Evelyn Elizabeth (nee Donnelly) CURRAN

CURRAN

Evelyn Elizabeth

(nee Donnelly)


Evelyn Elizabeth (nee Donnelly) Curran passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 18, 2016. Evelyn was born in Rimbey, Alberta on February 8, 1924, to Jerome and Marie (nee Van Humbeck) Donnelly, and was the second eldest of her five sisters and brother. Ev began her career as a nurse at the Edmonton General Hospital, but soon found more adventure in the pioneer days of Canadian Pacific Airlines where she became the Supervisor of Cabin Attendants Overseas Lines. In later years she enjoyed volunteering with Empress Wings and the Catholic Women’s League. Evelyn married Laurence (Laurie) Curran on September 24, 1960 and three years later had their son Bradley. She is survived by her husband and son, sisters Phyllis (Pete) Giacomin and Doris Donnelly, sister-in-law Regina Donnelly, many nephews, nieces and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, sisters and brothers-in-law Lucie and Jack Kelly, Bernice and Frank Leboldus, and brother Patrick Donnelly. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, in West Vancouver, BC, on Thursday, December 29, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CNIB for age-related Macular Degeneration or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.