Evelyn Mary Murdoch

30 août 192619 décembre 2020

Evelyn Mary Murdoch (nee Wright) Born August 30/1926 Died December 19, 2020

Ev was loved by her husband Bill (who passed away last year), and 3 daughters Joan Murdoch-Bieber (Dave), Kathy Morales (Jesse), Barb Henderson (Deane), Filipina daughter Sonia Alejandro (Noel), 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. She is survived by her dear younger sister Renie.

Ev grew up in the loving Wright family on their dairy farm in Steveston, BC. She met her beloved Bill as a young teacher in Pender Harbour. Over her lifetime she was a passionate volunteer for the IODE, MS Society, Thyroid Foundation, Brighouse United Church, University Women's Club and Girl Guides. She treasured time with family, hosted all her grandchildren at age ten for fabulous birthday trips and many special reunions. She kept diligent photo diaries of family celebrations, reunions and travel.

Ev supported Bill's adventurous career in the fishing industry in Nova Scotia, India, the Philippines and back to BC. While in India she taught macrame and helped start “Evelyn's Handicrafts” which supported local entrepreneurs. She enjoyed sewing (active member of Textile Arts Guild of Richmond), playing bridge, baking, creating dolls and quilts. She valued education and completed her Bachelor of Education at Mt. St. Vincent University in 1975 while raising her three girls.

Special thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Shuswap Lodge where Ev spent her last few years, Dr. Darren Lorenz as well as the doctors and nurses at Shuswap Lake Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the MS Society or the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation. Due to COVID-19, there will be an on-line Celebration of Life.

To view Evelyn's online memorial on Youtube please enter Evelyn Murdoch Online Memorial Service


Evelyn Mary Murdoch


Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR)

13 janvier , 2021

Members of the
Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR)
Remember Evelyn Murdoch

“I remember Ev as being a lovely, soft person who was always active in TAGOR Committees. I think I remember her most as a great supporter of MS. For years she would participate in raising funds for MS by walking with them on organized week-end walks. She would announce this to us members in the meetings and, if we chose to, could donate to this very worthy cause. I always did and admired her for doing this.”

“Ev left behind many beautiful quilts she made for community donation. They continue her legacy of providing warmth, comfort and caring.”

“I think Ev took on several TAGOR executive positions over the years. She was one of our members who really keep us growing and thriving.”

Shannon Tait

29 décembre , 2020

Our Auntie Ev loved family gatherings and keeping abreast of what we were all doing in our lives. If we were ever passing through Richmond, we were always welcomed with open arms to stay and visit with her and Uncle Bill.

Their home was a treasure-trove of lovely mementos from all the travelling and overseas living they did during their adventurous lives.

Auntie Ev loved to tell stories and she had excellent comedic timing. At my mother, Renie's, 85th birthday party (her little sister) in January 2019, she did a wonderful job giving a birthday speech telling of their fun exploits together growing up & leading everyone in a rousing chorus of "Good Night, Irene". It was so much fun and she had the crowd in stitches.

I'll always remember her telling us a funny story about a visitor staying with them who was learning English. This young woman asked Auntie Ev what the word "teebill" meant. Understandably puzzled, Auntie Ev asked her for more context. She explained, "Well, every night after dinner you say, "Would you like some teebill? (tea, Bill?) Hahaha.

Her annual Christmas treat of homemade spicy "Nuts & Bolts" (packed into a repurposed salad dressing bottle), and famous peanut butter cookies were a tradition. Living in Victoria, I was so lucky to spend part of many special Christmas times with her & Uncle Bill, my parents, & my Auntie Win & Uncle Bob when they would all meet in Victoria to celebrate the holiday together.

Our most recent family event, online, was in November 2020, when her eldest nephew and his lovely wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone was in attendance and had a marvellous time visiting - one good outcome of the pandemic!

Auntie Ev will be missed by us all, and she will always be remembered with love and huge affection. My mother, especially, will miss their weekly phone visits.

With love from niece Shannon Tait (nee Wyndlow) and family xoxoxo

Brenda Battye

29 décembre , 2020

So sorry to hear of your dear Mother's passing. I knew her through
her membership in the Textile Arts Guild in Richmond. She was a very gracious and talented person. May she rest in peace.

Mark Nielsen

28 décembre , 2020

Our condolences to the family in the recent passing of Evelyn, a cherished and respected member of Brighouse United Church. It was always my pleasure to meet with Evelyn: she was an excellent listener who took a genuine interest in the lives of those around her and kept herself informed and up-to-date on our activities. She, together with Bill, will be greatly missed. May God comfort you with His peace which surpasses understanding during this difficult time.