16-03-16 Evie Strath
Farewell to a grand lady of whom we have had the pleasure to know for over 13 years along with many others.She had a memory of a teenager when she could go away back and tell us all about her life stories.Myself and my wife (Johnny & Eila Durnan) took Evie away on many wee weekend trips to places that she loved and also she were she taught her pupils in her profession as a Headmistress.She lived life to the full at Abbeyfield Residential House Carradale with a good relationship with her fellow residents,loyal staff and committee members.Sadly she gradually lost her sight and that put an end to one of her favourite hobbies of making hats (crochet) of which she had orders from all over the country.Many of our trips away with Evie was to deliver these and including for example Barmoral Castle,Inveraray Castle,Inverlochy House,Ballindaloch House and many other stately homes and shops.Sadly Abbeyfield closed it doors in November last year and by this time Evie had moved into a private dwelling where her health deterioted and finally she passed away peacefully.She was a well liked and respected woman,and especially by her former pupils and shall be sadly missed for her story telling.
I wad so very saddened to here about evies death. I became friends with evie when she lived in the ossians, i used to visit my aunt there and became friends with evie, and continued our friendship after my aunt died. Evie was one of the most interesting women i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I wish i could have visited her before she passed as i hadnt seen her for a couple of years though we exchanged christmas cards with a wee note in them every year. It was lovely to read your blog and comforting to know she had such good friends around her.
Leanna Macaulay from Connel
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