Evelyn Marie Pruden (nee Vert) passed away peacefully in Stettler, Alberta, April 2, 2013, on the same day 42 years after her one true love Norman Pruden, passed. Daughter of the late Barbara Marie Vert (nee Dore) and John Vert of Coronation, Alberta.
Evelyn lived most of her adult life in the Coronation, Alberta area. The happiest years of her life were while married to Norman Pruden, working on their large farm in Silver Heights. Evelyn had a very strong work ethic, planting and harvesting in the fields with Norman, as well as tending to the large gardens she planted, harvested and preserved for her family and extended families. In 1977, Evelyn and her daughter Norma moved to Stettler, Alberta, to create a simpler life. She found great happiness tending to her small vegetable garden and large flower garden. She won many awards for her beautiful creative garden displays. Evelyn babysat many young neighborhood children; she baked and catered meals for many local families and community businesses. She stayed very busy and was extremely happy with her new life.
Evelyn’s passion for baking, cooking and gardening transferred to her daughters. She taught them to always make sure to have extra food on the stove, just in case friends or neighbors dropped in at meal times, which they did frequently! Her door was always open to the many cousins, nieces, nephews, and neighbors. Even after they became adults they would always visit Evelyn for coffee and fresh baked goods. Evelyn was very passionate about making sure everyone had lots to eat.
Evelyn shared a giving generous heart to everyone she touched. She loved and cared deeply for everyone she knew, especially for her grandchildren and the little children she cared for. Her resourceful creative nature, her strength and ability to survive life during great adversity and challenges did not go unnoticed. Unknowingly, Evelyn was a great teacher, especially for her children. She taught them strength, a strong work ethic, resourcefulness, creativity, generosity, compassion, kindness, and how to love deeply.
Evelyn will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Especially her two daughters and her son: Norma (Brady) Flett, Shirley Lang (Wallace), Tex Hemke; her grandchildren: Brittony Lang, Sheena Flett (Steven), Justin Flett (Falhado), Jason Flett (Stephanie), Erin (Allan) Fitchett (nee Hemke) and Kara (Jerry) Jones (nee Hemke); her great grandchildren: Jaxson, Georgia, Ryan, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Olivia, Caleb, Cicely. Her sister Jean Pawluk and her brother Gary Vert and many nieces and nephews survive her.
Her sister and brother in law Gladys and Orville McElree; her brother and sister in law Donnie and Irene Vert; and her brother Ed Vert preceded Evelyn in death.
Funeral services were held at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM, family and friends gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall for a time of fellowship and a dinner. Daughters Norma Flett and Shirley Lang gave loving tributes to their mother as well friends Cheryl Cysouw, Marg Grandfield, Susan Penner and several family members related stories, read poems and reminisced about their friendships of Grandma P.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in her memory. Condolences may be viewed or sent to
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