OBITUARY

Evelyn Laura Larson

January 12, 1953April 4, 2021

Evelyn Laura Larson (Keller) has left us on April 4, 2021 with her family by her side at Battleford Union Hospital.

Evelyn was born on January 12, 1953 in Spiritwood SK to Kathleen and Curtis Larson. She graduated from Medstead High school in 1971. Evelyn moved to the United States after high school and married Edwin Lee Keller in 1972 and had three children.

Evelyn has always had a passion for Children which led her to a career with KinderCare learning center for over 30 years. She moved to North Battleford in 2016 where she continued her work with children as a Life Coach/consultant with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Her interests were curling, watching standup comedies, watching movies, and spending time with her family! Evelyn devoted much of her life to the well being of children and showing how to express your emotions and thoughts. Evelyn was someone who emanated love, comfort, and protection to every life she touched. These special qualities contributed towards Evelyn’s universal title of Mom, which was not only used by her children, but by countless people whose lives have been so greatly impacted by Evelyn’s nurturing nature.

Evelyn is survived by her sons Kevin Keller, Darell Keller, daughter Tasha Keller. Sisters Lana Rogalsky, Leila Larson Zacharias, Connie Pauls, Audrey Abramson, Brother Willis Larson. Grand Children Ashley Keller, Logan Keller, Deven Keller, Kaden Williams. Great grand children Kaileeah Keller, Ryder Keller, Ameila Keller.

A Service or Remembrance will be held 1:00pm, Friday April 9th, 2021 at Territorial Drive Alliance Church (2302 Clements Drive, North Battleford, SK.) with Interment to follow at Bapaume Cemetery. Those unable to attend at welcome to logon 12:45-1:00pm to Territorial Drive Alliance/YouTube to watch the service. Covid19 protocols will be followed and asking that all attendee’s wear face masks and practice Social Distancing to keep everyone safe during this difficult time. Sallows & McDonald – Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home, Wally Markewich in care of arrangements. Condolences can be left as well at www.sallowsandmcdonald.com website. 306-445-2418 Tell me, what does it look like in heaven? Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say? Does the sun shine bright forever? Have your fears and your pain gone away? 'Cause here on Earth it feels like everything Good is missing since you left And here on Earth, everything's different There's an emptiness Oh-oh, I I hope you're dancing in the sky And I hope you're singing in the angel's choir And I hope the angels know what they have I'll bet it's so nice up in Heaven since you arrived So tell me, what do you do up in Heaven? Are your days filled with love and light? Is there music? Is there art and adventure? Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive? 'Cause here on Earth it feels like everything Good is missing since you left And here on Earth everything's different There's an emptiness Oh-oh, I I hope you're dancing in the sky And I hope you're singing in the angel's choir And I hope the angels know what they have I'll bet it's so nice up in Heaven since you arrived Since you arrived Oh, oh (What does it look like in heaven?) Yeah, yeah Oh, oh, oh-oh Oh-oh, oh Oh, oh, I I hope you're dancing in the sky And I hope you're singing in the angel's choir And I hope the angels know what they have I'll bet it's so nice up in Heaven since you arrived Since you arrived

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    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Diane Loewen

April 19, 2021

I have a nice Sunday afternoon in May memory of a backyard birthday party in Evelyn’s backyard. My brother was looking for a province-central place to celebrate a milestone birthday. Evelyn, a high school friend, offered her yard and garage and house for a barbq and entertainment for some 25 people. She prepared and provided a lovely relaxed setting. I’ll always remember her moving around, easily interacting with guests and being fully engaged in the afternoon. I have thought of that afternoon many times. I appreciated her generous gesture and liked her ability to pull it all off in cooled headed fashion.
Family, you have lost a gem. It’s a loss that only God can adequately comfort you for. I pray you receive His comfort.

Holly Daniels

April 10, 2021

Grandma I will always remember the talks we had as I grew up. You were an amazing grandma 👵 you could always make me laugh 😅 and smile even when I was sad. You will always hold a special place in my heart ❤. I love 💘 and miss you. See you when I get to heaven ✨😌❤💕

Dianne Lauritzen

April 9, 2021

I am the manager of Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Services with the Sask. Health Authority. Evelyn was a contracted service provider for us doing an in-home skills program and providing the Friends program in various schools. Evelyn was already in this role when I became the manager. And as such our paths did not cross much, but I was aware that she was well like and did an excellent job of the Friends program. Due to the Pandemic, all clients coming into our office needed to be "screened" for Covid at every visit. Since Evelyn was unable to do her other work she willingly came to be our screener. She did it with passion and she did it well. No one got past her and everything was sanitized after each person. Many of the kids who came in knew Miss Evelyn (or Madame Evelyn if they went to the french school) and it made there visit easier to see a familiar face. She will be deeply missed here. I believe you will find comfort in knowing she touched so many lives. May she rest in peace.

