Eva Jenny (Bennell) McClain passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at the age of 93 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Eva was born on Oct. 27, 1924 in the Township of Kingsford, Ont., where she grew up as a little girl playing with her four sisters and two brothers.
She married Gordon McClain in 1942 in Emo, Ont. They resided in Blackhawk, Ont., where they raised their three children.
Eva was a farmer-logger wife and loved to knit, crochet, and sew. She also loved to make homemade bread.
In 2012, Eva moved from her home in Blackhawk to the Golden Age Manor in Emo. But she still continued to keep up her crocheting and knitting, and would make mittens, hats, and socks for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also continued to make the occasional homemade bread.
Eva is survived by her son, Alvin (Carol) McClain of Emo, Ont.; daughter, Marlene (John) Hagen of Atikokan, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Shirley McClain of Emo, Ont.; sister, Violet Strom of Emo, Ont.; and sister-in-law, Florence Bennell of Winnipeg, Man.
She also is survived by seven grandchildren, Kendall (Lisa), Jeff (Liz), ShirLynn (Chuck), Tracy, Wendy (Chad), Lisa (Lynn), and Dennis (Monique); 10 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Eva was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; son, Allan; sisters, Hazel, Olive, and Bertha; brothers, Alfred and Cliff Bennell; parents, William and Margaret Bennell; and in-laws, Garret and Clara McClain.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 21. 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with Rev Frances Flook officiating.
The pallbearers will be all her grandchildren, Kendall, Jeff, and Tracy McClain, ShirLynn Pelton, Wendy Wrolstad, and Dennis and Lisa Hagen.
In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.