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Evelyn Barton

January 31, 1925 - August 9, 2015


Evelyn Dorothy BARTON

January 31, 1925 –August 9, 2015              

Predeceased by her late husband Don Barton, granddaughter Jennifer Whiteman Siddoo, brothers Ken and Bill and Mason, and sisters Verna Fletcher and Grace Bussey.

Survived by sister Helen, daughters Joan Whiteman (Marty) and Judy Faulconer (Larry), grandchildren Luke, Jody, and Clayton,  and great-grandchildren Colton, Bryce, and Thomas.

Mom worked years ago at Tranquille in Kamloops, BC. She was not much of a traveller other than visiting her children. She and Don liked bluegrass, so they attended some bluegrass festivals.

Mom volunteered her time driving friends to appointments, buying clothes for everyone from the thrift store, and giving food and money to those she felt needed it.

As a young girl, Mom was extremely active in sports. She won several awards for skating, and track and field, and at forty could still do a back bend. She also excelled in tap dancing and organized a musical can-can at Tranquille for the fire department, which was a huge success.

Her hobby was gardening. She loved seeing things grow, planted everything from seed, and loved trees.

Donations in her memory to Critteraid, Box 235, #113 – 437 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5L1 would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you to Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Dimma, the amazing staff at Sunnybank, all the care aids, especially Shelly, Robin, Shay, Gwen and Penny, and finally John Nunes and Daryn Pottinger for your compassion.  Thank you to my rock of a husband who has supported me and loved me through all of this, and made Mom feel loved in our home when she lived with us.    


Mom (Mammie)

Everyone has said, “She had a long life and is at peace.” That is true. But what a lot of people do not know is that for a good part of your younger years, you raised two young daughters without the help of women’s shelters, which they did not have then. You protected us and loved us unconditionally.

You are no longer suffering and were brave to the end, taking that journey that we all have to take alone. Know Mom, that our hearts ache for your loss. We will miss our talks, laughs, dinners, and advice.

So kind and generous to everyone, kind to animals, and went without to giver to others.

Rest in peace, and remember you are the wind beneath our wings.

We love you.  Judy, Joan, and Family.


E – exceptional mother and grandmother

V – vivacious, vibrant, vulnerable, very giving

 E – energetic, excitable, entertaining (playing her mouth organ and tap dancing up to 88 years old)

 L – loyal, loving, loved animals, birds, people, canning, cooking and poker

 Y – young at heart. The song Honey by Bobby Goldsboro I’m sure should have been written for Mom.

 N – naive (in a sweet way)  


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandy Knippelberg
Relation: friend

Joan and families..with deepest sympathy. We have missed her visits on her shopping sprees.

From: Terry M. Byrnes
Relation: Good long time friend

Tribute to Ev. I have known Ev for over 50 years. Her daughter Joan and son-in-law Marty have been my best friends since we all grew up together in Kamloops, BC in the 1960’s. Ev was always so welcoming to all of us then and this has continued until she passed away. For many years she always sent Marty, her grandson Luke, Jennifer’s husband Rick, our good friend Jim and myself off on our Harley trips around North America with a big meal and an even bigger smile. There are not enough words nor near enough room here to talk about what a wonderful lady she was. I will miss her very, very, much – especially her laugh, which always made me smile. Rest Peaceful Ev. You are so very loved and will be so very missed. Much love to you, Joan, Marty, my godson Luke and Ev’s daughter Judy and family. Terry and Linda Byrnes

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