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GUICHON, Evelyn

October 8, 1927 – December 1, 2013
Gadsby, AB

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.

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  1. Jeanne & Ron Wagner :

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you Denise, David, D’Arcy, Gary & families. May all the memories you have help you to smile and know that your mom is in God’s loving care. Love Jeanne, Ron & family

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mom was so special. We were remembering all the good times we had in Calgary and the many hilarious escapades our moms had. She will be greatly missed.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Linda

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  3. Will + Susan Arnold :

    Evelyn was always so friendly and welcoming to everyone. She lived a long and very productive life and we know she will be missed by so many people.

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  4. Frances Lariviere Ward :

    Guichon Family.
    Your Mom will be on our Prayers and Thoughts. She is fondly reminder in my years growing up in Westgate and while attending St Michael’s school. My Mom fondly remembers Evelyn with CWL.

    Frances Lariviere Ward and Marcella and Yvan Lariviere.

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  5. We always enjoyed meeting Ev at your family gathering and fondly remember her fruit pizza. Best wishes. Susan and Will Arnold

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  6. Sandra Millar :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Denise, after reading of the loss of your mother. Sent with love. Sandra

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  7. Sending the Guichon family our heart-felt condolence.
    Thinking of you during this difficult times
    Love Scott, Allison and Madelyn

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  8. Jeff and Terri :

    Our thoughts are with the Guichon family.
    Sending our heart-felt condolence.
    Love Jeff, Terri and Jace

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  9. Wanda (Ries) & Barry Thompson :

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She is in God’s hands now.

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  10. Shelley Brennan (Bunyan) :

    My deepest sympathy to the Guichon family. It was very sad news to hear of Mrs. Guichons passing. Our parents were always so close, many fun dinner parties and trips together and they supported each other’s families through good times and bad. I can still vividly remember your Mom’s perfume in the car when she would give us rides occasionally! Always so elegant and beautiful and I know central office of the School Board was a well oiled machine with Mrs. Guichon running her department. She will be missed but left each of us with fond memories.

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  11. Jonathan and Kathi Horlick :

    To Dave and family – We are very sorry to hear of your Mother’s death, Dave. We hope that the memories of all of the good times spent with your Mother will overcome the sadness you must feel now. JMH and KDH

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  12. Chris and Bruce Borstmayer :

    Denise and family, we’re so sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom.
    All the wonderful memories will always be there, but you miss hearing her voice and just being able to give her a hug.
    Our prayers are with you.

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  13. Carol Stevenson :

    Dear D’Arcy, Jude and Karen,
    I was saddened to learn of the passing of your mother and grandmother. May God grant her eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon her. May the good Lord also comfort your family at this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Carol Stevenson

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