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Borden; Evelyn Viola

Posted By Obits On April 2, 2018 @ 4:14 pm In Obituaries | 28 Comments

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Borden – Evelyn Viola, age 100, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1st, 2018, in Queens Manor, Liverpool.

Born in Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas “Rector” and Jennie (Lohnes) Mason.

Evelyn was employed for many years with Simpsons in the shoe department in both Toronto and Halifax. Music and singing was her passion and she was a part of many community and church choirs in Halifax, Toronto and the South Shore over her lifetime. Evelyn enjoyed traveling in her younger years.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail (Clyde) Westhaver, of London, Ontario; son David (Wanda) Winaut, of Liverpool; grandchildren, Tom, Kelly, Mark, Kathy, Jan, Lori, Raelene and Marita; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brothers, Cecil, of Lunenburg and Leslie (Barbara), of First South.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Winaut; second husband, Walter Borden; daughter, Rochelle Pittman; sister, Marilyn Spencer; brothers, Gordon and Jimmy.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family service will take place at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens Manor, Liverpool. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Helen & David Fox on April 2nd, 2018 5:18 pm

So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. The picture of her sure expresses the lovely person she was.I’m sure she’ll be missed at the Manor. Please except our condolences.

Condolence from Allan & Beth LaRocque on April 2nd, 2018 6:19 pm

Dave and Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was a great lady and I enjoyed our talks. She made me laugh as she did with others. Evelyn will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on April 2nd, 2018 6:21 pm

David, sorry to read of your Mom’s passing, but, she sure did have a long lfe. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from kim mansfield on April 2nd, 2018 7:35 pm

David and Wanda,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Rosalee Smith on April 2nd, 2018 7:56 pm

Dave and Wanda…sorry for your loss….cherish your fond memories of a life well-lived.

Condolence from Hugh Mosher on April 2nd, 2018 10:09 pm

Dear David, Wanda and family,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing David. Nothing can really prepare you for these times but I do hope your memories will help you all going forward.

Condolence from Robert & Marjorie MacGowan on April 3rd, 2018 8:46 am

We wish to send our condolences to the family. Robert &Marjorie

Condolence from Laurie Brown on April 3rd, 2018 10:13 am

Dave, Wanda & Family:

With the tremendous amount of time that I’ve had the luxury to spend with your mom, I can say that we should all inspire to be as strong and as determined as she. I am sorry for your loss.

Laurie- Recreation Programmer Queens Manor

Condolence from Barbara and Graham Bailly on April 3rd, 2018 10:26 am

Thinking of you at this time. We have many good memories of our younger days with Aunt Evelyn and our cousins.

Condolence from Jean Strum on April 3rd, 2018 11:08 am

Dear Dave and Wanda:

Sorry to read about your mother’s passing. She certainly lived a long, full life, but it is still hard to say goodbye. Remember the good times and may God go with you as you move forward.
With sincere sympathy,
Jean Strum

Condolence from Jonathan Pitblado on April 3rd, 2018 11:47 am

David and Wanda, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on April 3rd, 2018 12:20 pm

Dave, Wanda & family::

So very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing, Dave.Sincere condolences at this very sad & difficult time.

Sincerely,
Robert & Sally

Condolence from Leon & Norma Robertson on April 3rd, 2018 4:43 pm

Our condolences to the family. Sorry for your sad time. No matter the age we still miss our loved ones. She lived a long life.

Condolence from carol smith on April 3rd, 2018 4:48 pm

Dear David and Wanda, Thinking of you and the family during your time of grief.
All the best, Carol & Wayne Smith

Condolence from Jean Saulnier-Blades on April 3rd, 2018 4:48 pm

I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the family,,. I always enjoyed a little chat with her at the manor.

Condolence from Paula & Al Doucet on April 3rd, 2018 10:09 pm

Dave,Wanda & Family,
Thinking of you at this sad time. With our sincere sympathy.
Paula & Al

Condolence from Holly and Philip Smith on April 4th, 2018 8:34 am

David, Wanda and family
Please accept our deepest condolences at this time. Your Mother lived a long life, and from the obituary, it certainly appears to have been a very full and engaged life. Thinking of you all.
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Cathy de Rome on April 4th, 2018 10:38 am

Dave, Wanda and family,

Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. To have lived to be 100 is amazing. From reading her obituary, it sounds like Evelyn kept herself busy and involved wherever she resided.

