Bastow, Evelyn - Peacefully at University Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Miss Evelyn M. Bastow of London in her 83rd year. Beloved daughter of the late Dorothy and Albert Bastow. Dear sister of Norman and his wife Marj and the late Laurie. Loving aunt of Susan (Rick Choja) and Geoffrey Bastow (Natalie) and great-nieces Kennedy and Keely Bastow. Evelyn was a retired long-time employee of London Life. She will be remembered by many for her love of skating and dedication to the London Skating Club. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Luke the Evangelist Anglican Church (Broughdale), 1204 Richmond St. N. on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 am. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged.
December 14, 2011, 9:07 am
I remember Evie well, especially from my skating days. I thought it was really cool that someone important would skate with me and talk to me when we were warming up.
I also remember great conversations when I was older and we got together or saw each other out and about.
I'm very sorry to hear of Evie's passing and I wish I could offer my sympathy in person.
You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you find comfort in family and friends. With love, Sarah
December 14, 2011, 11:30 am
I first met Evelyn when I started on the London Skating Club board. Evelyn was always full of energy, and a wealth of information regarding the history of the club and skating in London. Everytime we talked, we (well, mostly Evelyn!) would chat for hours, and I would take in all the history she could give. I truely enjoyed our chats and will miss her persistent smile, a smile that was widest when talking about skating.
December 14, 2011, 2:01 pm
I am so sorry to hear that Evie is no longer with us. I worked with her at London Life for many years. We became good friends and I even had the good fortune to sit side by side with her for a few years. We enjoyed many laughs and stories during that time and I will always remember her with a smile.
December 14, 2011, 10:01 pm
I was surprised to hear of Evelyn's passing. I have known her for 12 years. I had the privilege of skating with her as partners at the 100th Anniversary Skating Gala and show of the London Skating Club , and the weekly skate practices. What I noticed about her was the warmth and authentic desire towards skating and her many volunteering activities. I will miss her presence at the club and her dedication towards her favourite sport of skating. From a fellow's love of skating, Randy.
December 15, 2011, 9:26 am
The London Skating Club adults will miss Evy and her interesting stories. I was so happy to see her mobile again after breaking her hip. I thought, "nothing can slow her down". She was always full of positive energy and took the time to get to know every skater. I shall miss her very much.
December 18, 2011, 7:32 pm
It brings great sadness to the skating community to lose Evelyn Bastow. Evelyn was a true Londoner and historian. Her passion was skating and giving to the community. She will be sadly missed by many.
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