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October 9th, 1925 – February 23rd, 2024

Evelyn Mary Parsons aged 98 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23rd, 2024. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Eliza James; husband, Garnet; and daughter-in-law, Sandy. Evelyn will be missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Doug; daughter, Diane (Glen) Adkins; grandson, Drew (Melissa) Adkins and their children Kingston and Brooklyn; granddaughter, Amy Adkins; and grandson, Brett Adkins.  

Evelyn was born in Regina, SK and grew up in Moose Jaw, attending Ross Elementary and Technical High School. She began her working career at the Robin Hood Flour Mill, where she met Garnet, and they married in 1952. She was a stay-at-home mom while Doug and Diane were young. Evelyn later returned to work and finished her career at the Moose Jaw Public Library.

Evelyn had many interests and hobbies which included gardening, sewing and knitting, jigsaw puzzles, and baking. Her peanut butter chocolate chip cookies were famous, far and wide. Playing cards was another passion and she was always ready for a game of crib or whist.

One of Evelyn’s greatest joys was time spent at the family cabin at Buffalo Pound Lake. She was an active participant in the planning and construction of the cabin in 1958 and spent time there every summer since, visiting with friends and neighbours on the beach, on the deck, or around a campfire, her last stay at the lake being a week in August 2023.

Evelyn was a trusted and reliable friend, spending many hours visiting and assisting friends in times of need. The family would like to acknowledge Pat Axon, Nancy McClafferty, and Karren Pederson for their friendship, love and support of Evelyn throughout the years.

In keeping with Evelyn’s wishes, she will be laid to rest with her husband at Rosedale Cemetery, and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7 or Friends of the Library, 461 Langdon Cres, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550   

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