Eva Kassa

Eva Kassa

Kassa, Eva (Nee Poth)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva at the age of 93. Eva is survived by her husband George, son Bryan and daughter-in-law Patti of Salmon Arm.

Eva was a prairie girl growing up in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan. Upon graduating from high school, she followed her dream and entered nursing school at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon. Following graduation from nursing school, the call of the West brought her out to Nanaimo and Vancouver, where she nursed for several years. Eva then moved to Princeton, to take up a nursing position. Shortly thereafter, she met George and in June 1950 they married.

Eva’s passion in life was gardening—both vegetables and flowers. Come early spring, she would pour through seed catalogues as she planned her garden for the coming season. Once summer arrived, she would spend many hours in the garden and the results were spectacular.

During the summer months, when Bryan was a child, our family would spend many weekends camping. Upon George’s retirement in 1985, Eva and George took up fishing and along with their RV, they explored many parts of BC. They spent so much time fishing and camping, our family teased them that they seemed like they were rarely home.

When home, Mom loved to cook and bake. She was continually searching for new and interesting recipes. Her cinnamon twists and strudel, were always a hit and were devoured quickly—she could not keep up with the demand.

Although Mom is no longer with us, her spirit and love remain within our hearts and our memories will provide us with comfort in the days, weeks and years to come.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of B.C.

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