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LANGE, Evelyn G.

LANGE, Evelyn G.
1917- Jasper, Alberta
2013- Canmore, Alberta

Evelyn passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the age of 95 years.

She was the daughter of Melvin and Emma Taylor of Jasper, Alberta. There, she and her three brothers enjoyed a happy childhood. She met Paul Lange when they both worked for Jasper National Park and they married in 1949. In quick succession they had three children, Jan, Bruce and Patrick. While in the service of Parks Canada they moved to Ottawa, Halifax, Riding Mountain National Park, Winnipeg and finally Banff before retiring to Calgary. Paul and Evelyn loved to travel and saw the world together. Destinations included Asia, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, Alaska, as well as numerous cruises. In her later years Evelyn enjoyed her position as a volunteer in the Kirby Centre Library. She loved music, singing, dancing, playing bridge, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. More importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and champion of her children’s endeavours. In her final days, Evelyn was well cared for by the doctors and nurses of Canmore General Hospital.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, children and grandchildren Eden, Wyatt and Val, and also by her oldest brother, Harold Taylor. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Evelyn is predeceased by her two brothers, Clarence and Patrick.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L’arche Calgary, 307 – 57th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2T6, Telephone (403) 571-0155, Website:

In living memory of Evelyn Lange, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Edna/Jack Kenny

    We send our deepest sympathy, Paul, to you and your family on the loss of Evelyn, one at the centre of your lives. We will remember Evelyn as a beautiful, smiling person who took an active part in the community.

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  2. Paul: Very sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Reg Tyo

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  3. Honourable Nick Taylor

    We are so sorry we missed Evelyn`s funeral, being away in the Hebrides. We will always remember her graciousness and dedication to Kerby. May God give you the strength and mercy you so richly deserve.
    Peg and Nick

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  4. Paul:
    Condolences to you and your loved ones. There is another star in the heavens above looking down on her loved ones.
    Flo – FSNA

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  5. I am sorry to see that you are missing Evelyn – your life partner.
    I was very glad to meet you and your talented daughter Jan, when we were members of the same Rotary Club. I notice Eden is carrying on the cooking fame. You and Evelyn have a family to be proud of.
    Best wishes to you and family. Lois

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