Evelyn (Hould) Gowing

Obituary of Evelyn Delta (Hould) Gowing

Our dear Mother passed away at the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville, NB, February 8, 2019 at the age of 92 years. 

Born in Sudbury Ontario on September 13, 1926 to the late Marcel and Elmire (Rivet) Hould. 

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Ellwyn Mervin Gowing. Mother of Darwin (Betty) Gowing of Bath, Ontario, Heather (Mark) Longpre of Sackville, NB and Lynn (Daryl) Blay of Corbeil, Ontario. Grandmother of Kelly (Gerry) Potvin, Corrie (Karen) Longpre, Mary (Charles) Dixon, David (Jenny) Longpre, and Christian Longpre. Great-grandmother of Logan and Madison Potvin, Oliver, Vita, and Ivan Longpre, and Jane and Noah Dixon. Evelyn is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Evelyn was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Besides her beloved husband, Ellwyn, Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Hildreth Kerr and Edna Cooke and her brother Irvine Hould, all of Sudbury, Ontario.

In her early years Evelyn worked for the Kitchener office of the MacLean Hunter Magazine, then the secretary of the St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, and lastly with the Twin City Community Credit Union  Evelyn designed her own templates for her quilts and even when she wasn’t quilting, she was knitting or working on her puzzles.  She loved bingo nights and playing cards with her family and friends and she loved her pets. Rosie was a comfort to her in her last days.

Evelyn's family are deeply appreciative of the Nursing staff and care Mom received while at the Drew. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, Sackville (506) 364-8188. In keeping with Evelyn’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private family service will take place at a later date in Glen Allen, Ontario. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelen may be made to the Drew Tantramar Foundation, an SPCA of your choosing or to the charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website www.campbellsfuneralhome.com or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.