Eva St. Clair West
On Monday, December 30, Eva West, with family at her side, peacefully passed away at the age of 98 years. A fiercely proud and loyal Cape Bretoner, Mom is survived by her children Eric (Francis), Ralph (Alex), Janet (Wayne) and Dave (Doris); grandchildren Benjamin, Ayasha, Emma, Yuri, Alexander, Josh, Mahlon, Jessica, Stephanie and Aimee; and, 10 great-grandchildren.
Mom’s long life was punctuated by many challenges which she overcame while effectively minimizing their effects on our family. She lost two children, Suzanne and Peter, at very young ages. As a military wife, she endured singlehandedly packing up her household and family on innumerable occasions as our we moved from posting to posting. Mom always made the best of whatever situation she found herself in. When, after many years as a stay-at-home mom, circumstances required her entering the workforce, she quickly transitioned from a nervous new worker to an indispensable employee.