Evelyn M. Richler (nee Tippett)

October 1, 1948 to May 7, 2021


Sadly, on   May 7, 2021, Eve passed away peacefully at home, after a short bout of cancer. Eve was born on October 1, 1948, to Eric and Myrtle Tippett, both deceased. From her moment of birth, her smile dazzled all. Whenever she entered a room, all were embraced by her openness, and welcoming personality.

Eve is leaving to mourn her loving husband, Avrum, her brothers John (Linda), and Wade, as well as her aunt Joyce (Clarence), her special cousin Doris, of Ottawa, and her niece Nancy of Whitby, as well as an extended family of cousins. Sadly, Eve lost two brothers earlier, Robert (Bobby) and Carl.

She loved and will be missed by her stepchildren Joel (Maureen), Michael (Sandy), Lawrence (Carol), Dvorah (Steve), and Jonathan (Kim). She enjoyed being Grammy Eve to her step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, all in mainland Canada and the USA.

Eve was an avid bridge player, and her many bridge buddies will find it difficult to replace her fun loving attitude at the bridge table. She also enjoyed being on the golf course with Avrum, a game they played together during their wonderful 32 year marriage. For many years, the two of them travelled to Florida with friends in the spring and sometimes in the fall, for much needed rest and relaxation. A favourite destination was New York, where she and Avrum visited the Metropolitan Museum and relished the attractions of Broadway. She was happy when travelling, having also visited Paris, London, Norway and Iceland. A few years ago, she and Avrum spent two weeks travelling through Israel, her favourite spot being Masada. Eve loved to sing, and music always surrounded her at home. In the last few years, she enjoyed accompanying herself on the piano while singing her favourite songs. She was happiest in her kitchen, and she and Avrum hosted many dinner parties in their home. While ill at home, she was looked after by a wonderful group of caregivers from Comfort Home Care, and by her superb team from the Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Special thanks to Dr Pamela Snow, and Dr Jonathan Greenland, and the nurses and staff of Community Health, and Palliative Care of St John’s. As well, the many friends, as well as neighbours of Macpherson Avenue, who all offered assistance and love, receive grateful thanks from family.

Eve was cremated as was her wish. There will be a visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, May 11th, from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 pm. Because of restrictions due to COVID, there will be no funeral, but when life returns to normal, the family will host a ceremony to celebrate her life, date and time to be announced in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations to cancer research, or a charity of your choice will be gratefully accepted.


“With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”

..Max Ehrmann




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Dr. Richler and family, we were very saddened to hear of Eve’s passing. A lovely lady with an infectious warm smile all the time, may she Rest In Peace.

Condolences from Collision Clinic friends

To Avrum & the Richler Family, the Tippett Family; John, Wade, Nancy and other close relatives,

We send you all our heartfelt condolences. We are greatly saddened by Eve’s untimely passing.
We loved Eve! We were best friends for many years & shared many happy times together, for which we are truly thankful.
We will remember Eve as a vibrant happy person & cherish our memories of her in our hearts & thoughts always.

With Love,
Jeanne & Cy Hart

To all of Eve’s family,

Sorry to hear about Eve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I remember her smile from our days at FPI.

Avrum, our thoughts are with you in the passing of Eve. Condolences to you and your family.
Sincerely, Lorraine and Bill Woolgar.

I am so sorry for your loss Dr. Richler. Condolences to you and your family.

To Avrum and The Tippett Family
We were shocked to here off Evelyn’s passing.Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.Take care and hold on to your memories.

To Avrum and The Tippett Family,
So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing,thinking about you during this difficult time.

To Mr. Richler & Tippett Family our thoughts are with you, at this difficulty time.. Garry Pinto & Family.

To the Richler and Tippett families,

My deepest sympathies to you all. I remember Eve from our Q Radio days on Duckworth Street in the late 1970s. She was a ray of sunshine to all of us.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May the good memories bring you comfort.

Gerry and Arlene

Dear Dr. Richler
I was saddend to hear of your wife’s passing. I always thought that she was such a lovely person. I remember her fondly when mom (Lorna Matthews)and I would come to see you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

My condolences on Evelyn’s passing……you have many wonderful memories dear to your heart and know it will bring you peace…….she too is now at peace. Bless you.

