It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Evlyn, on July 2, 2017 at the age of 76. She is survived by her children, Donna Broschak of Sherwood Park, Dean (Trina) Turkawski of Radway and Denise Zielie of Edmonton; as well as 8 grand children and one great grand child. She also leaves to mourn her brothers, Jim (Elizabeth) Birtles of Mudgee, NSW, Australia, Kevin (Linda) Birtles of Melbourne, VIC, Australia and 5 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by our father, Mike, on February 9, 2017, her mother, Dulcie in 2004 and her father, Roland in 1965.
Mom’s love of travel and adventure took her from her home country of Australia to Europe where she met our dad in 1968. Her travels brought her to Canada where she married dad and her journey continued.
Mom was known for her incredible strength, positive attitude, encouragement and unconditional acceptance of others. She will be remembered for her beautiful gardens, her love of scrapbooking and reading and her knowledge of the world and current events.
Mom gave to and cared for others through her work as a registered nurse and made many unmentioned sacrifices as our mother and nanna.
We have peace and comfort knowing that she is with our dad, in a “beautiful” place, where we will all come together again.
Celebration of Life
July 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM
910 Bison Way, Sherwood Park.