On April 1, 2015 Evelyn passed away with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2012.
Evelyn is survived by her devoted family: children Neil (Pam), Lynn (Brian), Greg (Kim); wonderful grand-daughters Brandy, Kerri, Amy, Leanne; and great-grandchildren Tayven and Oliver. She is also survived by her sister Ellie, and brothers Jack and Don (Cathy) as well as many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born in Edmonton to Jack and Evelyn Inkpen. She attended school in Edmonton and later worked at the University Hospital and Doctors offices. Evelyn met Jim in Edmonton. Following their marriage they decided to move to Surrey to establish a fur farm and shortly thereafter made their home in White Rock where their children grew up knowing the farming life and small town atmosphere. Evelyn did the books for their businesses and worked on the farms during busy seasons. She took great pride in caring for her family and creating a warm and loving home. She encouraged her children to become generous, loving, hard working and respectful adults and volunteered in support of their many endeavours. She created a beautiful garden and spent many hours tending her plants. Eve and Jim, married for 61 years, enjoyed traveling to many beautiful places, often in the company of wonderful friends. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; a meal to celebrate family events, outings with her grand-daughters, time spent with friends, a walk at the beach and supporting her community. Evelyn will be tremendously missed but her love and her values live on with us all. The family appreciates the wonderful care provided by Dr. Kanagaratnam and the Peace Arch Hospice. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society in Evelyn’s memory. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at a later date.