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Evelyn Henshaw

Evelyn Henshaw

Born In: Bear River
Born: December 27th, 1934

Passed on: March 20th, 2013

HENSHAW, Evelyn Marie (Darres) – of Bear River, NS, passed away peacefully at the Annapolis Health Care Center on March 20th, 2013, after living hopefully with cancer for 3 years. “You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived”. Born in Bear River on December 27th, 1934; she was the daughter of the late Elem and Flora Darres. Evelyn worked as a part time bookkeeper and taught adult classes in typing and bookkeeping in the 1960s. She was a secretary for Canex, CFB Cornwallis for 26 years, then proprietor of Hillside Room and Board for seniors at her home until 2010. Her extended family was her church and her community, in which she was very active, and much admired. She was organist at Hillsburgh United Church in Bear River for over 50 years, member of the UCW, treasurer of Three Rivers Pastoral Charge and served as representative to Valley Presbytery. She was active in the Historical Society and a TOPS member until her illness. Left with fond and loving memories are her son Gregory Henshaw and wife Melody of Bear River, NS where she resided the last 3 years; daughter Julia MacAlpine of Hanwell, NB (George Galantai); grandchildren Matthew Henshaw (Joy), Abbigayle LeBlanc (Justin), Chelsea MacAlpine and Lindsay MacAlpine, Josh Galantai; great- grandchildren Andrew, Ainslee Henshaw and Brenna LeBlanc. Predeceased by brothers Maurice and Aubrey; sister Stella (Dorothy) Haley. Funeral service was held at the Grace United Church,15 Prince William Street, Digby on Monday March 25th, 2013 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn made to The Lodge That Gives, Halifax or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca or by sending to P.O. Box 355, Kentville, NS B4N3X1. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium, Berwick. "You can cry and close your mind, or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on."




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