Evelyn Lilly BERNSTEIN

9 April 1920–5 March 2010 (Age 89)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Evelyn Lilly

When Evelyn Lilly BERNSTEIN was born on 9 April 1920, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, her father, John BERNSTEIN, was 26 and her mother, Cissie BIRCH, was 26. She married Leonard William Peeke on 29 July 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died on 5 March 2010, in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Leonard William Peeke
Evelyn Lilly BERNSTEIN
Marriage: 29 July 1944

Spouse and Children

29 July 1944
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Parents and Siblings



    Cissie BIRCH




World Events (1)


Age 62

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bernstein ‘amber’ (from Middle Low German bernen ‘to burn’+ stēn ‘stone’; it was thought to be created by burning, although it is in fact fossilized pine resin).2 German: habitational name from a place named Bernstein, of which there is one example in Bavaria and another in what used to be East Prussia (now Pełczyce in northwestern Poland). Both of these probably get their German names from the notion of a ‘burnt stone’, for example in brick making, rather than from the usual modern meaning, ‘amber’. The name may also be derived from Bärenstein, a common field and place name, especially in Bavaria and Austria.3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): in some cases perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a craftsman or dealer in amber.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Evelyn Lily Burns in entry for Leonard William Peeke, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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