Evelyn died peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on March 3, 2019, after a brief illness. She was in her 97th year. She is survived by her children: Mary Ellen Morris (Ian Stephenson), Carol Anne Brunet, Peggy Frank (Jim Ryerson) and George Frank (Lynne); her grandchildren: Phillip, Erik (Lilly) Luc (Geneviève), Noëmi, Simon (Mila), Jeremy (Anjali) and Rachel; her great-grandchildren, Florence, Elie, Erika, Oliver, James and Ella; her brother George and sisters-in-law, Norma Walker and Elizabeth Walker and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews. Predeceased by her husband Julius, and her brothers, Ken, Thomas, Neil and John and three sons-in-law, John Cutler, Paul Brunet and Dave Rayment.
Evelyn was born on October 18, 1922 in Summerside, PEI, eldest and only daughter of Ernest and Minnie Walker. She lived there until attending Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she obtained a Bachelor of Home Economics. She later moved to Montreal where she met her husband. They moved to Sackville, New Brunswick where they began raising their family. While the children were small they moved to Ottawa and later Manotick. Evelyn was a Girl Guide leader (Life Member), an avid traveller, bridge player and volunteer. Special thanks to the care workers who supported her and to Jun, of Robertson House, who delivered her dinners for years. The family is also grateful to the staff, nurses and doctors at Brockville General Hospital, who looked after her in her final few days. She was an inspiration to all who met her.
Family and friends will gather for a celebration of life for Evelyn at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2451 Maitland Merrickville Rd. just north of Highway 401. The celebration will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 1:00 pm. There will be a memorial service in the chapel followed by an interment and short committal service. Refreshments will be served following the committal service.