Born December 4, 1917 in Vancouver,
passed away July 09, 2016 in Richmond.
Mom was born in Vancouver to Captain Alfred Elmer Lewis and Ireatha Estella Lewis into what was to become a very large family with many brothers and sisters. Her father, Captain Lewis, had a defining career as a pioneer mariner on the B.C. Coast. Evelyn was always very proud of her Dad. Evelyn grew up in the shadow of the Second World War, and married Arthur William (Dusty) Miller during that time. He had been overseas in the Air Force. Posted to Coal Harbour, Vancouver Island in the latter part of the war they had two children there, Carol and Dan. Over the course of a number of years they spent time in various parts of the coast such as Beaver Cove and Port McNeil. They had three more children, Robert, Jon, and Glenn and eventually settled in North Vancouver. Mom was a long time employee of Canada Safeway. With her second husband, Art Weeks, Mom moved to Ladysmith then Nanaimo, then Cassidy in retirement. She became a long standing member of the Eastern Star. She took up painting and became quite an accomplished artist. After several happy years on Vancouver Island, Evelyn moved to Richmond to live with her daughter Carol and eventually moved into the Maple Residence in Steveston. She lived a very long life, and up until the end was as alert and opinionated as she had always been.
She was tough minded, and found it difficult to admit she was ever wrong. When times were tough, and she was raising five kids on her own, she didn’t complain she just did it.
Mom was predeceased by her son Jon and daughter-in-law Gayle. She leaves behind her sisters Melba, Virginia, Vivian, Valerie and brother Dan; daughter Carol (Gordie), sons Dan, Robert (Barbara) and Glenn, as well as many loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a private family get-together to remember Mom in the future.