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HAMILTON, Evelyn Winnifred

August 21, 1919 – February 01, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lyn Hamilton peacefully at home on Friday February 1, 2013 at the age of 93 years.

Lyn was born in McCord Saskatchewan, the fifth child Willie and May Belsher. Lyn always wanted to go to university, but the war broke out, she enlisted, and was sent to Halifax with the RCAF. It was in Halifax that she met a sailor named Doug, fell in love and got married. Doug and Lyn were married for 64 plus years. They moved to Calgary in 1953 and soon after started Belsher’s Ltd. with some of Lyn’s brother’s. Doug and Lyn Loved to camp, fish and go the mountains in their new trailer. Lyn joined Sweet Adelines and it was a joy in her life as she loved to sing. The AGOG girls got together on a regular basis. One year they went to Palm Springs to visit Len and Betty Laycock, bought a mobile home and went back for 35 years. During that time Doug and Lyn, Mona and Norm, and Don and Joyce refined “the art of garaging.” Mom loved to do “hand work” and she spent countless hours knitting lap rugs, mittens, slippers, and dish cloths. But she was at her best doing Petti-Point. Hour upon hour she would stich a picture all the while knowing it was for somebody she cared about and loved. Lyn Hamilton was a kind and caring person who was always thinking of others. Her biggest joy was her family. Her home was filled with pictures of her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandkids, and great grandkids. She loved us all equally. Words cannot express the feelings we had for Lyn, Evy, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister, Aunt, or Great Aunt. She was truly a Great Lady and will live in our hearts forever

Lyn will be missed by her sons Ron (Shirley), Cam (Marge); granddaughters Sarah Fletcher (Chris), Kate Hampton (Chris); grandsons Scott Hamilton (Trish) Brad Hamilton (Kim); her great grandchildren Ben, Luke, Will, Riley, Jeremy, Ian, Sean, Ayden, Cooper and Ashlynn; her brothers Hugh Belsher, Art Belsher, Laurie Belsher (Ruth), Ken Belsher (Betty), Don Belsher (Joyce), Doug Belsher (Annette); her sisters Francis Shattuck, Ursula Donaldson, Doris Rushienski, Alice MacEachern, Marg MacKenzie, Gwen Dodds (Glenn) and sister-in-laws Bev Belsher, Dorothy Hamilton and Dorothy Hamilton; as well as countless nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Doug of 64 years in 2008; sister Nita; brothers Chuck and Merv; sister-in laws Jeannie, Martha, and Marg Belsher; brother-in-laws Orv Daniels, Gerry McKenzie, Mat Rushienski, Arch Donaldson, Dan MacEachern, Dee Shattuck, Jim Hamilton and Gerry Hamilton.

A Celebration of Lyn’s Life will be held at the Watergrove Mobile Home Park Clubhouse (#400, 99 Arbour Lake Road NW. Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. Further information and condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Meals on Wheels, 3610 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2P9 Telephone: (403) 243-2834, or The Calgary Poppy Fund 1 – 4539 6 Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z6 Telephone: (403) 265-6304

In living memory of Evelyn Hamilton, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Maureen Murtha :

    I am so sorry to hear of Lyn’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    I loved Lyn’s spunk and sense of humor and she will be missed by many in Watergrove.

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  2. Desiree' Sigler :

    May the” hearer of prayer” continue to comfort your family. Remembering the joyous times you’ve shared together will always make you smile. Talking about these special times you’ve shared will help your family stay strong. Each day will get easier as you lean on one another and pray for strength. (Proverbs 3:5,6)

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  3. Colleen Roller :

    Aunty Lyn is an inspiration of how to leave behind a legacy of love, acceptance, hard work and laughter. She truly was a wonderful and talented lady. She believed in the power of prayer. May the Lord comfort you as you grieve. (John 14:1-6)

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  4. Dan and Debbie Botterill :

    Cam, Marge and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of Grandma Lyn’s passing. She was a great lady ! Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely, Dan and Debbie

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  5. Carole and Scott Kerr :

    Dear Cam and Family

    Received the news of Lyn’s passing with great sadness. She was such a wonderful lady. One of my fond memories of Lyn was at the swimming pool in Watergrove, Lyn sitting in the shade smile from ear to ear watching her Cam, his sons and their children having such a wonderful time. Lyn loved her family so much and it was recipricated in turn.
    We are in Mesa so cannot be there for the Memorial but our thoughts will be with you.

    Carole and Scott

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  6. linda and matt scheven :

    We were very saddened to hear of our dear Auntie Lyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. We love you all. Linda XXOO

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  7. Ron & Rosalie Belsher :

    Ron, Cam & families & Evelyns siblings,
    We are very sorry to read about Lyns passing. She was a special lady and always greeted us with such a warm & welcoming enthusiasm. We are currently in Scottsdale and will not be able to attend her memorial service and renew acquaintances with the Belsher clan.
    Sincerely, Ron & Rosalie Belsher

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  8. Brent & Slavica Belsher and Family :

    Our condolences to Ron, Cam and families on the passing of your mother. She was a dear and special aunt for those of us in the extended family. We still have her knitted slippers in the house.

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