Swinburne, Evelyn Margaret
August 1, 1926 – January 11, 2015
The family of Evelyn Margaret Swinburne wishes to announce her passing on January 11th, 2015 at Nanaimo Seniors Village, her residence since 2010. She was born August 1, 1926 in Nanaimo. Predeceased by parents Elizabeth and Thomas, sisters Norma (Her Twin), Winnie McKenzie, Mary McArthur, Thomas and George Swinburne. Leaving behind nieces Sharon Finnie, Colleen Ettinger and Wendy Carlson, nephews Tom and Bob McKenzie and families including many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
Aunty Evelyn was a woman ahead of her time, with a vision and many goals which she achieved before being stricken with dementia. Her profession was manager of BC Teachers Investment and Housing in Vancouver, Victoria and finally Nanaimo. Her successful work ethic provided her a very comfortable, fulfilled lifestyle and she was able to enjoy the finest things in life. Her true love was her beautiful Beachcomber waterfront home that brought her much enjoyment with peace, joy and happiness.
Malaspina Choir, Port Theatre, Travel, Golf, Bridge, Gardening and love of music were some of her favorite hobbies. Evelyn so loved listening and dancing to music. She enjoyed a good joke and laughter while spending quality time with friends and family. The fun Beachcomber PJ parties with the girls will be remembered forever!
We would like to thank her caregivers at Nanaimo Seniors Village. Cremation taken place with ashes being placed in the family plot at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.
A private family memorial will follow later this year.