Eveneshen, Ethel May

April 23, 1937 – May 24, 2023
at the age of 86 years:

           A Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Church Hall at 450 Okanagan Avenue E, Salmon Arm, B.C. from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. 

           It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ethel May Eveneshen on May 24, 2023, in Salmon Arm at the age of 86 years.  Ethel was born Ethel May Ellis on April 23, 1937, in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.  She was the second youngest of seven girls. 

She completed high school in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan where she met her soul mate, George Eveneshen, to whom she was married for 67 years.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, Douglas George and Grant RV, and their families.  She leaves behind five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A celebration of life for Ethel will be held later in June.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shushwap Hospital Foundation.  We wish to thank everyone for your prayers and kind words of support. 


  1. Dear George, Doug, Grant and families,
    On behalf of the Pozzobon family I would like to send condolences on your loss of Ethel. We were saddened to hear the news, but she will be forever in your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

  2. Dear George and family,
    I was sad to hear of Ethel’s passing and send warm thoughts to you all.
    I do want to tell you a funny story from my time working with her at Highways in Burns Lake-
    We were all in the lunch room and chatting about whatever. One of the men from the back asked another person to go and do something or get something (I can’t remember exactly…) and someone else said to him, “Have you got a piano tied to your ass?!” to which Ethel, without skipping a beat, chimed in “No, it’s an organ!” Boy, was there laughter after that! You know, it’s been over 45 years since then and I can still see and hear it all!
    Ethel was a lovely funny woman! She is missed.
    Donna Stone

  3. Dear Uncle George, Doug, Grant & Families. What fun it was to spend time with Aunt Ethel. Whether we were shopping, playing cards or just visiting. She was a thoughtful, quick witted, beautiful woman who will always hold a special place in my heart. Our deepest sympathies to you all – she will be fondly remembered my many. Love, Noreen & Rick

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Auntie Ethel’s passing. We know that it leaves a hole in the hearts of those who knew her. She seemed to always enjoy life and her laughter always made a person want to spend time with her. That will be severely missed.

    Mom, Norah, is sad to have lost her sister but is comforted to know that because of her faith they will see each other again in heaven.

    Uncle George, Doug,Grant, and families,
    As these days move forward and you are doing this last service of love for Auntie Ethel, know that you are in our thoughts.

  5. Kevin and I were saddened to hear of Aunt Ethel’s passing, but thankful for her as she is dancing without restriction in heaven! I am so thankful for the promise of a heavenly reunion with her. Her faith in Jesus has guaranteed that!!
    We are also thankful for our recent visit. Although she was failing, that vivacious character and sense of humour shone through. She still had “it”!
    Her death will certainly leave a huge hole in your hearts – May you find peace and comfort as you reminisce and share stories of your dear wife, mother and grandma. She was so very proud of you all! Hugs.

  6. Uncle George, Doug and family, Grant and family – My heart aches for you as you go through this tough time. Aunt Ethel was one of the most vivacious people I have ever met and I can only imagine how you will miss her. The thing about those kind of people is that they also leave soooo many memories! May you treasure them all and remember her as someone who truly loved every one of you. (She bragged about you all quite a bit!) Can you believe it?? I too, will miss her and feel privileged to have had such a wonderful aunt.

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