Evelyn Julian Mary Stangowitz (nee Gartner) was born on January 11, 1941 in Macklin, Saskatchewan to Peter and Amalia Gartner.
Evelyn was the seventh child of fifteen children. She grew up on a farm southwest of Cactus Lake and attended Berryville School. She then moved to Macklin and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in housekeeping and in the kitchen. She met Thomas Stangowitz and married him on October 27, 1962. Tom and Evelyn had three children.
Evelyn worked in the hotel and restaurant industry for years and eventually opened her own catering business. She was a hard worker and took great pride in everything she did.
Evelyn enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and music. Music always filled her home as she did daily tasks and she loved to sing along. Her singing and laughter will be missed by all who knew her.
Evelyn enjoyed family gatherings with her brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and extended family. She especially loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In 2014, she lost her loving husband of 52 years. Her strong faith and the special care she received from her daughter Rachel helped her through this difficult time.
Evelyn passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 at Bethany Meadows Care Facility in Camrose, Alberta at the age of 79 years.
Evelyn will be forever missed and dearly remembered by her daughter, Bernadine Bosch (Mark) and her children, Tyne (Robin - Tucker, Piper); Dylan; Kayla (Brenden - Mia, Ali, Ace); Hayden (Courtney); and Taylor (Brandon); daughter, Rachel (Rob) Hartnell and their children, Rayvin (Blais), Keely and Bobby; and son, Thomas (Brandy) Stangowitz and their children, Brody and Hailey; as well as her brothers and sisters, Lillian Gartner; Rosaline Fischer; Louis & Liz Gartner; Raymond & Elaine Gartner; Melvin & Elsie Gartner; Katherine & Don Scherger; Anne & Jim Boser; Dianne & Alan Sherstan; Patricia Gartner; and Marie & Barry Moore.
She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Amalia; her husband, Tom; her brothers, Joseph, Alexander, Gerald and Stanley; her sister, Delores; and sister-in-law, Susan.
A special thank you from the family to the staff of Bethany Meadows; your loving care and attention to our mother will not be forgotten.
“It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home”
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