July 26, 1927 – December 1, 2014
Helen Ewashina is dead.
That is the obituary Helen wanted, but the sentimental members of the family feel we must add some details. Helen was born in Kamloops and spent her whole life in the interior of B.C. She died in Kamloops, days after a diagnosis of cancer.
She will be sorely missed by her husband of 57 years, Len, her sons: Wink(Shelley), and Ralph(Jo-Anne); daughters Coralea Towler(Bill), Brenda Shevolup, Wendy Wenham(Richard), and Penny McLeod(Shawn); 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews; and some very old friends.
She was pre-deceased by her first husband Stoney Watson, her parents Frederick and Hannah Bowers, brothers, George, Doug, and Art as well as her sister, Cora Inskip.
Many people remember the first time they met Helen; she rarely missed an opportunity to shock! Although she could be caustic, she was very supportive of the people and causes she believed in.
Helen loved summer, her garden and the birds she fed, and she managed to maintain her tan throughout the winter without ever leaving Genier Lake. Also, she hated to have family and friends on the road in the winter, so there will be no event to remember her until next summer.
If you wish to do something in her memory, wait awhile, and then visit Len. Or, perhaps make a donation to the Barriere Food Bank