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Lorna Evans

Lorna  Evans

Born In: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: January 19th, 1926

Passed on: November 9th, 2012

Lorna Woodman Evans died at her home in Halifax suddenly, but peacefully, on Nov 9, 2012. Lorna was born in Kentville NS 19 January 1926, the daughter of Melvie Denzil Woodman and Clara Rose (Woodman) Woodman. She graduated from Kings County Academy as valedictorian and went on to become a registered medical laboratory technologist. On 7 June 1948 she married Ralph James Evans, the son of George Wallace and Doris Elaine (Barney) Evans. Ralph was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, as were his father, both grandfathers and Lorna’s father. Ralph and Lorna and their daughters lived in Maine and in Woodstock NB and returned to Kentville in 1964. After the death of her husband in 2007, Lorna moved to Halifax where she lived at the Gladstone Berkley residence. Lorna was involved in the Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels and numerous charity drives. She was a charter member and strong supporter of the Kings Historical Society, especially in the Family History Department where she volunteered for many years. She was an avid genealogist and published two books on the subject. She was devoted to and very proud of her children and grandchildren; daughters Valerie (Alain Chamagne), Halifax, and Jacquelyn (Jamie Loftis), Philadelphia, grandchildren Julie and Thomas Chamagne and Joshua, Jeremy and Jocelyn Ewing, and great-grandson Isaac. Also survived by her sister and friend, Rose Malpass, Kentville and nieces and nephews including Melanie (Allan) and Emma and Liam Rappoldt, and Judith (Bell) (Jack Flynn). She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, siblings Ruth (George) Bell, Ralph (Grace) Woodman, Murray (Lilian) Woodman and Malcolm in infancy. We will profoundly miss the wise, humble, vibrant matriarch of our family. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Sunday December 9, 2:30- 4:00 at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Kings Historical Society, 37 Cornwallis St., Kentville, B4N 2E2.

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