It is with many happy memories that I think of you .
I especially remember your friendship with Ruby and your bridge games.
My thoughts and best wishes are now with Avrum.
Rest in peace Eve.

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of your wife.
She was such a lovely engaging person.
My sincere condolences Avrum.

My deepest condolences Avrum and family, Wade, John, and Linda and family on the passing of my dear cousin Evelyn! She was a very kind and thoughtful person! RIP Evelyn! Love Beverly and Bob Cooper!

I was saddened to learn of Eve’s passing. She was indeed a special person and always brightened every room she entered. My sincerest condolences go out to Av and their family.

I was saddened to learn of Evelyn’s passing. Extending my deepest condolences to you and family members.
Mildred Steinhauer

TO Avrum and Family : My sincere condolences to Avrum. Jonathon and Family on Evelyn’s passing.. May you be comforted among the mourners of of Jerusalem and Israel, and may the Family be spared further sorrow.

As cancer took my wife of 52 years just 14 months ago, I feel your pain and loss. May you find the strength in friends and family to carry on.

Darryl and I send our deepest condolences to the Richler and Tippett families on the passing of my cousin Evelyn. Such a beautiful picture of her on this website. We hope memories will help everyone at this sad time.

I am deeply sorry and saddened to learn of the passing of Eve. Please accept my warmest condolences to you and Eve’s family. Please let me know if I can be of help, maybe a visit to the links, if I am worthy.

Dr. Richler,
Sorry for your loss. Eve was like a ray of sunshine & I’ll miss her during my annual Christmas visits. Thinking of you. XO

We are so sorry to learn that Eve has passed away. Although we only met you both a couple of times, we thought she was a real sweetheart. We will be keeping you in our thoughts.

Avrum, I am so sorry for your loss. Extending condolences to you and your family.

Eve you were a bright light in our lives. You will be missed. Love Lynn Ann.

Avrum, we are so sorry to learn about Eve’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your families.

Sorry to hear of Eve’s passing. Extending condolences and wishing you well as you reflect on many wonderful memories.
God bless

Avrum, so sad. Eve was the spark in everyone’s eye, and she will be sadly missed. But, we must must forward as well, so we will get together when we are able, reminisce and hit a few golf balls.

Avrum, so sorry for your loss.our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this difficult time. 🙏. Donny Colbert

Dr. Richler. So sorry to hear of Eve’s passing. She will be greatly missed. We had many good times and lunches at work and I know I will never forget her friendship over the years..

Avrum, it’s difficult to out into words how sad I am to know that Eve is gone. I have so many fond memories of spending time with you both since I was little. I will always remember Eve’s lovely garden, her warm smile and laugh, and her wonderful hugs. Clay and I are so thankful that she was able to be at our wedding two years ago. She sang the most beautiful song for us that touched our hearts and the hearts of so many people there…and we had so much fun dancing! She was such a joy to be around, a truly kind and caring woman, and she will be deeply missed.
Sending you our love from Ottawa,
Anna & Clayton

I was so sorry to hear about Eve’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. She was a special lady and will be missed.

RIP Evelyn. You had a wonderful 32 year marriage. I have many good memories of our time together and you will live on in my heart. May you fly to heaven on angel wings.

My condolences to your loving husband, Avrum.

Delilah Upshall.

Av and family, very sad to find out about Eve’s passing. Wishing you comfort in the memories and strength to face the tomorrows.


Dr Richler and family
Sorry to hear of Eve’s passing. Such a beautiful woman who could light up a room with her smile. Please accept our condolences at the difficult time.
Jean Ann and Gary Ryan

Avrum and family, Our deepest sympathy on Eve’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a lovely lady.

Avrum and family,
So saddened to learn of Eve’s passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May your wonderful memories bring you some comfort.

Avrum and Tippett Family, both Duncan and I were so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. We met Evelyn back in the early 1960’s when she came to Grates Cove with her parents, and since then I had the opportunity of golfing with Evelyn in the ladies league at Clovelly Golf Course. We met you Avrum, one day on the course and had a few good laughs, and since then met a few times at the Magic Wok and last summer met again in Clarenville, when you guys were driving thru. RIP Evelyn.

