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, 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.
Evelyn left the farm in her late teens and spent time working in both Winnipeg and Hamilton. One evening at a dance Evelyn met Don and they soon became inseparable, marrying on June 27, 1964. In June of 1965, they welcomed a daughter and after spending a few months in Winnipeg Evelyn bravely spent a cold and snowy winter with her infant daughter in a trailer in Grand Rapids, Manitoba, while Don worked away.
Deciding to leave the cold and snow behind they set out for British Columbia, and settled in Sechelt, BC. In June 1967, they welcomed their son, David and their family was complete. Evelyn was a wonderful and 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. As well, she took over the catering portion and ran the kitchen to many rave reviews.
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 and Ev loved to recount these adventures.
Upon moving to Wetaskiwin in 2012 they both were grateful for the comfort and community they found at Windsor Park Condominiums.
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, and per her wishes, no formal service will be held.
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