January 23, 1923 – September 3, 2012
Eva, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother slipped away from us in dignity and comfort on September 3, 2012 in Saanich Peninsula Hospital. In deepest sorrow, she leaves her daughters, Draga, Nada (Hans); grandson, Eric (Moraine); granddaughter, Justine and baby great granddaughter, Emmeline. Also in sorrow are her brother, Adam and his family in Australia and her sister, Elisabetha in Germany. The family dogs, Tia and Kodi are very sad too.
Eva was born of German heritage in a village in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1952 where she lived until moving to Victoria in 1994 and to Nanaimo in 2008. Eva lived her life with a strong work ethic, with courage, resilience, strength of character and independence. As she so often said, “I did it my way.” Because of her amazing good health, Eva walked and walked for long distances, especially along Dallas Road in Victoria. People would ask her if she had a car to get around. Proudly pointing to her feet, she replied, “these are my wheels.” Eva loved to laugh, to joke, to talk to people and to spend time with her family. For as long as she was able, she cooked delicious meals for her family and everything was made with her own hands. Eva thrived on being outdoors and would often say, “I love the sun and the sun loves me.” We will forever miss her radiant smile, her perfect nose, her laughter and the special times she shared with us.
Private family services will take place in Victoria in the near future.
Dearest Mama, may you rest in sunshine always.