In Memory of



Obituary for Eva McVannell/Voakes

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 20, 2022, at 91 years of age. Loving wife of the late Don McVannell and the late Clayton Voakes. Dear mother of Ken Voakes and Art Voakes (Angela). Treasured grandma of Lyndee Codinha (Joao) and Chris Voakes (Melanie). Great-grandmother of Zoey Codinha, Xavier Codinha, Isabella Voakes and Olivia Voakes. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eva worked at Stokely’s in Essex and then began a career with Woolco as a Manager in Windsor. She is a long-time member of the Essex Gospel Church in Essex.

Eva is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place from the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at