1930 – 2016

It is with heavy hearts and tears in our eyes that we announce the passing of Evelyn Doreen McAfee, on April 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Ken McAfee of Falkland, her five children, Kathy (Alf Enns) of Grand Forks, Pat (La Verne) of Kamloops, Wendy (Martin Van Hoof) of Vernon, Cindy of Armstrong, and Shelly (Shane Siddall) of Armstrong, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, brothers Donald and Bert Duncan and sister Beverly Murray and families.

Ev was born August 30, 1930 in New Westminster B.C., to Muriel and William Duncan of Harrison Mills, B.C. She grew up on the family dairy farm and completed ‘Normal School’ in 1949, before moving to Penticton, where she taught school for one year. September 1, 1951 she married her high school sweetheart in Agassiz. The newlyweds moved to Alberta and then Saskatchewan to work in the oil fields. Over the next five years, four children were born.

In 1960 the young family moved to Agassiz and in 1961, to Falkland where they purchased the Falkland Hotel. Ev helped manage the hotel and ran the café until 1968. During this busy time raising a young family she became very involved in the community and her fifth child was born, completing the family.

Life was not all work and no play. Ev enjoyed dancing. If you ever attended a dance in Falkland, I am sure you saw Ev and Ken waltz around the dance floor. She also enjoyed curling so weekends were often spent in the company of friends at a bonspiel.

Evelyn’s career path included teaching elementary school, managing a hotel, selling real estate and later in life she ran a craft store that brought her and many others, much joy.

As a mother and grandmother, Evelyn eagerly supported her children and grand children in their lives and activities. Always a great cheerleader!! Lately, she enjoyed watching curling and baseball on T.V. She loved her Blue Jays!

At her request, there will be no service or celebration of life. As she jokingly stated, “Everyone already knows how wonderful I am.”

The family would like to thank the staff at the ambulatory care unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the care and compassion they provided during her treatments. In Lieu of flowers or donations, please consider becoming a blood donor. Mom was very appreciative of the precious gift of blood that she received over the last few months of her life.

Love you Ev, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma

We miss you dearly. XO XO XO

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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