Obituary of Evelyn Elsie Blanchard
Evelyn Elsie Blanchard passed away on February 22, 2023, in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 82 years.
She was born in Hanna, Alberta on January 15, 1941, to parents Earl and Hedvig Ness. She was raised in Hanna, along with her three brothers and two sisters.
On Nov 9, 1963, Evie married the love of her life, Everett Blanchard. They were married for 59 years.
Over the years Evelyn worked in Red Deer as health care aid for people with mental illnesses and as a bookkeeper in Hanna.
Evelyn and Everett enjoyed travelling south to California for a few winters. She also spent her free time knitting and playing cards. Evelyn quite enjoyed her time visiting with the weekly coffee group ladies.
Evelyn is survived by her loving husband Everett Blanchard; sister-in-law Arlene Ness; Everett's brothers: Floyd and Gordon, and his sister Vivien. She is also survived by many other special relatives.
She was predeceased by her parents Earl and Hedvig Ness, brothers: Tom, Russel, and Gordon Ness; sister Margaret Noble, and infant sister Ethyl Ness.
A very special thank you to Dr. Hanna, the Hanna Medical Clinic staff, the nurses and staff at the Hanna Hospital for the excellent care over the years. Also, a huge thanks to the ambulance medics, and the Drumheller Hospital staff for the emergency care that was provided.
Thank you to our friends and family for the support and condolences during this difficult time.
At Evelyn’s request, there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, and if desired, donations in memory of Evelyn can be made directly to the Hanna Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB, T0J lP0.