Helen Evelyn McKINLEY (nee Collins)

(nee Collins)

June 22, 1918 – April 8, 2012

“Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end”… and with sadness we announce Evelyn’s days did end very peacefully. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years Kenneth in 2005, and by her 5 younger siblings, she leaves son John, daughter Leanne (Guy), and 4 grandchildren, Jodika, Gabrielle, Deena and Jarren.

Mom grew up in Kerrisdale and in 1948 moved to West Vancouver to raise a family. This was a time of great fulfillment for Mom. She immersed herself in countless hours of volunteering, while still finding time to bowl, curl, swim and sew, which she loved doing. Later, Columbia Beach on Vancouver Island beckoned for retirement. Being by the ocean always gave her great comfort.

We would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to the wonderful and dedicated staff at Willow Manor and also a special thank-you to the 4 caring ladies with Nurse Next Door for your warm and loving companionship these past 15 months. Mom’s wit may be quiet now-but will never be forgotten.

No service by request.

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