CAVE, Evelyn Victoria
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November 30th, 1914 to February 12, 2014
Evelyn passed away at 8 am February 12, 2014 with her daughter Benita at her side.
She had struggled with a short, but difficult illness and despite successful surgery, she
quietly left us for a well deserved rest at age 99. Evelyn
was predeceased by her husband Reginald, and four siblings Earl, Carl, Irene and Raymond.
Survived by her loving children Derek(Janet), John (Cathy), Benita adoring grandchildren Rachel, Caroline, Jason, Kristi, Julia, Stacey, Brooke, Hailey and great grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Luca, Merryn, and Cooper. Mom was born in Edmonton to Gertrude and William but spent early years in the small town of Lougheed. She was an exceptionally clever student and won medals /trophies in oratory contests. She obtained her BA at the University of Alberta after one year at the University of Toronto on scholarship studying journalism. While working as a journalist at the Calgary Herald she met her devoted husband Reginald, a flight training officer stationed in Canada with the RAF. They married in Calgary August 15, 1942 and soon after transferred to Patricia Bay near Victoria where Derek was born. After the war, the family with additions John and Benita eventually settled and spent all their years together in beautiful West Vancouver. Mom's pleasures were raising her family, playing bridge, going to Lena Horne concerts at the Cave Supper Club, spending summers at Roberts Creek with the Davis family and lovingly tending her large garden and rockery on Parkside Road. She was granted an honorary membership at the Capilano Golf Club upon Reg's death (after 63 years of marriage) so she could continue entertaining her family and friends in the lovely Clubhouse which she did right until the end. Her much later years included trips and cruises with family members which shall be cherished forever. Mom's final year of life was spent happily in Amica senior residence where she met many friends and was well looked after by the excellent staff. Our Mom and Granny was with us so long no one really thought she could ever go. But go she suddenly did and her passing has left a void in the lives of all her extensive loving family. Memorial service to be held at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 1068 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, Monday February 24, 2-3 pm, Celebration of Evelyn's Life to follow at Capilano Golf Club 420 Southborough Dr, West Vancouver 3:30-5:30 pm.
Published in The North Shore News from Feb. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014