Eva Grace Spencer (Rule)
July 29, 1930 – June 13, 2016
Eva died on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Capilano Care Home after suffering the slow decline of Alzheimer’s disease.
Eva was born July 29, 1930 in Vancouver, BC. She attended Kitsilano High School where she met her future husband, Jim Spencer (predeceased June 9, 2014). They raised their two sons, Brian and Steven, in North Vancouver and later, in the Oakridge area of Vancouver. The family spent many happy vacations together often sailing on their boat Celerity.
Eva worked for the Vancouver School Board in the Library Services division for 20 years. She was active in her sons’ schools (PTA) and was an enthusiastic supporter of local theatre and the BC Lions Football Club.
Friends and family remember Eva’s willingness to listen to their problems and provide a caring and supportive shoulder to lean on during tough personal times.
In 1990, Eva and Jim retired to Salt Spring Island where Eva worked hundreds of volunteer hours in the library, the thrift shop and the general hospital auxiliary. When Jim died, Eva moved into care.
Besides her two sons and their partners Carrie Spencer and Melanie Harrison, Eva will be missed by her five grandchildren: Hayley (Paul), David (Krista), Adam (Candi), Timothy, and Jamie and by two great-grandchildren: Isis and Abigail. She is also survived by her sister, Dianne Mills and many nieces and nephews.
There will not be a public service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Eva’s memory to: Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital, 135 Crofton Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2R8