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Evelyn (Evie) Alma Redekop

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The first member to accept Jesus as Saviour, Evie led others in her family to Christ. In 1951, she became a bookkeeper for SIM in Nigeria. Because of the shortage of nurses, she went home to Canada to earn her nursing degree at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C. She immediately returned to nurse for SIM in Africa. She loved her work caring for leprosy patients and assisting in surgery. She trained at Moorfield Hospital, London, England, to treat eye diseases, and taught 22 nurses at the eye hospital in Kano, Nigeria. Evie loved her work. Even after retiring, she served as camp nurse at Timberline Ranch, Maple Ridge, B.C. Evie was always working to bring people to the Lord. At 83, she married Art, a former SIM missionary to Nigeria. Evie and Art enjoyed the company of friends at Tabor Court. Many times, she said that she was ready to be with her Lord. She died instantly after a heart attack.

  • Birth: February 18, 1922
  • Birthplace:
    Maunders, Alta.
  • Death: September 2, 2016
  • Parents:
    William Rorison & (Winifred) Alma Cropley
  • Married:
    Art Redekop, Apr. 22, 2005
  • Family:
    Art; Art’s sons Murray, Mark; their families; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.