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Born: Aug 01, 1921

Date of Passing: May 07, 2021

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August 1, 1921 - May 7, 2021

Peacefully, in her sleep, Evelyn passed away in the early morning hours of May 7, 2021, just three months shy of her 100th birthday, while residing at Betel Personal Care Home in Selkirk, MB.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Myrtle Napper, husband Cecil, son Wayne, brother Alvin, and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her son Lyle (Karen); daughter Myrna (Ken); daughter-in-law Marilyn; sister Marion; grandchildren, Murray (Trudy), Doug, Michelle (Darcy), Keri (Justin), Brett (Cora), Tammy (Chuck), Tonya, Terri (Justin), and Taylor. Also cherishing her memory are her 13 great-grandchildren!
Mom was born in a little farmhouse in Foxwarren, MB. As a child, her family lived on farms in the Binscarth, Tilston, and Lake Francis areas. She married Dad, Cecil, on June 23, 1942 and lived on the farm until 1949 when they moved in the Village of Woodlands. In 1964 they made their final move to Stonewall, where they spent the next 55 years.
Mom was a child of the 1930s, the depression years. She spoke of not seeing a garden mature until she was 14 years old, grasshoppers and drought. She would tell stories about picking sheep's wool off the barbed wire fence and her Dad selling it for two cents a pound. Evelyn loved curling, old time music, fiddling, and especially dancing with our Dad. She loved her kids and her grandkids, and rarely missed any of their sporting events. One of the highlights of Mom's life was when she took a trip, at the age of 89, to Hawaii and then on to Australia to meet her first great-grandchild.
Special thanks to Taylor from Betel Home who went above and beyond in keeping Mom's spirts up. Our family is forever grateful for your compassion and your passionate ability to make Mom laugh.
Evelyn was a life member of the Stonewall Curling Club and a multi-decade member of the Stonewall Legion.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to the Stonewall Legion.
A private family celebration of Evelyn's life will take place at a later date.

We are comforted to think that Mom is
now dancing her feet off with our Dad.
Bye, bye for now.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Heartfelt condolences to Lyle, Myrna and families on the loss of Mrs. Dew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! - Posted by: Gene & Larry Nelson (Friend) on: May 23, 2021

  • Our condolences to all your family on Evelyn's passing. She was a longtime and loyal friend to our mother, Dora. They celebrated birthdays together. A highlight being their 90 with a limousine ride to Red Lobster. They will be celebrating again. Chris and Donna Cassels - Posted by: Christina Cassels (Acquaintance ) on: May 17, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the Dew Family. Evelyn was a wonderful lady as most were from her era. I remember the parties we used to have at the Dew house in Stonewall as organized by Lyle. Lots of fun was had by all. Rest In Peace Mrs. Dew. - Posted by: Craig Ross (Friend ) on: May 15, 2021

  • Condolences Myrna and Lyle on the passing of your wonderful Mom. Karen and I always enjoyed talking with her at the curling rink. May all your memories comfort you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Nancy(Sheldon)Scammell (Friend) on: May 15, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear this sad news! Ev was such a loving, caring person and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her! I have very fond memories of Christmas at Grandma Napper’s, lots of great food, card playing, laughing and music! Your Mom was always participating in all of that! Please be comforted by all your wonderful memories, I will treasure mine too! Sending hugs, Sheila - Posted by: George and Sheila Ritchie (Family friend) on: May 15, 2021

  • Ev was a very special person in the Sutton family memory bank. Cec & Ev and my parents were life long close friends and by extension became a good friend of mine. They helped Lynne & I celebrate our wedding day 47 years ago! She was a very kind, gentle soul and it did not matter if you hadn't seen her for several years, she always remembered your name and pretty much where the last conversation left off. One day we will all meet up again & what a party that will be. Fred and Lynne - Posted by: Fred and Lynne Sutton (Friends) on: May 15, 2021

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