Mom lived a full and eventful life.
It is with great sadness that the family of Eveline (Evelyn) Haden announces her passing on January 1st, mom was 94 years old. Evelyn, past away peacefully, with her daughter Cheryl at her side.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Thorburn, Cheryl (Rocco) Russo and Marilyn Eyres.
Grandchildren Niki (Justin), James (Holly), Adam (Sarah), Ian, Catina (Randall), Michael (Glenda), Robert (Tara), Christopher (Carly).
Evelyn also is survived by her twelve Great Grandchildren, Kennady, MacLean, Morgan, Devon, Taylor, Jordon, Winnie, Ava, Enzo, Milla, Arianna and Emilia.
Evelyn was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Cyril. Grandson Steven, brothers Stan, James and sister Evelyn and sons in law, Albert and Willard.
Mom was born in Drumco, Northern Ireland, February 9th 1923. Mom came to Canada in 1927, living on the Kirk family farm from 1929-1946.
Mom met William Cyril Haden at a dance, and they were married in 1946. Evelyn and Cyril lived on the Haden farm in Saskatchewan from 1946-1948.
Mom received her normal school education in Saskatchewan and was always an excellent student and teacher of life. She loved education and learning.
A new adventure awaited the family, when Evelyn and Cyril, along with their daughter, Elizabeth, travelled to Rossland B.C, in 1948. Two daughters Cheryl and Marilyn soon arrived and their family was complete.
Mom was a quiet, sweet, gentle, but determined lady. She was talented as an artist, portrait painter, knitter, and loved her gardens and won many awards in these areas. She was an avid cook and loved to bake. Evelyn loved to travel and visited many countries, she travelled well into her 80’s and was full of great stories about the sights she saw. Ireland held her heart.
Upon Cyril’s retirement, Evelyn and Cyril moved to Winfield in 1979 to get away from the snow in Rossland. Mom enjoyed the lovely warm weather of the Okanagan. They spent many years there.
Mom lost her life long partner of 61 years in 2008. She missed her Cyril until the day she died.
Upon Cyril’s death, mom moved to Kamloops where she resided at Ridgeview Lodge, near daughter Cheryl.
In her final years, her sense of humour shone through, she never lost her lovely singing voice. Her son in law Rocco, was the apple of her eye and her” little girls ”, were very special to her.
Evelyn was involved with the Rebecca ‘s, the United Church of Canada and the UC Woman’s Group. She was a partner, in the family business, Haden Studio.
A Memorial service will be held in the spring in Kamloops, announcement of date and time at a later date.
Interment of her ashes will take place in Kelowna where she will rest with her husband.
Our family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff of Ridgeview Lodge and Dr Mavis Hollman for their attention, kindness, love and gentle care they provided to Mom in her final years. Thank you.
Mom is the last of her generation , she will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, with appreciation.
Condolences may be made to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.
Schoening Funeral Service 250-374-1454