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BLACK – Evelyn Marie (née Peterson)

September 29, 1919 – December 26, 2010

Evelyn Marie Black, beloved wife of the late Robert Graham Black passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the age of 91 years.

Born in Vulcan, Alberta on September 29, 1919, Evelyn graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. After a brief career as an accountant, she married Robert in 1948. Evelyn was devoted to her immediate and extended family, and always cared deeply for those around her. Their front door was always open, and their home a haven for all.

Evelyn is survived by her son Jay (Catherine), daughters Betsy (Doug Hickey), Wilma (Shane Heath), grandchildren David (Stephanie Shaw), Stéphanie, Evelyn, Emily, Jay and great-grandchild Liam. Evelyn is also survived by her brother Bill Peterson (Lila) and numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Robert on August 23, 2010.

Betsy, Wilma and Jay would like to thank Herra Castanares for her loving care and support of both Evelyn and Robert.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Canadian Diabetes Association (1400 – 522 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 2R5, www.diabetes.ca).

In living memory of Evelyn Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Carol and Rick Hamrick :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family at this trying time. With lots of love.
    Carol and Rick

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  2. grace and marc :

    We are thinking of all of you with much love.
    Grace and Marc

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  3. DOROTHY MORRISON :

    TO BETSY, WILMA AND JAY:
    I GUESS YOUR MOM DID NOT WANT TO CARRY ON WITOUT YOUR DAD, SO THEY ARE NOW REUNITED WITHOUT THE PAIN AND PHYSICAL PROBLEMS. GEORGE AND I WERE ALWAYS VERY FOND OF BOTH EVIE AND BOB AND ALSO YOU THREE, THROUGH THE YEARS AT KNOX CHURCH.
    PLEASE ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY…DOROTHY

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  4. Evy and Robert were such special people to all of the Leggats. Mom has so many good memories from Gleichen and other locations in Alberta where good times were spent playing bridge and enjoying the company of good friends. Evy will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with all of the Black family.

    Sincerely, the Leggats.

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  5. Dear Betsy & Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please accept our condolences.
    Sincerely,
    Romy, Pete & Family.

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  6. Betsy and family:
    I am very sorry to hearing about your mom’s passing. It must be a heavy burden to lose both parents in such a short time. My thoughts are with you during this painful time.

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  7. Ralph and Bea Coombs :

    To Jay, Betsy, Wilma and families my wife and I extend our greatest sympathy on your loss. Your Mom and Dad made our early days in Calgary both memorable and rewarding and their friendship was of special importantance to us. The manner in which they nurtured their family and supported others was something all could admire. We will remember them with respect and fondness. Our prayers are with you.

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  8. Barb and Jim Marcolin and family :

    Dear Jay, Betsy and Wilma, We were so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing and would like to send our deepest condolences to you and your families. It has been such a difficult year for all of you and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts. Love, Barb & Jim.

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  9. Hans and Anneliese Stauffer :

    Dear Jay, Betsy, Wilma and families,
    we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother.
    We grieve with you.
    Sincerely,
    Hans and Anneliese

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  10. Dave and Marcy Scratch :

    Betsy, Wilma & Jay:

    We are so sorry we can’t be there Thursday. Your mom was always so wonderful to us and our family – we will miss her very much. Our thoughts are with you.

    Dave, Marcy, Kelsey & Sarah

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  11. Don & Marg Cowan :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
    Marg and Don Cowan

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  12. My condolences to the family of Evelyn Black. The writer has fond memories of the time when Evey and I were fellow-workers at Henderson Teare & Waines. C A’s, many years ago.
    From John Denholm.

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  13. Barbara Whitehead & Lois Anderson :

    Lois and I would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to the Black family. Our parents, Fay and Shirley Anderson, were great friends (and university classmates) with your parents and we fondly remember many good times with your folks. Your mother was a wonderful lady who will be missed.
    Barb and Lois

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  14. Harriet Awapara :

    I send condolences to Evelyn’s family. I’m so sorry I never had a chance to meet she and Bob because I heard so many wonderful things about them from my new cousin Linda Hart, found through my genealogy research. I’m happy to have shared some correspondence though and to have met Wilma when she visited Houston.
    My thoughts are with your family today.
    Harriet Awapara

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  15. Gerald & Jan Rutberg :

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

    Our sincerest,
    Gerald & Jan Rutberg

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  16. Dan and Di (Brooks) McCarten :

    Dear Jay, Betsy, Wilma and families,

    We were so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our hearts go out to you. Although we’ve not seen you nor your Mom for years, we remember how dear and fun she was and wanted you to know that we feel for you during your time of grief. With sympathy and caring,
    Dan and Di

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  17. Dear Jay, Betsy, Wilma, & families,

    I was very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing and would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you all. My Mother was Esa Jones (nee Tuttle), she was a chum of your Mom’s growing up in Vulcan. For years they corresponded through Christmas cards until my Mom passed away. My Mother held Evelyn in high regard. If you run across a picture of my Mom with your Mom I would love to get a copy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Pam Badura

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  18. Sherryl DiCiccio :

    Thinking of you and your family. May I extend my condolences to all at this time.

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  19. Wilma, Betsy, Jay and families,

    We were very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ll always cherish the times I enjoyed with your family while growing up.

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  20. Kathryn Smith :

    Betsy, Wilma, Jay and families,
    Thinking of you all at this time. It’s hard to have lost both parents in one short period of time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Kathryn, Jim and family

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