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Evica Pesalj

January 16, 1936 - May 12, 2018


PESALJ, Evica (Eva)

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beautiful wife and mother Eva, at the KinVillage care home in Tsawwassen on May 12, 2018, after a brief illness. Eva was born on January 16, 1936 in Trbunje, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) to Dusan and Persida Jovanovic, and received her degree in Geological Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 1963. In 1964, she married the love of her life, Radomir (Rad), a fellow Geological Engineer, and in 1969, they (along with daughter Maja) emigrated to Canada. She worked for INCO for several years and was the first woman to work at their open pit mine in Thompson, Manitoba. In 1980, Eva and her family moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick and then in 1985, to Tsawwassen, where she enjoyed a quiet, happy life with Rad and their beloved Wire Fox Terriers. Eva was a Lifetime Member of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary — volunteering at both the gift and thrift shops over the years — and was
active in Beta Sigma Phi for several decades. She made many friends
throughout her life and will be remembered for her thoughtful, caring
nature. Mom was kind and gentle and had a keen intellect; she had many interests and loved to read books on any topic. She was industrious, self-disciplined and never complained about her health or let anything stop her from gardening, housework or volunteering.

Eva will be deeply missed by her loving husband Rad, daughter Maja
Furlong (Jamie), sister Milanka Arsenijevic, relatives and in-laws in
California, Manitoba, New York, Spain, Montenegro and Serbia, and many friends around the world. Grateful thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Delta Hospital and KinVillage for making Mom’s last  weeks as comfortable as possible. A Celebration of Life will be  announced later this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions  may be made to the Delta Hospital and Community Care Foundation.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jorgensens

We have such fond memories of our dear “Kuma” Eva.

All of those great occasions in Tsawwassen & Cloverdale, with her famous potatoes Romanoff & other delicious specialties. The great taste & style she exhibited everyday, with such attention to every detail, especially her beautifully manicured nails. Her appreciation of Fine Art, and the ease at which she could identify its many nuances. And of course, her love for her fox terriers, Oliver, Nicki, Chandler & Dharma.

We will miss our Kuma, but at the same time, feel so very lucky to have been part of her life.

Glenn, Ivana, Nicolas, Matthew

From: Barry Hadfield
Relation: As dear friends

We are so saddened by the loss of Evica, a loving wife, mother and a dear friend to many, including ourselves. We look back with happiness at the many fond memories we have of Evica, Rad and yourself Maja during our ‘Thompson days’ where we came together almost as family. Friends really do become family over time and our family friendship, together with our memories of Evica’s loving smile, Rad’s true companionship and your many kindnesses Maja to our young sons, James and Mark, will stay with us forever.

Barry and Tricia Hadfield and family,

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