Born: July 6, 1923 Died December 10, 2008
Evelyn Lounsbury was born July 6, 1923 to Lilly and Murray Lounsbury in Treherne, Manitoba. She grew up in Brandon, Manitoba with her parents and five siblings (Eva, Bud, Reita, Opal and Thelma). In 1942 she moved to Vancouver, BC. She worked as a stenographer for the Bank of Montreal. It was in Vancouver that she met Harold Wieduwilt and they were married in Burnaby on September 4, 1948. They recently celebrated sixty years of marriage. In 1950, their first son, Murray was born and in 1954, second son, Bob was born. In 1955 Evelyn and Harry packed up their belongings and the boys and headed for Eagle Creek. In 1958 daughter, Susan, was born in Kamloops. The family resided at Eagle Creek and in 1990 Evelyn, with husband Harry, moved to Creston, BC, where they made many new friends. Just recently, in September 2008, they moved back to 100 Mile House, the place they called “home”. Evelyn has enjoyed many trips back east to Saskatchewan and Manitoba visiting family and friends. She has toured numerous times to the Queen Charlotte Islands, where she enjoyed camping and river fishing. More than anything, Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family and since moving to Creston, has mainly returned to the Cariboo for camping trips. The last few years she and Harry have enjoyed coming back to the Sandpoint area of Canim Lake to enjoy time with the family. This was their honeymoon spot sixty years ago. Evelyn is survived by her loving husband, Harry and her children Murray (Darlene), Bob (Angela) and Susan (Art), grandchildren Tammy (Jason), Tanya (Ian) Joe, Ben, Carmen, Nancy (Chad) Willy and Jennifer; great grandchildren Jake, Hailey, Reid, Avery and Freya. She is also survived by one sister Opal Raymer of Brandon, Manitoba and extended relatives on the prairies, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. A family service was held in 100 Mile House, on Sunday December 14, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Cancer Society will be greatly appreciated.
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