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"EVO" 2008 Obituary


EVOY 2008-03-08 published
WILKS, Isabel Iris (EVOY)
Surrounded by family at the Dearness Home on Thursday, March 6, 2008, Isabel Iris (EVOY) WILKS in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Malcolm WILKS. Loved mother of Michael and his wife Betty-Anne of Nepean, Cheryl TIERNEY and her husband Fred of London and Penny WILKS and her partner Will SHEPHERD of Simcoe. Proud Nanny of Sean and Patty TIERNEY, Sheila and Darryl KIPPING, Travis and Jennifer WILKS and Jesse and Kylie WILKS. Nanny Great of Jake, Zach, Nick, Matt, Chris, Mikey, Ethan and Nanny Belle of Ashley. Dear sister of Nelson EVOY and his wife Margaret, the late Robert EVOY, the late Morris EVOY and the late Elswood EVOY. Isabel will be sadly missed by her cousin Betty MILK and her best friend Ruby BRADING. Visitors will be received at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Street (at Roosevelt), Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Capitol Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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EVOY 2008-04-16 published
MacCOLL, Beulah Sarah Jane (née FISHER)
Passed peacefully away at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia on Monday, April 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh (Barney) MacCOLL (1989.) Beulah was born on February 05, 1913 on the 10th Line East (Petrolia Line) to Margaret (McLEAN) and Walter FISHER. She attended church in her early years at St. Andrew's Brooke and Enniskillen United Church and attended school on the Tenth Line. In her early twenties she moved to Regina to live with her grandfather George FISHER. Upon returning she met and married her husband Barney in 1938 and lived in Petrolia. They purchased a house on Greenfield Street in 1947 where she lived until 2003 when she moved to Fiddick's Retirement Home. Shortly after Barney's illness in the 50's she returned to high school and completed her commercial diploma, then obtaining employment at a local bank until he was able to return to work at Polymer several years later. She was an active member of many organizations including a monthly Bridge Club, the Girl Guides of Canada, the Elizabeth Council of the Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers, the Petrolia and Enniskillen Fair Board and the Central Enniskillen Women's Institute. She has been a participating member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for 69 years. She was an avid quilter, teaching both her daughters to quilt and producing quilts for all her grandchildren. In her 80's she learned to tole paint and spent many enjoyable hours painting various projects. She loved to knit and continued this hobby until the last month of her life. Beulah attended many exercise classes which she said kept her flexible and in good health. Her many trips with Charlie were a special pastime and she attained her goal of visiting both the east and west coasts of Canada. Beulah was the last surviving member of a family of eight. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers Delores (Fred) EVOY, Clayton (Gwen) FISHER, Don (Lou) FISHER, Jerry FISHER (killed in action in France in World War 2), Gwendolyn FISHER, Arlie FISHER and Wayne (Donna) FISHER and Catherine FISHER. Beulah is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughters Lynne (Arthur) WHITE/WHYTE of Corunna and Claire (Robert) LUMLEY of Marthaville. She was special "Grandma Beulah" to her 6 grandchildren Erin (Carolyn) WHITE/WHYTE, Erika (Jaime) LOPES, Errol WHITE/WHYTE, Janice LEWIS, Jill (Mike) CURRAN and Mark (Debbie) LUMLEY. Her great-grandchildren were a source of immense enjoyment in her later years - Kaylee WHITE/WHYTE, Reis and Reina LOPES, Jordan and Chelsea LEWIS, Jessica and Justin CURRAN, and Mackenzie and Luke LUMLEY. A celebration of Beulah's life and funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2 o'clock, with visitation from 1 p.m. to service time. Rev. George BELL officiating. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Due to Beulah's lifelong commitment to her church, expressions of sympathy through donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Petrolia or the Fiddick's Nursing Home Activity Fund would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful staff at Fiddick's Nursing Home. Their care and concern has been a source of comfort to both Beulah and her family.

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EVOY 2008-06-09 published
McCAHILL, Neil Ross
Peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy with his beloved granddaughter Elizabeth by his side. Neil Ross McCAHILL of Strathroy in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Helen (EVOY.) Loving father of Patricia Ann McCAHILL- SMITH (Dean) of Hale, Michigan and Wawa, Ontario. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Susan HALFMAN (Brad) of Mesa, Arizona, Janet Ross KRUMMEL (Robert) of Snow Camp, North Carolina and Elizabeth Ann EAVES (Brian) of Birch Run, Michigan. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren, his brother Donald McCAHILL (Mary) of Sarnia, his special niece Lynn MARTIN of Toronto, special nephew Neil of Sarnia and many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers George and Jack McCAHILL. Neil was born in Forest, Ontario on June 2, 1910 to Donald and Pearl McCAHILL. He was married to Margaret Helen EVOY in Quebec on December 21, 1936. He spent most of his years as a financial advisor to various companies including President of Sales for Canadian Canners (Aylmer). One of Neil's greatest joys was the winters he and Margaret spent in Jamaica Bay Park in Florida. He was a proud member of the Middlesex/London Kiwanis Club, London Lions Club and the Canadian Professional Sales Association of which he was a life member. At Neil's request cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023).

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