October 26, 1925 - June 16, 2021
Evelyn Johnson passed away quietly in Brooks, Alberta on June 16th, 2021 at the age of 95. Evelyn Harriet Grant and her twin brother Ivan Wilford Grant were born October 26th, 1925 at their grandmother’s home in Taber, Alberta. Sadly, Ivan passed away at only a few months old.
Evelyn grew up in the Taber area and after high school went to Victoria, B.C., where she trained as a secretary and stenographer. She returned to the Taber area and in 1945 married Cyril Orton Johnson. They lived on the family farm near Barnwell, AB. and had five children – Ronald, Jocelyn, Cheryl, Joel and Cindy. After 25 years on the farm Cyril and Evelyn, along with their three younger children moved to Kitchener, Ontario, where Cyril worked for the federal government. They were in Ontario for 5 years, and while there adopted their son Shane Wilford.
The West was their home and they wanted to be closer to family and friends so in 1975 Cyril transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan, where they resided for three years. Their next move was to Olds, where they lived for the next 40 years. In 2014, after selling her home, Evelyn moved to Brooks, where she spent her final years.
Evelyn was very active her entire life with family, church, and community. She is fondly remembered for her gardening skills, many crafting talents, quilts, braided rugs and the numerous baby blankets she gave to new arrivals in her church.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Cyril, daughter Cindy (Hutchinson) and son Shane. She leaves behind four children; 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. A Family Service was held at the Taber Cemetery on Saturday, June 19th. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM , BROOKS, ALBERTA . Condolences may be forwarded through www.sfh.ca Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866)-362-4652. “Our Families Serving Your Family Since 1951”