Evelyn Audrey Zink

Zink, Evelyn Audrey

(nee: Urquhart)

July 11, 1924 – January 23, 2007

The family celebrates the life of our wonderful Mom and Grandma who’s spirit shone brightly as she passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 23, 2007. Born July 11, 1924 to William and Lillian Urquhart, Evelyn spent her early years in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where immigrated grandparents cleared the heart of the Valleys rich dairy farmland. Evelyn married her only true love, Douglas Sherwood Zink, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Canadian Navy and W.W.II Veteran (predeceased November 1971). She lived for over 60 years in Corunna, Ontario. The circle of life continues with Evelyn’s beliefs and nurturing ways carried on through her children: Larry Douglas Zink and his wife Diana, Louise Marie McNeil, Kathleen Joanne Moat and her partner Paul, James Alexander Zink and his wife Connie, Bruce Sherwood Zink and his wife Susan and Barbara May Zink; grandchildren: Kristine Brown (Keith), Laurie Armstrong (Brian), Karie Noyle (Mait), Michael McNeil, Anne McNeil (John Ellis), Lauren and Conner Tiltman-Zink, Kelly Schmale and Carly Zink and Ryan and Madelyn Whittle; great-grandchildren: Kaley Sorensen-Brown, Kurtis and Kassie Brown, Zayn and Cohen Armstrong, Keenan and Kyle Smith and Kaitland Noyle and by dear friends, Anita McCrea, Karen Powell, Dorothy “Dot” Gorbatuk, Lucy “Lu” Wicks, Beverly Cassel and “The Bridge Group”. Her presence in our lives will be forever treasured in our hearts. She is also survived by siblings in Courtenay, B.C. including her brother, Alec Urquhart and his wife Rene; sisters: Marie Gordon and husband Donald, Bev Aitken and husband Ken, Kassy Cessford and husband Albert (recently deceased January 22, 2007) and Maudy Hobson and by several nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a proud Canadian with a keen interest in politics and supporting the Liberal Party. She was an accomplished seamstress, dedicated member of the St. Clair Study Group, Elder of Corunna United Church, Past-President and member of the U.C.W. Lover of gardening and quiet moments along the shores of the St. Clair River. She was an avid reader and bridge player, valued music, the arts and continuing education. In her gentle and humorous way, Evelyn quietly enriched the lives of many young people, friends and neighbours. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday, January 26 from 2-4 and 6-7:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Evelyn Zink Higher Education Award at the Corunna Branch of Southwest Regional Credit Union.