December 3, 1929 – August 24, 2021
Evelyn Anna Chappell passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on the morning of August 24, 2021 at the age of 91. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Alex) Plant, son, David (Rebecca) Chappell; grandchildren Brian (Amberlee) Plant, Jamie Plant and Nick (Sienna) Chappell; brothers Edgar (Donna) Wuschke and Ken (Arlene) Wuschke and brother-in-law Ed Hamp.
She was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Donald Chappell; parents, Ida and Fredrick Wuschke; her brother Karl Wuschke and her sister Elizabeth (Liz) Hamp
Evelyn was the second of five children born to Ida (Paula) and Fred Wuschke. The family lived a simple life farming near Mossbank in southern Saskatchewan.
At home on the farm, through a combination of necessity and desire, Ev began learning many of the skills that would become the backbone of her life – cooking, baking, helping people, knitting, crocheting, and needlework.
Although she held a variety of positions throughout her life, her role as a mother and homemaker was where she shone. Her compassion, grace, kindness and intuitive nature nurtured and guided us until her last days.
She was such a talented homemaker. She sewed our clothes, baked bread and cookies and endless other treats, made delicious meals, made sure we were always warm with the many sweaters, hats, mitts, socks and afghans she lovingly made.
Evelyn dedicated herself not only to her family, but to her community, volunteering at schools, as a member of the Lions Club and Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving at times as vice president, president and past president.
In retirement, Don and Ev were ready for another change of scenery and relocated to Marysville, in the East Kootenays. Together, they travelled all across the country “from coast to coast”. Ev loved to recount these adventures and treasured all the memories made on their many adventures.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Peace Hills Lodge, the EMS staff of Medavie Health Services, Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre – Emergency and Unit 35, the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation for providing the Palliative Care Suites, and Baker Funeral Chapel.
We are also grateful to the friends and extended family who have offered their support and encouragement.
Cremation has taken place. As per her wishes, family and close friends will gather for a fine meal, a couple of good bottles of wine and share memories of this special lady.
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