October 8, 1927 – December 1, 2013
On December 1, 2013 Dorothy “Evelyn” Adelaide (Reynolds) Guichon departed this life to join her husband Dave and son Gordon in Heaven.
She left behind to cherish her memory many family members and friends, including her siblings Glen Reynolds, Gordon (Shirley) Reynolds and Margaret (Nelson) Connon, daughter Denise (Barry), sons Dave Jr. (Diane), D’Arcy (Karen), and Gary (Kathy), grandchildren Meghan, Brendan, Nicki, Davey (Danielle), Kyle, Tyler, Karly, Chancey, Chanel, and Jude, and many nieces and nephews.
Ev was very proud of her family’s early Alberta farming heritage in the community of Gadsby. Her life-long love of horses began early with her riding two miles to school and back at the tender age of five. Besides her happiest role as wife to Dave Sr. and mother to five children, she worked for many years for the Calgary Catholic School District. Ev was also active in the community as a volunteer in such diverse capacities as President of St. Michael’s CWL, as an administrator for Calgary’s 1983 Western Canada Summer Games and the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society, and even as a model for Fashions of Yesteryear. She was a gracious host and a fabulous cook. She loved card games like bridge and canasta and carried a pack of cards with her wherever she went. With a keen eye to the nightly news, she was always ready to argue politics, religion, health care and education. While interested in what went on in the world, her greatest comfort and joy was in the company of her family. She was able to enjoy the solace and companionship of all her family during her end of life. Ev’s family would like to thank the medical staff on Unit 74 of the Rockyview General Hospital for the gentle and capable care given their mother and grandmother during her final weeks.
A Celebration of Ev’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Church on 85th St. SW, Calgary on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calgary Drop-In Centre, the Calgary Food Bank, or the Canadian Red Cross, Ev’s favoured charities. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11st Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca, the Calgary Food Bank, 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, or the Calgary Drop-In Centre 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P8
Telephone: (403) 266 – 3600.
In living memory of Evelyn Guichon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences