Eva Trowbridge was born in Sunderland, England and emigrated to New Zealand with her husband, Norman, in 1962.
Eva did domestic cleaning at the Tauranga Hospital for 25 years and lived in Devonport Road during this period, until they moved to Matua.
Norman was a painter for the Railways for many years and died in 1999 (aged 81 years).Eva was a quiet lady who loved everything about England. She was a staunch Royalist and loved “red, white and blue”. Norman and Eva were strong supporters of the RSA. Eva was extremely close to her sister, Nan, who emigrated here in 1991. Nan died in 2004 and Eva missed her sister greatly.Eva nominated the Salvation Army as recipient of half the annual distributions from her fund, and a scholarship for an adult student studying at the Tauranga campus of Waikato University is also provided for each year.