Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Evelyn JOHN

Evelyn John

1935 – 2015

“Life is a Strange Affair”

Evelyn John (née McCallum) born on wee Cliftonville Parade, Belfast Northern Ireland, in 1935 passed away on December 9, 2015 in her home, surrounded by family and all their love. 

The story that led to this moment began with a leap of faith. At 21, Evelyn decided to leave the old country for a land she had barely heard of with a sailor she had only just met and married. 

That eventually led her to Salt Spring Island, where she was recently honoured as a “Pioneer”, having made it her home for over 50 years. 

She leaves behind: brother Hugh (Marie), daughters Lorraine (Ben), Sharon (Murray), and Barbara (Randal), as well as step daughter Pam (Lise), and grandchildren: Lauren, Michael, Ellen, Ashley, Matthew, Caitlyn, and Callum.  She will be welcomed into the Great Beyond by her youngest daughter Valerie, first husband Doug John and husband Chester Lengyel. 

Our family matriarch will be fondly remembered for her love of singing, dancing and playing the odds, for her daily tidily and daytime dramas, for her afternoon chin wags, dedicated volunteering, and her world renowned killer coleslaw. 

She could cook for an army, dance like a dervish, and scrabble with the best of them. She was a fierce spirit and kindred soul.

We will always love you, Evelyn.

Lang may your lum reek. 

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