I thought I should try to include something about her family:
Evelyn's parents were George and Wilhelmina Bruce nee Sutherland. George was born around 1838 and Wilhelmina was born around 1857. They married in 1878 according to the Hawke's Bay Herald dated 27 April 1878:
BRUCE— SUTHERLAND— At the Manse, Dunedin, on the 11th March, by the Rev. Dr Stuart, George Bruce, Esq., of Napier, Hawke's Bay, to Wilhelmina Sutherland, youngest daughter of the late John Sutherland, Esq., of Mataikuna, Castle Point, Wellington.
George and Wilhelmina went on to have the following six children:
Rosina Mary "Rose" Bruce in 1879
Jessie Annabell Bruce in 1881
Eveline Susan "Evelyn" Bruce in 1885
Georgina Mina Bruce in 1887
Hector John Gordon Bruce in 1889
Isabel McNair Bruce in 1898
George died on 3 November 1905, aged 67. On the same day the obituary was published in the Poverty Bay Herald, it was also noted:
Hector Bruce was the only son in a family with five sisters. He married Winifred Margaret Faithfull in 1920. He seems to have settled in Kawakawa, and had five children: Douglas, Gordon, Jessie, Betty and Wilhelmina.
Rose Bruce, the eldest sister, married Hector Bruce McAra in 1908. Their wedding was recorded in the Poverty Bay Herald on 14 March 1908:
The ceremonv took place on the lawn under the shade of the oldest willow trees in Poverty Bay, and was performed by the bride's brother-in-law, the Rev. J. Bertram, of Devonport. Auckland. The bride, who wore a handsome dress of white silk radium, with satin and ... trimmings, bridal veil and orange wreath, and carried a magnificent showed bouquet, was given away by Mr J. W. Bright, manager of the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Agency Company at Gisborne.
Of the bridesmaids, Miss Jessie Bruce wore a cream voile, with white velvet trimmings; Miss Georgina Bruce cream voile trimmed with satin and lace; Miss Isabel Bruce a white silk, each carrying a beautiful bouquet. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Hector. J. Bruce brother of the bride. After the ceremony, the wedding party sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The Rev. Mr Bertram, in a few, happy remarks, proposed the health of the newlymarried couple, wishing them every happiness and prosperity in their future career, and was followed by Messrs Walker ancl Bright in the same strain, to which the bridegroom responded in an appropriate manner.
The toast of the bridesmaids was proposed by Mr McAra, and responded to by Mr Reginald G. Burgess. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a handsome gold bangle, and to each of the bridesmaids a gold brooch, the bride's present to the bridegroom being gold sleeve links. The magnificent display of wedding presents indicated the high esteem and respect in which the happy couple were held. Early in the afternoon Mr and Mrs McAra drove away to their new home at Hawera. The bride's going-away dress was a navy blue costume, with blue hat trimmed with white feathers.
Hector died aged 79 on 19 February 1955 and Rose died on 20 March 1967. They are both buried at the Taruheru cemetery in Gisborne.
Jessie Bruce never married and died on 8 August 1970 at the age of 89.
Georgina Bruce married Reginald Bertram Burgess in 1908. Reginald had been, it seems, a friend of her brother in law. This account of their wedding was published in the Poverty Bay Herald on 21 October 1908.
I'm unsure what became of Isabel Bruce.
Matriarch Wilhelmina Bruce died in 1935 aged 78 years.