1941 ~ JANZEN ~ 2016Posted: June 29th, 2016
Evelyn was born in Sinnett, SK to Charlie and Eileen Paproski and grew up on the family farm with her five sisters and two brothers. Evelyn was teaching in Estevan when she met Norman Janzen and together they raised four children and moved to many places over the years in both Alberta and British Columbia, making many special friends along the way.
Mom always took great pride in the excellent care she took of her family. We always knew our Mom loved us dearly and she was never happier than when she was able to cuddle and spoil her seven grandchildren.
The last few years were difficult for everyone but we were still able to make memories while spending time with our Mom. When the great-grandchildren came along, her love of babies always brought a big smile to her face and a twinkle in her eye.
We will miss our Mom with all our hearts but we know that she is happy in Dad’s arms and they are watching over us together.
Evelyn is survived by her children: Laurinda (Wayne) Resch, Darin (MaryAnn) Janzen, and Karla (Cory) Oliphant all of Medicine Hat, and Jodi (Jim) Charley of Okanagan Falls, BC; her grandchildren: Ryan (Mellissa) Resch with Carson and Corbin of Blackfalds, AB; Kirsten (David) Green with Evan and Kade; Courtney (Jared) Heilman and Harper; Stephanie (Travis) Greenwald and Miles, all of Medicine Hat; Taylor Charley (Ryan) of Penticton, BC; and Payton Charley (Nick) of Kelowna, BC.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Norman; parents, Charlie and Eileen; and her beautiful grandson, Kyle Janzen.
The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery for both Evelyn and Norman.
The family would like to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center for the kindness and respect shown to both our Mom and our family. Memorial gifts in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, #201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Evelyn Janzen. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599