It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the passing of Evelyn “Granny” Garbutt on May 26th, at the age of 92.
Evelyn was born on May 24, 1922 in Pangman, SK. Her parents were Newton & Etta Minion, the family moved to Salmon Arm in 1936. She married Ronald Garbutt on May 22, 1946 and they raised their family and worked together on a dairy farm in the Mt Ida area; Ronald died in September of 1974. Evelyn continued to live and work on the farm with her eldest son Keith, his wife Phyllis and family until moving into Piccadilly Terrace in September of 2008.
Our Mom, affectionately known as Granny to family and friends, was a very positive, caring lady with a great sense of humour and a sparkle in her eye. Family always came first and she was there for each of us, attending every 4H or sports event, concert or special event for her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She loved it whenever her whole family could be together. Family and friends were her lifelong pleasure.
She is survived by her sister Lorna Turner; and by her family that loves her dearly, four children Keith (Phyllis); Terry (Cheryle); Dianne (Cliff) Davies and Trudy Hall. Eight grandchildren and 6 ½ great grandchildren Jackie (Doug), Mitchell & Mackenzie Horst; Brad Garbutt; Kristy (Adrian), Alexis Dastur; Andrew (Stephanie), Eva Garbutt; Michelle Davies; Chris Davies (Nicole); Jana (Ian), Sophie & Sadie Brigden; Joel (Lindsay) Hall (expecting their first).
She was predeceased by her husband Ronald, brothers Harvey, Wilbur & Harold, and son-in-law Bruce Hall.
The family wishes to thank the staff and friends at Piccadilly Terrace; Dr. Plessis; Dr. Preto; Community Care nurses; nurses at SA Hospital; and all staff that cared for Mom at Bastion.
A Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 2:00 pm at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, with Jack Bowers and Rev. Daryl Auten officiating. A reception will follow in the Mountainside room, allowing time for family and friends to continue sharing memories.
In lieu of flowers, those that wish to can make a donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation, Box 624, Salmon Arm, V1E 4N7 for the Heritage Park in Evelyn’s name.
Granny is loved by so many and will forever be missed.
On line condolences may be sent to Evelyn’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.