Evelyn Patricia Strickland
10 April, 1937 – 4 April, 2021
In her 83rd year after a month long bout with pneumonia contracted the corona virus and passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital in the early hours of Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Sadly, due to the highly contagious nature of the virus family members were unable to be at her side. A compassionate nurse was with Evelyn throughout her final hour. Evelyn Strickland beloved daughter of the late Henry and Edith Talbot. Much loved mother of David Strickland (Esperanza) and Linda Richard (Daniel). Cherished grandmother of Kevin (Sabrina), Shane (Cherilynn), Justin (Madison) and Cassandra (Mathew). Great grandmother of Bailey Rose, Amy, Amber, Kayden and Theodore. Dear sister of Joyce Slaney, Ruth Sherrif and the late Marilyn Steele. Evelyn will be greatly missed by her best friend and loving companion John Gelothier. Evelyn will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and countless friends.
She is loved and missed by all. A celebration of life for will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be placed at Marlatt Funeral Home’s website, www.marlattfhhamilton.com .
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Evelyn Patricia Strickland
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15 April 2021
Linda and David, So sad to hear about your Mom passing We had been friends since the 70,s Hugs and Prayers for the Family Noreen(Collard) Richmond
12 April 2021
VERY SORRY TO HEAR SUCH SAD NEWS,, EVELYN YOU ARE NOW WITH YOUR SISTER MARYLN I REMEBER YOU GOING TO THE TOPS CLUB WITH MY MY ROSE BARTOL YOU WER ALWAYS SUCH A NICE FRIENDLY OUTGOING LADY,, ALWAYS GREAT TO BE AROUND YOU, MY MOTHER ROSE SAYS SHES VERY SORRY HEARING THE NEWS, RIP EVELYN YOU WILL BE MISS LOTS,, ROSE BARTOL AND ROSE MURDOCH
10 April 2021
It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Auntie “Evie Baby” ! She was a true ray of sunshine and could always bring a smile to your face... the epitome of “if life gives you lemons...make lemonade”
My sincere condolences to David, Linda and family ❤️
2021 has brought heaven two more angels, Mary & Evelyn together again 👼
10 April 2021
A eulogy for a shining light in my universe.
I first decided to write a poem to define the sweetness and love and golden character of my aunt Evelyn who we lost so recently in tragically unexpected fasion. And trying to do this I could not find myself capable of it. This was not because I cannot write poetry. I consider myself to be a fair poet and have always written a poem about someone I loved who has died before. It's just us everything I was trying to describe sweet charming who entered my Sphere of influence for a brief time on a universal scale was too large and Grand a soul to encompass in a poem. Poetry captures an incident a moment or a person or an event in sharp concise words that describe the essence of that being. Aunt Evelyn was so much more than that to me and so much more to everyone then a short sweet tune. She was a whole huge resounding musical concert. For some people she was a great Shining Light in the Darkness. For me she was a warm nurturing presence and a freind filled with love light and laughter. She sparkled like cgampagne and flowers on acfresh spring morning.So I decided to try something different and write something different to encompass the Grandeur of Evelyn Strickland who great light in darkness that had a heart of pure gold.
Something I have done before only once or twice is written a eulogy for a person who has passed. I guess you could say I have the religious background for this being a former High Priestess of a Wiccan coven. I had Schism of faith and now practice as a solitaire. I thought aeulogy would be most fitting to describe my love and appreciation for the warm Charming loving nurturing presence of Evelyn Strickland and the impact she had on my life. My plan is to just place this on her facebook page so that those who remember her and come to her page to remember her can read my interpretation of the beauty of the soul that was Evelyn absolute impact of amazing influence she had on so many lives. This will not