EVANS, Gillian (Jill) Leslie (Nee MURRAY)


Gillian Leslie, (Jill) Evans nee Murray

Jill passed away peacefully on November 14th, 2018 at The Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. She spent her last hours in the company of her loving family, reminiscing, sharing thoughts, and joking. She was her inimitable self until the end.

She had led an extraordinary life: a British Subject, born in China, who lived in Shanghai, England, New York, and finally Canada. All who knew her admired her intellect, gracious humour, and generosity of spirit. She was a devoted mother, a talented artist and writer, a breeder of Great Danes and a renowned historian of that breed. She had friends from all over the globe with whom she communicated extensively via social media. She loved her life on Saltspring Island and the many people she knew and cherished there. She volunteered at the library and was an avid bridge player who wrote a column on bridge for The Driftwood. Her unique soul will be sorely missed, and not soon forgotten.

She is survived by her son David, her daughter-in-law Gai, and her grandchildren, Taylor (Chelsea Rooney) and Lois (Parker Reid).

Thanks to Dr. Reznick, and the staff at the Lady Minto Hospital, and The Doctors and staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, who took such good care of her.

A Celebration of Life service is planned for 3:00 pm on January 5th, 2019 at the Lion’s Hall in Ganges.

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