July 30, 1927 – October 9, 2015
Survived by Wilford Evans, her husband of 67 years. Also by her 4 children: Diddy, Katy, Claudia and Jim (Marie), 9 grandchildren; Matthew and Michael Evans-Cockle, David, Stephanie, Susan and Allison Edgar, Will Evans and Dustin and Jessica Evans. Also her 7 great grandchildren; Gillian, Christopher, Evan, Benjamin, Rorie, Ayla and Avina. She had many loving nieces and nephews from the Evans and Gordon families. Griselda was born in London, England, the 6th of 7 Gordon girls. She came to Canada as a war evacuee in 1940. She attended Crofton House School in Vancouver and went on to become a nurse at VGH where she met Wilf. They married in 1948 and moved to Summerland in 1958 where she lived until her death. She volunteered tirelessly for the Hospital Auxiliary, Brownies, and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church and was awarded Summerland’s Citizen of the Year for all her efforts. She loved to entertain and made everyone who walked through her door feel welcome. She looked after all her family with dedication and devotion. We couldn’t have felt better cared for and loved. Oh, she will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Parish Hall Mortgage Account. Details of a Celebration of Griselda’s life will be announced at a later date.