August 12, 2018
Evelyn F. Mathias (nee Hawkins) passed away on August 12, 2018 at Cranbrook, BC, after a suffering a stroke in July.
Evelyn was born and raised in Victoria. Evelyn worked as a laboratory technician in the Federal Forest Biology Service researching diseases of forest trees. There she met her true love, Harry Mathias (she was his boss for his summer job). They married and moved to Cranbrook in 1956 and shared a beautiful life partnership.
Evelyn was very active raising their three children and later enjoying her four grandchildren, baking, playing games, playing bridge, and volunteering with the United Church and other community groups such as Mental Health, Red Cross, and Arthritis Society. Both Harry and Evelyn were very active in politics and in 1996, both made Honourary Life Members of the NDP.
Predeceased by her son, Grant (1980), her brother, Gordon (2004), and by her husband Harry (2014), Evelyn leaves to mourn her two daughters – Lynne (Steve) Newhouse and Leslie (Mark) Molnar and 4 grandchildren: Jake Molnar (Nichola Shi Wei Lee), Dan Zimmer (Kelsey Stewart-Reynolds), Marissa Molnar (Ryan Diotte) and Jocelyn Molnar (Jordan Hills). She also leaves her sisters-in law Joyce Creasser (Clare) and Connie Schlitt (Paul), as well as many nieces, nephews, etc.
A Memorial Service for Evelyn will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1 pm at the Cranbrook United Church. A private family interment will precede the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shelterbox program of the Kimberley Rotary Club.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com. Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services