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Evelyn Freda Mathias (Hawkins)

July 21, 1930 - August 12, 2018


Evelyn F. Mathias (nee Hawkins) passed away on August 12, 2018 at Cranbrook, BC, after a suffering a stroke in July.  Evelyn was born and raised in Victoria. Evelyn worked as a laboratory technician in the Federal Forest Biology Service researching diseases of forest trees. There she met her true love, Harry Mathias (she was his boss for his summer job).  They married and moved to Cranbrook in 1956 and shared a beautiful life partnership. Evelyn was very active raising their three children and later enjoying her four grandchildren, baking, playing games, playing bridge, and volunteering with the United Church and other community groups such as Mental Health, Red Cross, and Arthritis Society.  Both Harry and Evelyn were very active in politics and in1996, both made Honourary Life Members of the NDP.

Predeceased by her son, Grant (1980), her brother, Gordon (2004), and by her husband Harry (2014), Evelyn leaves to mourn her two daughters – Lynne (Steve) Newhouse and Leslie (Mark) Molnar and 4 grandchildren: Jake Molnar (Nichola Shi Wei Lee), Dan Zimmer (Kelsey Stewart-Reynolds), Marissa Molnar (Ryan Diotte) and Jocelyn Molnar (Jordan Hills). She also leaves her sisters-in law Joyce Creasser (Clare) and Connie Schlitt (Paul) as well as many nieces, nephews, etc.

A Memorial Service for Evelyn will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1 PM at the Cranbrook United Church.  A private family interment will precede the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shelterbox program of the Kimberley Rotary Club.



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Don & Colleen Hyde

So sorry to read about the loss of your Mom

From: Irene Shirley Kaun
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Evelyn Mathias. Gordon enjoyed bowling with Harry & family. It was wonderful that Evelyn could attend our 60th. Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated on July 1st. Such a blessing that her daughters could share in her care after the stroke. It was a comfort that she was lucid, in good spirits and smiling just after being in the hospital. Whenever there was opportunity to visit with Evelyn it was heart warming because of her warm friendly ways. May God in His eternal comfort grant you all His peace. In friendship & caring, Gordon & Irene Kaun

From: Lynda Featherling
Relation: My friend's mom

Oh my dearest Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Had I been in town, I would have been there for you. My deepest condolences, Lynda Featherling

From: Jim Maletta

Lynne, Leslie and family. So sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Laurel & Steve Emann
Relation: Friend of deceased's daughter

Lynne and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you. Thinking of you, your friends Laurel and Steve Emann

From: Kathy Rota
Relation: Evelyn is my dad's 1st cousin

On behalf of my family, Duncan (May 2009) & Juanita Stewart (Jul 2018), Kathy Rota and Bruce Stewart, we send our prayers and deepest condolences to both your mom and dad. Our parents spent some time with your family as cousins we are. Wishing you all the best!

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
August 18, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

Cranbrook United Church
2 - 12th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2 - 12th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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Shelterbox program of the Kimberley Rotary Club

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