Annie Beatrice “Evelyn” Thorp (nee Nelson)

August 30, 2018
What an incredibly wonderful and rich life. A true family matriarch, community volunteer and card-player extraordinaire was welcomed into the world May 1925 in Nelson, BC. The daughter of Swedish immigrants began her journey in a log cabin in Fruitvale, BC and ended peacefully at Minto House in Nakusp on August 30th, 2018.

Ev’s many years in Nakusp and extensive community involvement with Cubs, Rotary and especially the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary (ALHA) were acknowledged when she and Dad were presented with the Nakusp Citizens of the Year award in 1994. Although Mom was humbled by the Citizen of the Year, she was particularly pleased to be given a Life Membership with ALHA since it meant she would no longer have to pay yearly dues. The simple things in life.

Never one to turn down a card game of any description, she loved to play pinochle and crib with her family but really looked forward to bridge. A passionate bridge player, she was

eager to display her winnings of a loonie from bridge night. A game is waiting for you Mom.

Ev was predeceased by husband Rex in 2010 and is survived by her children Carol (Bill) and Grant (Charlene). She has four grandchildren – Lisa, Meighan, Carly (Denis) and Alex, as well as two great- grandchildren – Lucas and Thea. Additionally, she is also survived by her four sisters Margaret, Hazel, Gen (Werner) and Bev (Marvin) as well as many nieces and nephews. Having family, helping family and enjoying family.

The family of Ev would like to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors, the staff of Halcyon and Minto for their compassionate and dedicated care of Mom during these last few years.

She was very fond of a telling a specific incident in her life that tickled her to no end and summed up her outlook and view of life. A young girl waiting in a grocery line behind Mom, was admiring her many rings and looked up at her and said, “you must have been pretty when you were younger”. You got your monies worth.

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