Evelyn Georgas (nee Smith) was born in Ravenshoe on December 17th, 1918 and was raised on a local farm with her younger brother Keith. She attended the local church there and Evelyn learned her ABC's in a one room school house until she was 14 when, due to family pressures and a desire for an education she was moved along to Newmarket, Ontario.
She attended high school in Newmarket, graduating with honours, basically putting herself through her young life as an independent young woman paying for her room and board by doing what she knew how to do best. Work Hard.
Evelyn married Alexander Georgas, the proprietor of Victoria Sweets Candy store and eventually went on to create a high class restaurant environment on Main Street before building their family life around a prosperous Dry Cleaning establishment.
Evelyn will be 100 years old on December 17th, 2017 and is still going forward in the best way she knows how to...with hard work and determination.
Happy birthday Evelyn. I hope the people of Ravenshoe has some recollection of the Smith clan.