July 15, 1918 – August 11, 2012
Elsie Evans of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the Crest View Village Care Facility in Creston, BC on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the age of 94 years.
Elsie was born at Trochu, Alberta and is the final surviving child of eight children. She was an active and long-time member and Past Queen of the Daughters of the Nile and Past Worthy Matron of The Order of The Eastern Star as well as a member of St. David’s United Church. Elsie was known for her love of cooking, playing of table games, quilting and crafts.
Elsie is survived by two children, Leland (Betty) Evans and Joan (David) Jeary; grandchildren, Michael, Mary Jane, and John; great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Keith in 1996; her parents Gothilf and Katherine Buchart; seven brothers, Ben, Ed, Herb, Chris, Emil, Jack, and Alfred; her daughter Barbara McCoy; and her grandson Ronald Penko.
Funeral Services will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Elsie Evans, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences