Feb. 11, 1928 to Nov. 4, 2006
It is with a very heavy heart we announce that Cora passed away suddenly on Sat. Nov. 4th. After battling Lupus for nearly 30 years, her health had been failing over the past while, and she became especially weak the last few months. This once incredibly strong and fiercely independent woman lost her ability to fight back when her lungs and heart gave out that morning.
Cora lost her husband Milton in 1971, and her oldest son Brian in 1988. She is survived by children Lanie Goebel; Cyndie (Dwain) Kremyr; Marlin; Dan (Laurie Evoy); and son-in-law Randy Goebel. She was so proud of grandchildren Kari Goebel; Jodi Goebel; Justin Kremyr; Kelly Goebel; Jordan Kremyr; Breanne Evoy; Justin Evoy and James McEachern (Chevalier).
She is survived by her brother Ed Olsen and his wife Lil; and sister-in-law Noni Olsen; both ladies being such good friends of hers. Her Olsen nieces also held a very special place in her heart.
The family would like to pay special thanks to Frank and Dagny Yurkin, two devoted lifelong friends of Cora’s; and also to Karen Nelson, her niece and a wonderful companion for her these past few years. Good friends also included Art & Gladys and Howard & Dot McEachern. She had lots of fond memories of her “ladies days” with Karen, Mary-Anne, Myrtle and Evelyn.
Cora held so many wonderful memories of the McEachern and Olsen families, and loved to tell those fishing tales. She loved the water and cherished the memories she held of her and her husband’s time fishing and visiting the coastlines of BC. She fondly remembered deckhand and friend Joe Smith, and also had lots of tales and great memories of time spent with the many McEachern wives.
Thank you to all the ladies from the South Fraser Home Support for your help and kindness to Mom over the past while. She so appreciated your daily visits. Thank you also to two wonderful doctors who helped Mom so much over the years: Dr. McDonald (Langley) and Dr. Fenton (New Westminster).
By Mom’s request, there will be
no formal service.