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Valleyview Funeral Home

165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC

OBITUARY

Evira Eugenie Greveling

June 3, 1937May 7, 2020

Evira (Eve) Greveling (ne Samson) June 3, 1937 - May 7, 2020

Eve Greveling passed away May 7, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents William and Agnes Samson, several brothers and sisters, several nieces and nephews, daughter in law Veronika and her first husband Ronnie. Eve is survived by her 3 children Patti, Todd and Sandee (Jason), her grandchildren Joel (Tara) and Tiffany (Lan), her brother Billy, sister Ruby (Gordie) and numerous nieces and nephews.

When she was 16, Eve’s father fought for her to have a career in a time period when such a thing for women and First Nations had proved difficult to achieve. 3 options were allowed at the time; Teacher, Secretary and Nurse. Choosing nursing turned into one of her lifetime achievements as it was a natural fit for her. It filled her heart being able to help others in their time of need. She always had a smile, compassion and a gentle way that complemented her easy bedside manner.

Eve had a strong connection to the community and was respected by many. Her interests included Bingo, Fishing, holding up the One Armed Bandit and cheering on her beloved Toronto Blue Jays, which was fueled by her having played second base in softball for the Lytton Trampettes in her younger years.

She had a playful and gentle spirit and will by dearly missed by those close to her.

There will be a Celebration of Life hopefully late summer or early fall when social distancing is no longer a cause for concern.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the family.

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Bernice McLinden

May 28, 2020

my crazy and loving caring aunty I will miss ya so much my greatest memory is when I turned 16 and my parents wouldn’t take me driving any more aunty shows up n says let’s go Bern your driving can’t be that bad so we left by the time we came back her glasses was side ways on her face her hair was a mess and she was shaking I said aunty I can pack you if need too she said my this girl has a lead foot I said oh aunty it’s not that bad everyone starts to laugh but she still took me to hope the following week for my road test I came out said alright aunty let’s hit the road I passed aunty gave Me a big hug she said I’m so proud of you Bern n So many memories of my loving aunty I miss you so much and love you

Gary Samson

May 28, 2020

I going to miss my aunty 😭 I love her with all my heart gar.💕
Aka gary spoon

RUBY SAMSON

May 28, 2020

My sis. I remember so many times we enjoyed doing things together. I know your favorite was playing Bingo, then it became Casino and I know she loved watching the Blue Jays. Each time we get there to visit her she'd be watching Blue Jays playing and she'd say Blue Jays are loosing with a sad face.
Each time we visited, she always made sure we were fed, but just recently I noticed the change in her life where this wasn't happening due to her not getting around as good as she used to. So she would ask me to go for lunch up at The White Spot. Before this she would cook us up some fried chicken and make potato salad, then when all the kids came she would get pizza.
Then at times, she'd ask, "Hey sis, you want a coffee?" "Sure" Once we had our coffee made we'd go sit outside and catch up on old news. She always asked me how the kids were doing especially Gar "aka Gary" my oldest son. I told her he is doing fine. We share our stories and it seems our visits became shorter because she had trouble sitting too long so I'd tell her I had to go do shopping anyways and she needs to get her rest. My sister was a hard worker and sure was glad she took up nursing. She was always there for us when they lived in Lytton. No matter where she moved I and Gord would go visit her and kids.
Last August 2019 was the last time I gave my sister a big hug and saying to her we will be over before Christmas, but I got sick so we never made it. I was hoping to spend my birthday with her but too much snow that day in December 2019.
Yes, my sister was one lovable person to all, It broke my heart when I heard the sad news. I cry for you every day and wished I could have had that one last hug with you, but never happened.
I will miss our coffee sittings sis but until we meet on the other side. RIP.

Donna Kennedy

May 9, 2020

I have so many memories of Eve but I have a favourite of course. I was entrenched in the family and called Eve “mom” as I’m sure many did. She always referred to me as another daughter and that was fine by me! One day we had lunch together, Patti, Eve and I. When it came time to pay, Patti insisted she pay as she had a status card to save us some tax. But I wanted to pay so Eve told me to use my card. Patti said “mom, she doesn’t have a card”. Eve asked why and was really confused. She didn’t even stop to think I wasn’t really her daughter. I was never so flattered even though we got such a giggle over it. Eve was a kind gentle soul who was hard not to love and has passed that on to her children. Rest easy mom until we meet again. Love always, Donna

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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