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Publication: Globe and Mail, The add link
Issue: 11 September 2009, page R12
Title: ARCHIBALD Evelyn (Death Notice)
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Evelyn Elizabeth nee Cowan

1910 - 2009

After 99 years and one month, Ev Archibald died peacefully on September 1st, 2009.

Born Evelyn Elizabeth Cowan, she was the daughter of Wilda & Colonel William Cowan, and the sister of William. Her younger sister, Kathleen, died when Ev was four, a loss that touched her deeply and left a sad place in her heart forever. Ev was raised in Toronto where she attended Bishop Strachan School and then Trinity College, University of Toronto, going on to Library Science.

After a shipboard romance with Charles Brenton Archibald, she ''moved out west'' to marry him and raise her family in Vancouver. The Archibalds retired in Chase BC, wintering in California. Ev was widowed in 1984.

Her three daughters: Kathy Archibald, Carol Holloway and Marg Archibald are filled with admiration for this beautiful woman who raised and loved them. She taught them to appreciate culture and never let them forget they were valued; that whatever happened, they were worthy of love and respect, and that they would succeed at their choices.

Nana was a source of pride to her grandchildren: Chris Arnet, Andrew Barnes, Sonia Schnitzer and Ivan Holloway. Her great-grandchildren are Allysa Jordon, Kazimir and Bodan Schnitzer and Charles Barnes.

A memorial service will be held at Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops B.C., at 2 p.m., Saturday September 26th. No flowers thank you. Please make a donation to Foster Parent Plan or a charity of your choice. If you wish to send on-line condolences:

The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgeview, who gave unending love and comfort without fail during the last year of Ev's life. The level of care they gave was astonishing.