of Duncan, BC passed away peacefully on October 10, 2004 during her 69th year after a lengthy bout with cancer. Eva was born July 10, 1935 in Griswold, Manitoba to her parents Julien and Laura Grosjean. Eva was predeceased by her loving husband Gordon in 1995; her brothers Joseph, Julien and Felix Grosjean; her sisters Rose Kettles, Alice Kettles and Mary Grosjean. Eva is survived by her daughters Beverley Wheldon (Doug Thomas) of Whitehorse, YT and Sheila Stewart (Ray McFarland); her son James (Sandra) Stewart; two grandchildren Michelle of Duncan, BC and Theresa of Roblin, Manitoba; sisters Clemence Willman, Josephine Buckingham, Jeanne Bastien and Anna (Bruno) Enns, brothers Clement (Kay) Grosjean, Fernand Grosjean, Jack (Eileen) Grosjean and sister-in-law Mrs. Felix Grosjean (Ruth). Eva will be sadly missed by her best friend and companion Brian Martin. Over the years, Eva belonged to such service clubs as the Legion, Moose Lodge, and the Forestor’s. Eva loved her craftwork, sewing and dancing. She also enjoyed the odd trip to the casino. Eva enjoyed playing crib along with crib tournaments. She loved the outdoors but not the bugs! In 2003, Eva started to write prose and each one is special to read. R.V.ing was a way of life for Eva during these past years. Special thanks to Dr. Griffin, the staff at both Victoria General Hospital and Cowichan District Hospital and especially the wonderful and caring staff at Cowichan Lodge. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Rd., Duncan, BC. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to the Cowichan Lodge, 2041 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5L6.
“The Day God Called Eva Home”
God looked around his garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew that you were in pain. And he knew that you would never get well on this earth again. He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes.
He whispered to you “Peace be thine” and gave you wings to fly. When we saw you sleeping, so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories, you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone!
For part of us went with you on
“The Day God Called You Home”