It is with heavy hearts that the family of Eva Irene (Kirkham) Draycott announce her passing at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, with her family by her side, on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. Age 97 years.

Eva was born on August 5th, 1924 in Parry Sound, Ontario. She was the only child of the late Esther (White) and Arthur Kirkham. Beloved wife of the late Albert Draycott. Loved companion of the late Carl Dailey. She will be greatly missed by her children Gale (the late Doug Rettie), John (Sonia), Marilyn (Tom McEwen), and the late Irene. Step-mother of Fred Draycott and the late Isabella, Elaine, Ruth and Gwen. She will be greatly missed by her adored grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by the Dailey family, her other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Eva’s Life will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, on Friday, June 10th, at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow.

Interment Sylvan Acres Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation (Palliative Care), or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Our sincerest sympathy to Marilyn and Tom and all Eva’s family. We will treasure and remember all our wonderful visits when we travelled to Marilyn and Tom’s. Eva was a wonderful lady!

-Kim & Bev

We are very sorry to hear of your Moms passing Marilyn, our thoughts are with you and your family.

-Sharon Terry Calow

So sorry to learn of Eva's passing. I remember her fondly from when Irene and l were close friends My condolences to all the family though words are never enough at times like this.

-Charlotte Bright

Sending all my love and prayers
God bless you Fred
My thoughts are with you and your Family
Rest in Paradise Eva

-Sonya Pelletier

Condolences to Eva's family she was a lovely lady

-Bill and Tina Greig