HEIN, Eva Irma (nee Bernard)
March 16, 1929 – September 20, 2011
Daughter. Friend. Wife. Mother.
Born March 16, 1929 to Theodore and Elizabeth (nee Gilmour) Bernard in Nanaimo, Eva spent many weekends and summers as a girl in Jordan River at her parent’s store, her elementary school days in Nanaimo with her Nana on Campbell Street, and her teen years attending St. Anne’s Academy in Victoria. She married Walther Hein in Victoria in 1948, and they moved around the country as a military family until 1966, when they settled back in Nanaimo.
Eva had many interesting memories to share of Nanaimo’s earlier decades and gave many contributions to local museums. She often visited with her many close friends, and loved to go out to eat, especially Chinese food. Eva treasured her 20+ years as president of the Nanaimo Branch of the Navy League, remaining involved until this year. She enjoyed traveling and took her grandchildren on many adventures with the 5th-wheel trailer. She loved to shop and always had a gift to give.
She passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on September 20th, 2011 surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her husband Walther in 2009, and is mourned by her three children: Lynda (nee Hein) Critchlow, Bob Hein, Ted Hein, their respective families and “Turkey-Bird.”
There will be a High-Mass for her on Friday, September 30th at the Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Rd. at 11am. Refreshments to follow.
Many thanks to the staff of Lakeside Gardens and staff of the 5th floor of NRGH for all your kind care.
First Memorial Funeral Services