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Evelyn Diana Catherine Neilson

Female 1918 - 2000  (82 years)


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  • Name Evelyn Diana Catherine Neilson 
    Born 31 Jan 1918  Gulu, Uganda Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1921  Kampala, Uganda Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Sep 2000  Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cremated
    Buried Cremated 
    Person ID I8  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Henry Ross Neilson,   b. 05 Jan 1879, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1957, St Hellier, Jersey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine Ross Fyfe,   b. 22 Jan 1884, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1951, Woolverton Cottage, St Laurence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 Jan 1906  Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Orville Harrison George,   b. 13 Apr 1916, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1984, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1945  Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Roberta George
     2. Jennifer Verla George
     3. Judith Velma George
     4. Laurie Diana George
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Rowley Richardson,   b. 08 Jul 1908, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2003, South Hams, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1939  Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sheila Diana Margaret Richardson
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Raised partly in Uganda, and partly at various convents in southern England. Parents left her and her siblings at boarding school while they were in Africa.

      Osteomalitis afflicted her as a child, requiring many operations. Was in a brace from 1929-1932. One leg was shorter than the other.

      Worked as a film extra and model from 1935-1936.

      Lived with parents when they returned from Africa.

      Married Rowley Richardson and had a child with him.

      Met Bob Jan 11, 1943 and had a child with him.

      Returned to Canada with Orville in 1946.

      Ashes scattered on Bobbie's farm, Jenn's yard, and kept at Judy's. Some scatted at the Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight.

      Lived at Gulu, Uganda 1918-1919
      Lived at Mbarara 1919-1920
      Lived at Kampala 1921
      Lived at Aberdeen 1921-1924
      Lived at Kampala 1924-1927
      Lived at Windsor 1927-1928
      Lived at Cornwall 1929-1931
      Trip to Scotland with parents 1930-1931
      Lived at Hampshire 1931-1934
      Lived at London (hotel) 1934
      Lived at East Acton, London 1934-1936
      Lived at St Lawrence, Isle of Wight 1936-1943
      Lived at Ryde, Isle of Wight in 1942
      Immigrated to Canada in Sep 1946 aboard the SS Leticia
      Moved to Neepawa around Sep 1946
      Lived at 396 Davidson in 1950s
      Moved to Winnipeg around 1960
      Lived at 27 Bannerman in 1960s-1973
      Lived at Main Street in 1973-1975
      Lived at Partridge Street in 1975-1985
      Lived at XXX in the 1980s
      Lived at retirement home Niaqua Rd in the 1985-
      Lived at Hamiota 1998?-2000

      Family Pets:
      Nkima (monkey)
      Petey (budgie) and other birds

      EVELYN DIANA CATHERINE GEORGE Diana George, aged 82 years, passed away suddenly at Birch Lodge, Hamiota, Man. on September 12, 2000. Diana was born in Gulu, Uganda, January 31, 1918 while her father served as a Medical Doctor. In 1939 she was briefly married to Rollie Richardson and had a daughter Sheila. During the war she met and married Orville George, a Canadian soldier serving over seas. They returned to Canada in 1946 and settled in Neepawa, Man. until 1961 when the family moved to Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her husband Orville in September, 1984. Diana leaves to mourn her daughters, Sheila (Tony) Courtauld of Essex, England, Bobbi (Dick) Prawdzik of Hamiota, Man., Judy (Dave) Bretz of Calgary, AB, Jennie (Terry) McDowell of Winnipeg, Man., Laurie (Mike) Sosnowski of Calgary, AB and eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 19 at Christ Anglican Church, Hamiota, Man. with Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. For those desiring, donations may be made in Dianas memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation c/o Birch Lodge P.C.H., Hamiota, Man., R0M 0T0 or to a charity of your choice.