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Evelyn Wilmot

September 1, 1932 — February 7, 2023

Evelyn (Burr) Wilmot passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 90.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Barry (Lesley) Wilmot, Rhonda (Brent) Wells, Grant (Linda) Wilmot, Brenda Wilmot (Lonie Brown), and Warren (Lisa) Wilmot. She was a wonderful mother and loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four siblings, Eva Rath, Carol (Al) Kormos, Larry (Linda) Burr and Shirley (Max) Davies. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, Lyle Wilmot (1978); son, Roy Wilmot (1998); siblings, Aileen (Burr) Boulton (2006), Wayne Burr (1945), Clair Burr (2017), Angie (Burr) Bohner (2013), Bonnie (Burr) Osmond (2011); and brother-in-law, Adam Rath.

Evelyn was born on September 1, 1932 in Raymond, Alberta to Henry Orral Burr and Emma Angelina Nalder. She grew up on the family farm outside of Lethbridge with nine siblings. She had many fond memories living on the farm, especially looking for birds and their nests in the canal ditches. Evelyn was very athletic and played many sports with her sisters at McNally High School. After graduation, Evelyn became a bank teller working in Lethbridge. She met Lyle Harvey Wilmot in school and were married on April 7, 1954. She always wanted to live and raise her family on a farm but needed to move to Calgary to be closer to Lyle’s work as a Greyhound bus driver. Evelyn used her banking skills to support their young family. She could always balance her cheque book down to the last penny. Lyle and Evelyn were married for 24 years when Lyle suddenly passed away on January 26, 1978. After his passing, she returned to work at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) where she worked for 20 years.

Evelyn had a beautiful voice. She loved to sing in church choirs, in the car, and to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her passion for singing led her to join the Chinook Winds Show Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines, and was part of the chorus for 25 years. Her favourite color was green and she loved gardening. She could make any plant thrive with her green thumb. True to being a farmer’s daughter she loved her milk! She always enjoyed reading her Scriptures and Reader’s Digest, she would often say “I read an article in Readers Digest.” Evelyn had a very witty sense of humour. Evelyn did not think she led an extraordinary life. She would say she was just a homemaker who loved her children but oh how she loved us! She was courageous, strong, and loving as she navigated being a widow for 45 years while raising her six children. As she aged and the dementia became more prevalent, the one thing that would always bring a smile to her face was seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her unwavering faith and belief in her Saviour were a comfort and strength to Evelyn throughout her life.

As her children, we are grateful for all she did for us – for always loving us unconditionally and teaching us to love each other no matter what. We take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her husband and loved ones. We are grateful that families are forever and that Evelyn is our mother and always will be.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Canadian Red Cross. (

www.redcross.ca

)

A Funeral Service will be held for Evelyn at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Heritage Chapel (935 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 1 0:00am.

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Graveside Interment will be at Union Cemetery (Cemetery Road & Spiller Road, Calgary) after the service.
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