WARREN, Evelyn Marie
May 1, 1927 – October 10, 2021
Evelyn is lovingly remembered by her children Leonard (Sandra), Evelyn (Mike Engel), Tony (Virginia Durksen), and Theresa (Craig MacDonald) as well as seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by daughter Marilyn, parents Florence and George Wright, brother Bill Prior, and sister Marge Drury, and beloved husband of 64 years LeRoy Warren.
Evelyn was raised in Hamilton, Ontario. During WWII she worked at making hats for servicemen, as well as parachutes used for dropping supplies to soldiers. She met LeRoy at a wiener roast and instantly knew she would marry him. He was serving in the war, so they danced to Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller at Big Band Dances put on for the war effort. They were married on Dec 3, 1945.
They lived in Hamilton for a few years before moving to Edmonton. In 1959 they bought a home in Sherwood Park, where they raised their family, built their printing business, and made many lifelong friends on Willow Street—the Bastness, Fowler, and Barker families. Mom lived there for 60 years.
After Dad passed, her dear friend Pat Barker would spend Wednesday evenings at Mom’s for movies and popcorn. Mom treasured her friendship with Pat, Mike, and their children. Her favourite times were spent at home entertaining family and friends for summer BBQs, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Mom was an avid patron of the Sherwood Park Library and read thousands of books in her lifetime.
Evelyn’s first trip to Europe was in 1978 with her daughters, son-in-law Mike, and grandchildren. Her subsequent trips to Europe were too many to count. Other travels included snow birding with Dad in Arizona, trips to Disneyland, New York, Las Vegas, and Toronto, as well as extensive trips throughout Canada and the US, many with long-time friends Joe and Molly Whale.
In 2019, she moved to Rutherford Heights Retirement Home in Edmonton, where staff and healthcare workers showed her great care and kindness every day. Our sincere thanks go out to each of them, as well as to Dr. Michael and the nursing staff at stroke Unit 52 at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassionate care during Mom’s final week.
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