Evelyn Armstrong Johnson (Stephens)

Evelyn Armstrong Johnson (Stephens)




It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Eve at Astoria in Nanaimo on April 6, 2014. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Marilyn (Merv) Hislop, Sharron (Gary) Somerville and Dorothy Mossey; 6 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and was predeceased by her father Martin (1930), mother Grace (1956), brothers Donald (1945) and Tip (1980), and her husband Frank (1996).

Eve was born and raised in Alberni. After one year of Normal School, she taught grades 1-8 in Alberni before marrying Frank (1940). They resided in Vancouver, Cumberland, and North Vancouver before retiring to Eaglecrest in 1972, where she lived until turning 92. She spent her remaining years in Origin/Astoria (Nanaimo).

Eve enjoyed an extremely active life of camping, fishing, hiking, badminton and tennis in earlier years. While in Cumberland she started golfing and curling. This she continued into her 90’s. She played an active role in bonspiels, golf tournaments and planning banquets. Gardening and baking were Eve’s other passions for which many awards were won. Social Bridge clubs were always a dominate aspect of her social life.

After moving to Nanaimo, crib games were constantly played with her daughters. Wherever she resided she was also involved in various church activities. Upon Frank’s retirement countless trips were taken to various parts of the world.

Eve was known for her “twinkling smile” by both friends and family who often joined her for various social functions. As family meant so much to her, family gatherings and celebrations were frequently held. It was at Qualicum Beach that all her generations were able to share happy memories.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Balfour, Dr. Myronuk and the staff at Origin/Astoria for their care and support.

A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on

Tuesday, April 15 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road West, Qualicum

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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