cameron (Candy).  A group of close friends in Kelowna mourn her loss greatly.  A time of visitation and viewing will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 30th at 4:00 pm also at Springfield Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Evangel Church (for Rod Carlson, Living Logos), 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3N4, or Mission Creek Alliance Church: 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7X1.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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Evangel Church (for Rod Carlson, Living Logos), 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3N4, or Mission Creek Alliance Church: 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7X1


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The service for MCBRIDE, Evlyn is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Phyllis and Gary Ransbottom says:

    Bert and family
    Our wonderful, long time friend is gone and we will miss her terribly. Evlyn was a very kind, caring person who was loved by many.

    Phyllis and Gary

  • Darlene McGinnis says:

    We will miss Evelyn at P.W.D., she was always ready to put in a shift , if her busy schedule allowed her time.

    Bon voyage, Evelyn

    Staff at P.W.D.

  • Lisa Mirabent says:

    Very sorry to hear of Evlyn’s loss. I very much enjoyed working with her in the kitchen at Mission Creek AC, and will miss her caring spirit greatly.

  • Dorothy Arendt says:

    I will always remember Evlyn’s kindness to me when I moved to Regina as a university student. She made my experience much easier as I was very homesick.
    Please accept our condolances. I know she will be missed by all but rejoice with you that she is with the Lord.

  • Margaret Dowkes says:

    Evlyn was one of the first people I got to know at the ‘Tab’in Regina a “few” years ago. I will remember her fondly for her friendliness and kind heart!

  • Tom and Lynn McDonald says:

    Bert, Lorna and family,
    so sorry to hear of Evlyn’s passing. Eileen and I had just been talking about her and wondering how she was. She had a kind and loving heart. Of course we remember her playing the vibraharp in the livingroom in the Regina house!
    Tom,Lynn,Vicki,Dana and their families.

  • Patricia Rambold, RMT says:

    To Evlyn’s Family and Friends,

    I have known Evlyn for many years, she was a kind and caring person, always helping others. I am saddened by her loss. She will be truly missed.
    Hands-On Healing and Thiel Chiropractic

  • Carey and Myrna Molberg says:

    Evlyn was one of the few friends I knew from almost 60 years ago in Regina.
    She was a loyal and loving sister and aunt, and will be missed by you all.
    It is a wonderful comfort to know she is with the Lord.

  • Dr. Gordon & Betty Denison says:

    May the God of all grace minister to your hearts with His comfort at Evyln’s homegoing. “Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Gordon and Betty Denison

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