VANCE, Evelyn (Hiltz)
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Evelyn G. Vance (Hiltz), Bill's "Lucky Star" and wife of 66 years, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012 surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born October 11, 1920 in Middleton, Nova Scotia. After graduating as a registered nurse from Children's Hospital, Dalhousie, and training in Sussex N.B., Evelyn joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and served her country as 1st Lieutenant, #23 Hospital, England, a 2,300 bed hospital for wounded Canadian soldiers. Evelyn married Bill in England in 1945 and settled in Trail, B.C. Together they raised five wonderful children: Sharon (Ted) of Montreal; Susan (Mark) of Chicago; Stephanie (Cliff) of Vancouver; Libby (Mark) of Vancouver; and Bill (Kelly) of Vancouver. Evelyn is survived by her Lucky Star Bill Vance, her brother Don Hiltz of Kentville, Nova Scotia, her five children and seven grandchildren. Evelyn is forever Bill's Lucky Star. A private ceremony has been held at Hamilton Harron Funeral Home. If friends so desire donations can be made in memory of Evelyn Vance to the Tapestry Foundation for Healthcare, 3080 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver, V5T 3N4 or 604-877-8361
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 31, 2012