Evelyn is survived by her brother John Hettema; children Marlene Olineck and Jean Hungar (Ralph); grandchildren Stephen, Naomi, Lindsay (Craig), Shannon (Neil), and Karen (Dale); great-grandchildren Benjamyn, Makenzie, Lynden, Ashley, Lukas, and Taylah; her daughter-in-law Margaret Norris; and many loved nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Wilbur; her son, Gerald; her sister, Irene Buchanan; and her brother Harry Hettema.
Evelyn was born in Swan River, Manitoba and was brought home on a very cold winter day in a horse drawn sleigh. She grew up on a prairie farm during the depression years in a loving family. Evelyn trained at Brandon General Hospital and graduated in 1945. She worked in several hospitals and clinics. During her professional career, she was highly regarded by all who knew her.
She married Will in 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan and settled in Kamloops in 1948. Evelyn felt they had come to the land of milk and honey...they never looked back. Evelyn was a long-time member and supporter of the Kamloops United Church. During their retirement years, Will and Evy enjoyed many adventures RVing and life at Little Shuswap. Evelyn always caught the biggest fish!
Her legacy was her deep devotion to and love for family.
Our deepest gratitude goes to the staff at the Overlander Residential Care Facility for their tender, loving care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Overlander Residential Care or Marjorie Willoughby
Snowden Hospice Home would be appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at the Kamloops United Church, March 30th, 2 pm with Rev. Michael Caveney officiating. The service will be live streamed and recorded on the Kamloops United Church YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/KamloopsUnitedChurch or by searching “Kamloops United Church” on YouTube.
Mrs Norris was such a kind and loving lady. The Norris's were great neighbour's for many many years. I remember her as both neighbour and nurse for the Irving Clinic. Every year we would sneak some apples from the great big tree at the side of their house and I am sure she knew what we were up to. I have lots of great memories of all the Norris's and will miss Mrs Norris. Sending hugs to all of you as I cannot make the service but will watch it on YouTube.