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M. Evie New

October 8, 1923 - December 7, 2017


Evie was born in New Westminster, moving to Oliver at the age of three with her Pioneer Family in 1926. They settled on a ten acre farm west of the Town.

Evie attended school becoming very involved in sports, later to become an avid golfer and bowler.

Evie married Wheeler New, April 10. 1941. Both enlisted in the Army. Wheeler was sent overseas, Evie became an office clerk in Victoria. After leaving the army they lived in several locations in the Rock Creek, Mabel Lake areas. When they returned to Oliver in the sixties, Evie worked for the High School while Wheeler became a school bus driver.

Evie started painting with her Mother Georgiana in the fifties and became an accomplished artist. Evie has been a member of the Oliver Art Club (Oliver Sagebrushers) for many years. As well as attending numerous workshops she also instructed, her forte being Pastel Portraits and Watercolor Flowers. Her paintings may be seen in many homes and businesses. Her passion for art kept her painting until now at 94.

Evie became an honored member of the Elks Royal Purple, a long time member of the Oliver Legion, and the Oliver Senior’s Center. She and Wheeler spent many years coaching bowling. She was a member of the Fairview Golf Course and later the NK’MIP Canyon Golf Course. Her home is decorated with many trophies from both sports. Bridge and Bingo were also favorite pastimes.

Evie was predeceased by her husband Wheeler, Father David Evans, Mother Georgiana Evans, sisters, Agnes Sutherland, Esther Dawson, brothers, Tom Evans and Clark Evans.

Evie will be deeply missed by her Brother David Evans, and Sister Olive Barrett. Nieces Sally Franks, Leslie Potter, Linda Payne, Teresa Sommerville, Judy Harpur. Mary Wills, Peggy Lindgren, Gloria Crookes, Lorraine Anderson, Corrine Jones, Barb Evans, and Rene Sutherland

Nephews, Fraser, David and John Sutherland, Andy and Mark Evans, Rob Evans, and Wade Kohl.  The Ackerman family, Eddie, Eileen. Alma , Muriel and Jean.

Aunt Evie was great aunt to many and loved by all. Her greatest desire was to be able to remain in her own home as long as possible, this was made possible by Linda who lived with her this past year and her niece Sally whom she called her “Manager.” Her delight was to spend time on the Ranch with Judy and golf with her nieces.  Cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska with her nieces and their spouses were very special times for her.

Thanks to Dr.Yves Thomas and the awesome, compassionate nursing staff for making her life as fulfilled as possible.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heart and Stroke or Charity of your choice.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 16, 2017 at the Oliver Legion Hall.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Services& Cremation, Oliver Osoyoos.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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From: Wayne & Dianna Jones
Relation: Friend

We are sincerely sorry to hear of Evie’s passing. We have great memories of her in the Bakery. We recall many a time that she would just walk into the back of the bakery with a story or to show us her latest painting. We would all share a laugh always followed by a great big hug. Evie was incredibly kind hearted, very very talented and always had a warm smile on her face. When we look at her paintings we will always have the nicest memories of her. To her family we are sorry for your loss.
Wayne & Dianna Jones

From: Gwen Bebault
Relation: relative

To Dave Evans, Gloria, Robert, Sally, & Linda,
We extend our sincere sympathy in your loss of your sister & aunt, Evie.
May your loving memories of her sustain you and bring you long lasting peace.
We never forget those we love, their memory stays in our heart forever!
God Bless! Love, Joyce Evans, her sister, Gwen Bebault, & Gina & Lori Evans

From: Hella Prochaska
Relation: We painted together in the Sagebrushers Artclub.

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the love of God surround and support you in your loss.

From: ernie race

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time we met EVIE about 40 years ago {wheeler ) also at Fairviev mountain ,they were nice people to meet when you were new to the community ,we consider ourselves lucky to have known them ,thanks for the memories ernie and barb

From: Brian Mapplebeck
Relation: aquaintance through art classes

Dear Sally,
My thoughts are with you in your time of grief.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 16, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oliver Legion Hall
6417 Main Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A celebration of Evie’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 16, 2017 at the Oliver Legion Hall.

6417 Main Street
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heart and Stroke or Charity of your choice.

Thank You Notice

Thanks to Dr.Yves Thomas and the awesome, compassionate nursing staff for making her life as fulfilled as possible.

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Gems and Stems at Eastside
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