Evelyn Cunningham

Evelyn Margie Cunningham

1934 - 2023

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Obituary of Evelyn Margie Cunningham

 Evelyn Margie Cunningham

(July 25, 1934 - November 2, 2023)


Evelyn Cunningham of Camrose, formerly of Kelsey, peacefully passed away with family by her side on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the age of 89.

Evelyn was born July 25, 1934 at Wanham, Alberta to Ole and Gena Wrolson. She was always very proud of her Norwegian heritage. By 5 years old she had sadly lost both her parents and with her sister Doris, moved to Turner Valley to be raised by her older sister, Myrtle. Evelyn’s early schooling was in the Turner Valley – Longview area.  At the age of 14 years she moved to Edmonton and completed her schooling. Evelyn then moved to Leduc to live with her sister Doris and her family. In Leduc she started her career working at AGT as a telephone operator. She was quickly promoted to work at the Head Office of AGT in Edmonton.

In 1960 Evelyn met George and they were married the following fall on October 28, 1961 in Kelsey. As a city girl she soon embraced life on the farm. They welcomed 2 girls in the years that followed; Shelley and Brenda. Evelyn took great joy in gardening, camping, fishing, cooking, baking and going with George to ball tournaments. Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren and in later years her great-grandchildren, especially baking for them, having them for sleepovers and attending their sporting and school events. She was always their greatest cheerleader.

George and Evelyn worked side by side on the farm until 1994 when they moved to Camrose. There she enjoyed yard work and visiting with all the neighbors. During their time in Camrose Evelyn enjoyed volunteering with the United Church and especially enjoyed the years volunteering with Meals on Wheels. 

Evelyn loved nothing more than having her family gathered at her home where she could cook for everyone and no one left hungry! She will forever live in the hearts of her family, friends and neighbors.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Art and Gerry; and sisters Myrtle Alexander and Doris Powell. 

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years George; children Shelley (Phill) Murray and Brenda (Dave) Elder; five grandchildren Scott and Eric Murray, Michael (India) and Kevin (Jenny) Noel, and Sarah (Gary) Plummer; great-grandchildren Jack and Liam Plummer; brother-in-law Roy Cunningham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to the wonderful staff at Seasons Memory Care.

A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18, 2023 from the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose officiated by Rev. Mary Ann Pastuck. The service was livestreamed and can be viewed at the following link:CityLights Church YouTube A recording will be accessible a few days following the service.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to Battle River Community Foundation or to Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. 


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, November 18, 2023
CityLights Church
4920 48 Street
Camrose, Alberta, Canada