Evangeline Edna Andrew

November 02, 1907 - November 05, 2006 

Evangeline Edna Andrew

November 02, 1907 - November 05, 2006 

Obituary for Evangeline Edna Andrew

ANDREW, Edna Evangeline
(nee Carson)
Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew, Sunday evening, November 5th, 2006. Edna Evangeline Andrew (nee Carson) in her 100th year. Born in Augusta Township, Ontario to Ethel (nee Robinson) and George Carson, Evangeline was a woman of many talents: a voracious and eclectic reader, a stimulating conversationalist, a keen intellect and avid traveler and above all a splendid teacher. After graduating in 1930 from Victoria College, 3TO, University of Toronto, Evangeline joined the teaching profession, first in Milton , Ontario and then London as a teacher of English. Encouraged by Olive Diefenbaker to enter the new field of Guidance, she was appointed Head of the Guidance Department at Westhill Collegiate in Scarborough. One of her traits was an ability to see potential in her students. This perhaps explains why so many of them kept in close touch with her over the years. She encouraged students further by being a generous benefactor to her alma mater Victoria College and also to Queen’s University. On retirement, Evangeline moved with her husband Frederic to Pinegrove, a renovated schoolhouse near Milton and then to Kingston, Ontario where she was an active member of St. James Anglican Church and of the Canadian Federation of University Women. A light has gone out for her immediate and extended family of which she was proudly the matriarch. Predeceased by her husband Frederic Andrew, her brother Arnold Carson, sisters Arlene Bennham and Edith Hales and nephew Irwin Hales. Left with rich memories are step-son Fred (and his wife Doris), nieces Marian (nee Bennham) Hoffman (Hank), Frances Bennham and nephews Edward Carson (Sylvia), Brian Hales (Berna) and Wendy Hales. Doris and Fred’s children and grandchildren will miss her. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel 50 John Street North Arnprior. Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service in Maynard Cemetery, Maynard, Ontario on Thursday morning, November 9th at 11 o’clock. A reception will follow in Victoria Church Hall. In remembrance, a donation to the Bonnechere Manor “Palliative Care” or a Charity of One’s Choice would be appreciated by the family.

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