Evelyn Mildred Burroughs
October 24, 1919 ~ April 21, 2014
Evelyn Mildred Burroughs passed away peacefully on April 21, 2014 in Creston, BC at the age of 94 years.
Evelyn was born to parents Mary and William Wilkinson on October 24, 1919 in Truman, Minnesota. She moved to Canada in March of 1921 to a farm north of Sturgis, SK with her parents and brother. She received her education through grade 8 in Brookview Country School.
Evelyn married Donald (Don) Burroughs on August 7, 1962 and they adopted their son, Laverne, in Feburary, 1968. In 1981, they moved from Endeavor, SK to Lister, BC.
Evelyn was involved with T.A.P.S., a member of the Erickson Covenant Church, the Erickson Golden Agers and a true country girl at heart, enjoying the Western Producer along with her bible. She absolutely loved farming and farm gardening, having won multiple ribbons, year after year in various categories at the Creston Fall Fair. In the winter months, Evelyn loved to keep her wood stove going, enjoying the heat with her cat Ginger by her side. A few other hobbies she had included leatherwork, reading, tatting and horseback riding. A highlight of her day was when neighbours or friends would stop in for tea and a game of Saskatchewan Rummy, which she loved to play.
Evelyn is predeceased by her parents Mary and William Wilkinson; brother Johnnie Wilkinson; sister-in-law Clara Wilkinson and loving husband Donald (Don) Burroughs in 1993.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son Laverne (Lucinda) Burroughs; grandchildren Jackie Giles, Shannon Walter, Tracey Burroughs, Amanda Walter, Ben Burroughs and James Burroughs and great grandchildren Morgan Borschowa, Jimmy Hindmarsh and Logan Hamilton and nieces and nephews Daryle Wilkinson, Leona (Larry) Geortzen, Terry (Ruth) Wilkinson, Donn Wilkinson, Yvonne (Vern) Cloutier, Heather (Doug) Valentine and Garry (Bonnie) Wilkinson.
A Funeral Service was held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church with Pastor Tom Greentree officiating. Interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Evelyn’s name may do so to The Gideons 501 Imperial Rd, North, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2