Eva Douglas Worsfold passed away quietly at 6 am on November 5, 2010 in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. She was born to Clearwater pioneers, James David MacLennan and Susanna (nee Batley) MacLennan on July 27, 1919 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Eva loved, respected, and understood nature immensely and she enjoyed the forests, lakes, streams, birds and animals every opportunity that she had. She took great pleasure in gardening, reading, knitting, sewing, hiking, oil and watercolour painting, swimming and family get-togethers. And she loved her family very much. Eva was a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother and she touched many lives throughout her 91 years. In 1946, Eva and her husband Bill were one of the first to settle on one of the 2 acre VLA lots on Valleyview Drive in Kamloops.
Eva was a dedicated homemaker and later worked as a nurse’s aide in Hilton Villa Intermediate Care Facility from 1972 until 1985, when she retired and moved to Salmon Arm. Her last four years were spent in Pioneer Lodge until she suffered a stroke on September 25, 2010.
Eva was predeceased by her mother Susanna; father James; brother James MacLennan; sisters Marjory Harby, Christina (MacEwan) Dibblee, and Susan Ringer and former husband, W. R. Worsfold. She leaves behind her son Roly (Dianne) Worsfold, daughter Kathleen (James) Cooperman, and daughter Irene MacLennan. Also left behind are grandchildren; Christopher (Hans) Cook, Nicolè (Jeff) Bruce, Bradley (Brenda) Worsfold, Ryan (Nicole) Worsfold, Darby (Lysette) Watters, Kate (Eli) Watson and step grandchildren; Aaron (Sabine) Cooperman, Molly (Tia) Boonyo, Levi (Naama) Cooperman, Mark (Becky) Duhaime and Mike (Kate) Duhaime. As well, she leaves behind great grandchildren: Samantha, Kyle and Emily Worsfold; Ruby and Claire Bruce; Sabine and Liam Worsfold; Zoë and Teá Watson; and step-great grandchildren: Josée and Seth Cooperman; Be Mai Boonyo; Hudson and Macy Duhaime; and Zachary Duhaime. Eva also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Wood, his assistant Peggy Menzies; and the staff of Shuswap Lodge, Pioneer Lodge, Shuswap Community Care, Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place, all in Salmon Arm.
There will be no funeral service by request, although there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Cremation entrusted to Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, B.C., telephone: 250-832-2223.