Nancy Kearnan

April 9, 2021

Evelyn worked with us at Child and Youth Services as a service provider for a social skills program and the "Friends " program which teaches children about, and how to cope with, anxiety. She did an excellent job of the above, helping many children in local schools. She was also an invaluable resource to many parents in the community and even created a parenting workbook that was so good it should have been officially published. Thank you, Evelyn, on behalf of all the families you helped, for your wisdom, experience, and ever-present smile and laughter! You will be greatly missed.

Melyna Nouiri

April 9, 2021

Oh mom I love u so much and I miss u so very much I was so scared for day like that to come never thought I'll be able to survive it but now i realized how much u did for me .. u were always saying there's a day to born and a day to die and it's TRUE.. life gonna be so hard without u ,
U kept telling me u were preparing me for the next stage of my life and I wonder when that would be but now I know .. u taught me to be strong and face my fears and be the best I can be I will remember every single word u said momma and I will never forget u I miss u so bad I will never say goodbye cuz u will be always alive in my heart I will make u proud and my first future baby girl I'll name her ur name xoxo

Tasha Keller

April 9, 2021

Oooh mama! You left me way too soon, but you taught me to be strong. The strength you have taught me is helping me through every moment you are not here. Even though your not here I know you are still teaching me so much .I feel i have learned so much already about the human spirit. Iam so happy that God chose you to be my mom,mentor and best friend. I know you are looking down at us and you are so proud. Until we meet again. Mama I love you.

Kari Foster

April 9, 2021

My earliest memory of my big cousin Evelyn was when I was a little girl, sick in bed during the summer holidays, and Evelyn came to visit me. She brought a gift: a book about Winnie the Pooh. After that, many years went by before I saw her again and had the opportunity to rediscover her sunny personality. I am grateful that we were reunited. Evelyn had so much love for family that it even extended as far as us cousins, and she was always generous with her time and hospitality, making a big difference in the life of one vulnerable person in particular. To me, she was a source of advice and support during some challenging times. She taught me a lot about human nature and, since friendship and trust are a two-way street, she also shared some of her worries with me. Even when talking about the situations that had caused her some concern, her love and positivity always shone through, and she never lost her faith and hope that storm clouds would eventually lift, and rifts would someday heal.

I know I should probably be rejoicing that the beacon of kindness that was Evelyn will now be shining brightly from Heaven, but for the time being I can't stop thinking about how much I will miss her, how I was planning to ask her for advice about something very soon, and how the last words she wrote to me were "love you", which went unanswered because I fell asleep and didn't pick up the conversation again the next day. So I'll have to answer her now: I love you, Evelyn. I think we were all counting on enjoying many more years of you. I will always remember what a positive force you have been in my life. And I still have the Winnie the Pooh book you gave me.

Dana Via

April 8, 2021

I met Evelyn as the hand print lady who came each Mother's Day to make hand prints for families. She was professional and managed her center better than any of the others I serviced.
I knew her for 10 years and in that time she was transformed by the life changing event of her husbands passing. She became herself!
The weight of caring was off her shoulders and she became EVELYN. She dropped 10 years of age and blossomed. Beautiful, loving life, happy. I couldn't believe my eyes.
Still she loved, cared and was a wonderful friend in my life and the lives of others. So glad she had time to be EVELYN. Love her!
Bless the beautiful family she made dear lord.

Richard Reschenthaler

April 8, 2021

Evelyn hosted us at her home Airbnb when visiting from Edmonton to see my Dad. She was always so nice and accomodating to us. When my Dad told us the news my wife and I were heartbroken. This one hurts. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family.

Michele Porath

April 7, 2021

Evelyn welcomed me into her family and heart when I was a teenager and became a second mom to me. She was always there if I needed someone to talk to and had the best advice. Plus I will never forget when Tasha and I took a little spin in her work van when we weren’t supposed to at all. She grilled us in her sweet Evelyn way but never told my parents, sorry mom, but she knew I’d get grounded for life. I love you Evelyn and you will always be in my heart! Thank you for being in my life and blessing me with my best friend Tasha who has a heart of gold just like yours. -Michele

FROM THE FAMILY