The family of Evelyn sadly announce her passing on Friday, March 4, at the age of 93 years. She was born in Priestly, BC, to parents Arthur and Margaret Anderson. Her early years were spent in Richmond, Marpole and on Gambier Island.
In 1937, when Evelyn was 15, the family moved to Texada Island, where her father was employed in logging. In
1943, Evelyn was united in marriage to Victor Charles Klein.
Together they raised two sons Wayne and Warren (Gus).
At the age of 50, Evelyn was alone and moved to Nanaimo,
where she worked in the cosmetics department at Sears for
10 years. While living in Nanaimo, she met and married
Donald McCaskill. Evelyn and Don travelled to many
destinations worldwide before and during their retirement.
Family was number one in Evelyn’s book, and she was always very supportive to both her own family and the McCaskill family. After Don passed away, she became very active volunteering for both the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation and The Port Theatre.
Evelyn was predeceased by both husbands, her four siblings
Peggy Morrison, Lawrence (Buster) Anderson, Chris
Lanyon and Irene Mitchell. She is survived by her sons
Wayne and Warren (Joyce) Klein , daughter-in-law Solbjorg
Klein, grandchildren Garth, Chris and Amy and her four
great-grandchildren. Evelyn is also survived by Don’s sons
Neil (Mona) and Glen (Diane) McCaskill, grandchildren
Donald, Paul, John, Richard and Christine and five greatgrandchildren.
Special thanks to Dr. Pienaar and the staff at Nanaimo
Seniors Village for their genuine kindness and caring for
Evelyn was blessed with a wonderful, healthy life. A private
celebration will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Nanaimo and District Hospital
Foundation or The Port Theatre.
Don’t worry about the rain, it never goes past the skin.