Evelyn Beryl TOOLE

TOOLE, Evelyn Beryl

March 13, 1925 – September 22, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, surrounded by family, at Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

She was born in Nottingham, England and met and married Sgt. Freeman Toole (R.C.A.F.) on April 10, 1944. In 1945 she came to Canada as a war bride with their son, Graham, and reunited with Dad in Vancouver, BC. They lived in Campbell River for a number of years and after moving around a few times, settled in Ladysmith, BC in 1957. In 1962 Mom went to work for School District #67 and then to School District #65 (Mount Brenton School) for many years.

She was very proud of not only her work, but prouder still of all her family. Mom loved all the family gatherings and celebrating every birth, and all of the special fun trips be it to the USA or shopping close by.

Survived by 5 children; Graham (Marilynne), Lorraine (Norman), Carolyn (Daryl), Allan (Jan) and Cheryl (Randy), 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom always had a kind word for anyone she met and the smallest act of kindness shown her was always given a “bless you” in return. Her spirit was undaunted and all of us are better for that – to be related – an honour. Forever in our hearts, we will miss her dearly.

Thanks to Nanaimo Regional Hospital for all the care and support you gave to all of us. We would also like to thank all the staff at the Lodge on 4th, Ladysmith, BC for all their support and care while Mom was living there. Special thanks to Tracy, Kim, and all of the activity workers! Thanks to Dr. Steeves for all your care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. No funeral service at Mom’s request. Arrangements handled by Cedar Memorial and Sands Funeral Home (Nanaimo, BC).


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