Cathy

Condolence from Sandi Humphrey on April 4th, 2018 10:52 am

Dave, Wanda and family,

Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I know you mother’s passing will leave a huge void, but I have learned from experience that in time you will focus more on the happy memories, of which I am sure there are many.

Sandi

Condolence from Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac on April 4th, 2018 1:44 pm

Dear Dave, Wanda & Family,

Not having known Evelyn, her life was certainly a success judging from the family she left behind. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on April 4th, 2018 3:45 pm

David and family:Sincere condolences to you in the loss of your Mom.

Condolence from Roger & Valerie Wilcox on April 4th, 2018 4:21 pm

Dear Dave, Wanda & family,
We were saddened to read that your mother had passed. What a wonderful long life she lived! It was nice to see her name mentioned in the front page story of The Chronicle today “ Long Lives”. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Valerie & Roger

Condolence from Ruth Anne Zwicker on April 4th, 2018 7:25 pm

Dave, Wanda and family,

So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences. Take care

Condolence from George Paterson on April 4th, 2018 8:21 pm

Dear Dave,
Sorry to hear that your mother passed away. She certainly had a long and eventful life. Sincere condolences from us both.
George & Carole Paterson

Condolence from Doug andGloria on April 5th, 2018 5:40 pm

Dave and Wanda: Thinking of you at this time of loss.Please accept our sincere sympathy,Doug and Gloria

Condolence from Kelly Blackwood on April 6th, 2018 10:10 pm

Dave,Wanda, Raelene and Marita,
I share with you in the great loss of this tiny but mighty lady I called my Nannie. She was a very big part of my life for all of my growing up years and well into my adult life when she became G.G. to my own children..because she could not abide being called great grandmother! She was a role model to me, showed me how to dress as a lady and to behave as one as well. But when two very bright lights in her life went out as she lost first her eldest daughter (my mother) and then her husband Walter, (my Pop), the light within her began to dim as well. And as a result, I saw only traces of the vibrant woman that she had been from then on. The woman who had the courage to make changes to improve her life that meant moving to a new province as a woman in her 40’s. The woman who obtained her first driver’s license at age 54, the woman who learned to walk again…to live again after being involved in a car accident at age 83 that took the life from her husband, and left her with a broken hip, a collapsed lung and broken ribs. The mighty woman who then had the clarity of mind to know that it was again time for change so quickly sold her marital home and returned to Lunenburg and her five siblings. Sadly there she experienced another great loss when her sister Marilyn died in a car while seated beside her. Her light dimmed further then but she soldiered on and had many more happy years living in Lunenburg spending time with her brothers and sisters in law and friends.
Evelyn Borden was a woman to whom life dealt many blows but she, like my own mother was a woman who taught me that when life gets tough, you need to get tougher. You need to stand up and fight and fight she did.
Her final journey took her to the Queen’s Manor in LIverpool Nova Scotia to be closer to her only son Dave and daughter in law Wanda. There she continued to fight the battles of her new life with spirit and humour. Both her wit and her tongue were quick but I know she earned the respect of all who knew her there because she was a fighter who never ceased to fight for her life. And she won that fight every year for 100 years. Thank you Evelyn Viola Borden for being my Nannie. I will miss you forever.
Dave and Wanda, Raelene and Marita, thank you all so much for taking care of her these past years since she moved from Ontario. You were lucky. My thoughts are with you and again I share your loss.
Kelly and Rob Blackwood and family

Condolence from Barriault Martin on April 7th, 2018 4:50 am

Bonjour,
La famille Barriault vous souhaites toutes leurs condoléance et salutation.

I am a friend of Mark Winchester !

Best Regard,

Martin.

Condolence from Joyce And Elmer Whynott on April 7th, 2018 8:44 pm

Dear Dave & Wanda ;

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We enjoyed talking
to Dave, keeping us up to date on his mom..

She was a remarkable lady.

Sincerely,
Joyce & Elmer
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