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Eva Gay Jennings
January 22, 1925 – May 16, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Gay Jennings who died peacefully on May 16, 2015 with her children at her side in West Kelowna at the age of 90. Eva is survived by her daughter Ava (married to Wayne Fipke) of Kelowna and her sons, Terrance Gay (married to Linda Reid) of North Vancouver, and Martin Opsal (married to Lise) of Vancouver; two sisters, Phyllis Rivers and Helga Jennings, as well as nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren who survive her. Eva was predeceased by her husband Michael Jennings in 2003 and by her daughter, Renae MacLaughlin in 2009. Eva was born on January 22, 1925, in Calgary, Alberta. Her parents immigrated from Larvik, Norway. When she was young they moved to B.C., where Eva spent most of her life. She was an elegant and successful businesswoman and an award winning Realtor in the Okanagan. Nicknamed “Mrs. Westbank” by her friends, colleagues and clients, she was a lady of great honesty and integrity. Eva helped many community groups as a benefactor and volunteer and was known for her gentle spirit, humour and wit. As an active outdoors woman, she enjoyed skiing and golfing. As a compassionate lover of animals, she was dedicated to the SPCA. In addition to other honours, in 2004 Eva was nominated for a Kelowna YWCA Woman of Distinction award for her lifetime achievements.
Eva’s Life Remembered- Eulogy read by Asaph Fipke, grandson
Special Music during the service – “Amazing Grace” by Karlisa Hiebert, granddaughter, accompanied by Karlisa’s mother, Elaine Lindbjerg
Reading of The 23rd Psalm by Johanna Fipke, granddaughter
Reading of the Gospel Lesson by Leila Fipke, granddaughter