(January 23, 1919 – May 3, 2010)
Evelyn May Wolf(formerly Evelyn Bousfield nee Lawless) died on Monday, May 3, 2010. She is survived by a sister, Peggy Hammond of Kitchener, Canada, two daughters and three sons: Mary Brown of Santa Clara, CA, George “Ted” Bousfield of Wichita, KS, John Bousfield, of Spring Lake, MI, David Bousfield of Portage, MI, and Sara Bousfield of Freemont, CA, and 5 grandchildren: Justin Moore of Portage, MI, Nicholas and Justin Brown of Aromas, CA, George and Sarah Bousfield of Wichita, KS. Also survived by nieces Kerry Parker, Michele Fry, Lynn Walls, Katherine Gray, nephews Arthur Bousfield, Peter Park, and their Children. Evelyn was born on Jan. 23, 1919 in Toronto, Canada. Her mother May Elizabeth Lawless (nee Sandford) had been sent to Canada by her father, Lewis Russell Lawless, a soldier in the Canadian army, when the Germans began bombing London in 1918. After her father returned from overseas, the family moved to a farm near St. Catherines, Canada. In 1928, the family moved to Peterborough, Canada. Evelyn graduated from Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School in 1936. She entered the nursing program at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada, in January, 1937, and graduated in January, 1940. After graduation, she continued to work at the hospital. In 1944, after a year at McGill University, Evelyn joined the faculty at Toronto Western Hospital Nursing School and worked there until 1946, when she returned Peterborough to become assistant director of nursing at Peterborough Civic Hospital. On August 16, 1947, she married Hector Bousfield. The couple moved to Saskatchewan, where Hector attended St. Chad’s Anglican seminary in Regina. After Hector’s ordination, the family moved to Strasbourg, Raymore, and Nipigon, Canada; Turtle Lake, WI, Wadena, MN, and Waterville, MN, where Hector was rector of Anglican and Episcopal churches in those towns. While raising her children, Evelyn worked part-time as a nurse at hospitals in Cumberland, WI, Staples, MN and Fairbault, MN. Following Hector’s death in August, 1965, Evelyn moved her family to Midland, MI. She worked at Midland Hospitals as a full-time nurse from 1966 to 1970, when she took a leave of absence to donate a kidney to her daughter, Mary. In fall of 1970, she began to work for the Midland County Health Department, where she worked as a public health nurse. After nurse practitioner training at the Ohio State University, Evelyn became director of the Midland County Family planning clinic until her retirement in 1985. In 1985, Evelyn married Clemens Wolf. Evelyn was an active member of St. John’s and Holy Family Episcopal Churches. At St. John’s, she was the first woman member to serve on the vestry. She subsequently served on the vestry at Holy Family Episcopal church. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 N. Saginaw Rd, on May 8, 2010, at 11 am. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider donations in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. For online memorials visit us at smithminer.com.