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Evelyn Blanche Foster

May 30, 1943 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 78)



It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Evelyn Blanche Foster (Joly), on September 1, 2021 at the age of 78.  Evelyn leaves behind her daughters, Rosalie Johnson, Ronda (Brad) Myers; son-in-law, Ron Guenthner; grandchildren, Tyson (Shelby) Myers, Chad (Stephanie) Foster, Jessica (Aaron) Perry, Jodie (Mike) Gordon, Kyle, Cara Johnson, Robyn Guenthner; great-grandchildren, Damian Johnson, Brennley, Maizee Myers, Carter Perry, Beau Gordon; brothers, Lionel Joly, Val (Eva) Joly, Louis (Rolande) Joly, Hector (Linda) Joly, Pat (Linda) Joly; sister, Louise (John) Warholik; sister in-law Darlene Joly; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Charlie; daughter, Roxanne Guenthner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian (Laurie) Spendiff, Lucille (Don) Adams; brother, Denis Joly; sister-in-law, Cosette Joly; and parents, Leo Paul and Isabelle Joly.

As per Evelyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.  

Charlie and Evelyn moved to Wetaskiwin in 1970 with their three daughters.  Over the years, Evelyn worked as a waitress at the Stanley Café, a clerk at Brody's/Fahlman’s Department Store. Later she worked the night shift at Walmart.  In her spare time, she delivered new and used vehicles for a couple dealerships in town.  She loved to drive so it was the perfect job for her.

I don’t know if anyone knows this or not, but Evelyn loved to watch hockey and baseball.  The Blue Jays were her favourite!!  She knew the names and jersey numbers like they were old friends.  She didn't miss a game.

Evelyn was also a very good seamstress. She fixed knees and elbows and could change a zipper on almost anything. She was the one the grandkids went to, to save their worn out comfortable clothes. She loved to cook, but don't ask what's for supper and don’t show up late. She didn’t like that!  She shared her baked goods with family and the coffee group she met at A&W on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

When things were quiet on a Sunday afternoon, and sometimes during the week too, many games of Kentucky Rummy and Yahtzee were played at the kitchen table. Of course some of her baked goodies were set out to enjoy!

Mom was a strong, independent, beautiful woman. I'm honoured to call her MOM. She survived a triple bypass and breast cancer. Twice!!! Unfortunately, an unrelated health issue took her from us before we were ready to let her go.  I love you and miss you so much.

Since no service is being held, think of her next time you hear “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill.  It was her favourite.

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