born April 21, 1930 in Spokane, Washington, she fell asleep in Christ on October 5, 2011 at St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof after a long brave struggle with heart disease.
She led a very busy life and touched many hearts on her way through it. She married young and moved 34 times in the next 17 years raising their three children in B.C. and three different states. Sadly, the marriage ended, and Evelyn spent her time with her family in Spokane, working and studying hard for her degree. Determined to support herself, she went back to high school and graduated grade 12 the same year as Eddie, her youngest son. After receiving her degree as a dietician, she moved to Williams Lake to be near her grandchildren, and worked as a dietician/cook at the Lodge until health issues forced her to retire.
She established her home on Ottoman Drive with the assistance of her daughter, Kathryn. In her spare time she sewed, gardened, volunteered (Meals on Wheels, e.g..), and spent countless hours with those she loved- her family (children, grand-children, brothers and sisters). After many years of independence, Evelyn met and later married Ted Luke. She was a very active member with St. John Lutheran Church and her faith kept her positive during the hard times in her life.
Granny was instrumental in keeping the family connected and traveled many miles bringing her grandchildren together every year. When her 80th birthday party was held she was thrilled that all of her grandchildren were together once again, as adults.
We cherish all that she taught us, and the love she gave to all. She will be forever loved and remembered.
Evelyn is survived by her son Walter (Nora) Lampert, daughter Kathryn Fowler, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, her sisters Geneva Ouimette and Beverly Dobbs and all her other family members and friends. Her funeral will be held at Vanderhoof Lutheran Church with Pastor Visser officiating, and she will be laid to rest in Williams Lake Cemetery with her late husband Ted