PHILIP; Evelyn Margaret (nee: Curran)
October 5, 1924 – December 10, 2015
Born, raised, and educated in Saskatoon, Evelyn taught home economics across the country at extension, high school, college, and university levels, including at MacDonald Institute at Guelph University, where she met her husband, Hugh. While raising their family in Sardis, our mom worked for Chilliwack Community Services and our dad practiced veterinary medicine. They retired to their Aldergrove acreage, frequently traveled, and enjoyed visits with their grandchildren. Always active, our mom contributed many hours of service to both minor hockey and Pony Club and later knitted tirelessly for hospital gift shops. She was a skillful and innovative English smocker who taught all over North America.
Our talented and resourceful mom was much loved and will be greatly missed by those who survive her: her husband (Hugh); children Wendy (Mark), Neil, and Brenda (Joakim); grandchildren Lliam and Kaley (Travis); and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings (Elspeth and Alexander). The many stories recently shared with us, demonstrate that Mom’s handmade items continue to be enjoyed and valued by many in and beyond our family. In the past few years our mom received wonderful care from the loving staff at Harrison Landing, Langley Gardens (Empress), and at Simpson Manor, where she quietly passed away. At Evelyn’s request, there will be no service. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC or a charity of your choice would be