Eva Elizabeth Wilken of Kincardine, died peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Carl Wilken (2004). Survived by her sons, Paul Wilken (Allison) and Dan Wilken (Cheryl). Proud and loving grandmother of Alec Wilken (Katie Laport), Krista Wilken (Rhys Jones), Melissa Wilken, Ashley Wilken (Blair Savage), Carrick Wilken, Ashton Wilken and Bethany Wilken. Cherished great-grandmother of Ela, Bronnwyn, Ethan, Aidan, Logan, Claire, Cody, Eddie and Brooklyn. Fondly remembered by her brother, Keith Carter (Isabel); and in-laws, Harold Maurer, Murray Wilken, Joyce Cuyler (Dave) and Barb Dickinson (Doug). Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Eileen Carter; sister, Lynda Maurer (2022); and in-laws, Gord Dickinson, Eric Wilken and Isabel Wilken. Eva had a long and distinguished teaching career spanning more than 34 years, influencing and shaping the lives of many young people. She was well respected in the community, developing many lasting and cherished friendships with students and staff, alike. Eva also had a passion for writing and was locally known for her many poems and short stories. She had a strong sense of faith and community, offering help where she saw a need. She loved her family; they were the most important thing to her. She will be missed by her large extended family, nieces, nephews, friends, and all those who knew her. Family will receive friends at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Saturday Jan. 14, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., followed by the funeral to honour Eva’s life, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at 1 p.m., Ann Maycock officiating. Spring interment, St. Luke’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or St Luke’s Anglican Church, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.