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Evelyn Park

January 1, 1922August 13, 2021

Evelyn Viola Park passed away peacefully the morning of August 13, 2021 in Deer View Lodge in Wawota. She was 99 years old.

She was predeceased by her husband Cecil Park (1980); daughter Ruth Foley (2015); brother Elwood Olver (2015); nephew Lorne Olver (2015) and son-in-law Bill Wood (2015). Lovingly remembered by her son-in-law Jim Foley; her daughter Sandra; her sons Gerald (Lynore) and Scott (Jackie); grandchildren: Michael (Thelma) Foley, Monica (Joe) Foley and Mark (Twyla) Foley, Patrick Wood, Sean (Jaimee) Park, Alina Park-Hogan (Chris) and Carter and Brooklyn Park and great-grandchildren: Ashley, Matthew and Dominique Christian-Foley, Kevin and Daniel Foley, Charlee and Cooper Park and Madeline and Emilie Hogan. Born to Edwin and Mary Olver in the Graytown area, Evelyn completed her schooling, stayed near home and married Cecil Park in 1942. They farmed in the area and Evelyn continued living on the farm years after Cecil’s passing. She moved into Rudyard Manor in Kipling in about 1995. Evelyn was active in the Corning community. She was a member of the United Church Women’s Association and was always ready to make food for meetings or assist with Fall Suppers. Her angel food cake and butter tarts were the best and there were frequent requests for her to bake for a community function.

Evelyn wrote articles for the local Corning and Kipling newspapers, keeping everyone informed and up to date on local happenings and visitors to the area. She enjoyed dancing and loved a good card game. Evelyn was a wonderful cook and her baking skills eventually moved to decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes. Recently in Deer View Lodge one of the staff commented to her that she had decorated their wedding cake. She loved to sew and took up quilting to pass the time. We still have many quilts that mom made for us. She never lacked creatively and style. Evelyn was a classy dresser and kept up with fashion and clothing trends.

She was always available to transport her children and their classmates to sporting events in the school district. Evelyn was also happy to drive her friends (who didn’t drive) for appointments and outings. She gave up her driver license only three years ago. Evelyn became the neighbourhood “grandmother” and babysat a number of children. Many still came to visit her 20 - 30 years later. Evelyn travelled to Whitehorse, YT and Hawaii with Scott and Cecil, to Singapore with Scott and Sandra, St. John’s Newfoundland with Gerry and Lynore. Later she went on several bus trips with friends.

Evelyn was an independent and self determined person, living on her own until a year and a half ago and making her own decisions until the end. She was modest, kind and generous and often referred to as “such a nice lady”. She loved her family and was dedicated to her friends and community. Evelyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.

A graveside service for Evelyn will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Graytown Cemetery, Corning District, Saskatchewan with Lynette Callfas officiating. Luncheon to follow in Kipling Friendship Club, Kipling, Saskatchewan.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 1738 Quebec Avenue Unit 26, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or to a charity of choice.

Services

2 October

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Graytown Cemetery


Corning District, Saskatchewan

2 October

Luncheon

2:00 pm

Kipling Friendship Club


Kipling, Saskatchewan

Memories

Evelyn Park

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Terry Grajczyk

September 15, 2021

Condolences to the Park/Foley families and a life well lived.
Rest in Peace and many happy memories to all.

Betty Tholl

September 13, 2021

Condolences on your loss of this lovely lady. Evelyn and Cecil were dear friends with my parents Edna and Arnold Tholl of Windthorst. I had the pleasure of talking with her a few times when she called my Mom. She was a warm and kind woman.

Dineen King

September 3, 2021

She truly was such a nice lady! I always got such a kick out of appearing in her articles for the paper when I made it home to Corning for a visit. It was always nice to see her. My condolences to her family. ❤️

Elaine Kibsgaard

August 30, 2021

Our deepest condolances to the family, I remember Evelyn and Cecil since I was knee high to a grasshopper, wonderful people. Sad to hear of Evelyn passing, but what a fantastic age and lovely memories her family will carry with them. Her talents were many, but her beautiful hand work at cake decorating made her a very busy woman, I to loved my wedding cake. Two busy hands have come to rest 🌹
Elaine og Kristian Kibsgaard
Mors Island, Denmark

Ray McDougald

August 21, 2021

Visits to Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Cecil are special memories of my childhood. Aunt Evelyn welcomed a visit, the door was always open.

Marcy Brenholen(Post)

August 20, 2021

So sorry to hear this many condolences to all the family

Rilla Kapell

August 19, 2021

My memories go way back when Evelyn lived on the farm near Corning. She decorated my wedding cake and her & my Dad, Jim Lemon designed the cake top. She also was my neighbor in Kipling when she lived in Rudyard Manor. She was also my Mother's, Ruth Lemon's neighbor when she lived in Rudyard Manor. Evelyn had a zest for life and was always interested in people. She loved family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

Dave & Linda Englot

August 19, 2021

Condolences to the family. I remember buying Avon from Evelyn when she lived in Corning and she decorated my wedding cake - special person!

Brenda Behr

August 19, 2021

In memory of a great neighbor and community member.

Joyce McElroy

August 19, 2021

Sorry for for loss. Condolacne to the family

FROM THE FAMILY