Evelyn Christine McKenna

(nee Gaspard/Versepeuch)

We regret to announce the passing of Evelyn Christine McKenna on Wednesday January 16, 2008 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a very short illness. Evelyn was

predeceased by her husband Les in March 1987. She is survived by Jessie (Bob), Lesley, Vivian (Wayne), Bill (Eileen), 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mom was a member of the Canoe Creek Band.

Mom was born on July 9, 1916 in Ashcroft, B.C., to Pros and Alice Gaspard. In 1941 she married Lesley John Mckenna. Her life was dedicated to her husband and her family. She was a fantastic cook and made the best apple pie in the world. She loved to read and do special crafts as making pine needle baskets. Mom loved to talk of all the changes she had witnessed in her 91 years, such as space travel, landing on the moon, the evolution of technology and travel.

Mom will be truly missed by all of her family but we know that her spirit is

watching over us.

Funeral mass will be held at the Catholic Church in Ashcroft B.C., Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 1pm. Tea will follow in the church hall.

Donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the Elders Program of the First Nations Friendship Center, 2904 29th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 1Y7.

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