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EVANS, Elsie (nee Buchart)

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 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,

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.

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  1. Peggy Pruett Jones :

    Joan and family,

    So very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was truly a very special lady and I am going to miss her presence, especially her sense of humour. We did share quite a few laughs. My Mom thought a lot of your Mom as well. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am unable to attend her service as my hubby and I are away in Portland. Take care.


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  2. Richard & Gloria Biggs :

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and we are very sorry we can not attend the funeral on Fri. but we will be thinking of you. Our love and prayers go out to you. Gloria& Richard

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  3. We were very disappointed to read of the loss of so good a friend of many years. Our condolences to the family. Our memories of the good times will remain.

    Joan and Ron Beirnes

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  4. Sharon and Henry Epp :

    Dear Joan and Dave, we are so sorry for your loss, we were sure that the dynamo we knew would be around to mourn us!! We just loved your mom and know that the hole in your heart will be there for some time but I am sure you will still be able to feel her love by accessing the lovely memories you will always have of her. Thinking of you…love and hugs, Sharon and Henry.

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  5. Dear Joan and Dave, I am so sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. I remember the cookie exchanges and other parties at your house when she was there. She was so much fun and had such a tremendous sense of humour. The loss of your mother, particularly one as precious as Elsie is very difficult. One day you will be comforted by your memories. Thinking of you, Nora

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  6. Sherry Wallace (Knight) :

    Joan: Losing our Mothers is so hard no matter how old we are and I am really sad to hear about your Mom passing away. I will never forget how good your Mom (and your Dad) were to me and I hope your tears will soon be replaced with smiles as you remember all the happy times.

    Love Sherry

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  7. Philip and Sheila Cresswell :

    Dear Joan and Dave,
    We are so sorry to hear about the sad loss of your Mum, Joan. Do know that you are both in our thoughts and may all the special memories you have of your Mum help you through the difficult times.

    Love Sheila and Phil

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  8. To Elsie’s family,
    I was sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing when I returned from my holiday. I live at the Phoenician where Elsie used to live. We enjoyed many games of Shanghi Rummy together. I bought her upright freezer when she left here. I also visited her several times when my Aunt, Vera Dack was alive and living at Valley Ridge. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Joyce Snell

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