Avrum and Tippett Family,
Words can not express how deeply sorry we are to hear of Eve’s passing. She was a very special woman that will be missed by many.
Our hearts are with you at this very difficult time.
Please pass on condolences to all your family.
Hold tight to Her memory for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
With love and sympathy
Robert & Yvonne (Soulier) Murphy

To Jack , Linda and Wade
So sorry to hear of Evelyns passing . Wishing you peace to bring comfort , courage to face the days ahead ,and loving memories to forever hold dear in all your hearts

Avrum and Tippett Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. My sincere condolences to you during this sad time. She will be remembered for her laughter and pleasant personality. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your life together will give you comfort in the days to come.
Linda Hicks…….cousin

Avrum my deepest condolences to you and all the family Eve was a true and beautiful woman from inside and out may she RIP from Sandy one of her crazy eight friends Sandy Pearcey

Good bye to my friend Eve. I will miss you.. My sincere condolences to Avrum and all of her family.. Our bridge games will never be the same without you. Rest in peace my love. Joan

So sorry to hear of Cousin Evelyn passing..she was such a good friend to me when I stayed with the family on Newtown Rd while attending university. Our condolences to all the whole family…God Bless.

Sad to hear today of my cousin, Evelyn. She was always a really nice person. and had a happy smile for everyone. I have good fun memories of Evelyn and my Sister together and also a few wonderful memories of when I was young and her treating me so very special. RIP Evelyn.. Our heartfelt condolences to Avrum and family and Wade , John, Linda and family., Aunt Joyce and Uncle Clarence.. Xoxo

Sandy and Wayne Baker

Sorry to hear of Eve’s passing,our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families at this sad time .
Louise and Walter Sparkes

To: The Richler and Tippett Families.
Sorry to hear of our cousin Evelyns passing.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences at this most difficult time.
Hold close all your wonderful memories.
God Bless
Paul and Yvonne Lambert.

Avrum & Family,
Eve was a pleasure to know, and will always be remembered for her loving smile and positive attitude. She loved life and people, she will be dearly missed.

Dr. Richler…I am so sorry to hear of Eve’s passing …She was a kind , warm and beautiful lady with an infectious smile…I remember the lovely chats that we had when I would stop by to visit my mom…It was always a pleasure to see her …Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers … Big hugs …Laurie Ann 💞

I have known Eve for many years and always enjoyed our times together. She always had a smile on her face and was a very gentle, kind person. Dr. Richler, I know you will miss her terribly, but I also know you have many great memories of your years together and I hope those will be of some comfort to you. She will be missed , and thought fondly of, by many. She is at peace now and wouldn’t want us to be sad, but remember her in a way that brings a smile to our faces. We were blessed to have known her. God bless…….Deborah Kenny

Eve always had the biggest smile and loved to celebrate with family and friends. Her kindness is a rare quality. Much love,
Kim, Sam and Peter.

Was lucky enough to meet Eve a few years back. A genuinely lovely person. My sincere condolences.

To Avrum and all of Evelyn,s family we were saddened to hear of her passing. One of the most thoughtful and caring people one could possibly meet. She always had a positive thing to say. I will miss you my friend. You will be in my heart forever.

Avrum, we are so sorry to hear of Evelyns passing…..her laughter was contagious as was her love for everyone….our thoughts and prayers are with you John, and Wade at this difficult time……RIP my sweet cousin….❤️❤️❤️
Brenda and Walter Pelley

Avrum, sincerely thinking of you as we say good bye to my cousin, Evelyn. While I didn’t get to see you two very often I kept in touch with Evelyn through Facebook. And yes, Evelyn’s beautiful laughter will be a memory I will cherish.
Hugs to you

thinking of you Dr. Richler

So sorry for your loss Dr. Richler. I can see you shared many beautiful moments together. Shalom.

Eve was my cousin, but she really felt like my “first” sister. She was a loving, thoughtful woman who will be greatly missed! Avrum you have my deepest sympathy.

We love you so much, Dad. We can’t wait to be together again in St. John’s. May she Rest In Peace with a piano nearby ❤️

Our sincere condolences to all her family and friends. Eve was a caring and giving friend and we will miss her.