Davies, Evelyn

Evelyn Davies passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 89 years.
Evelyn Mabel Lucy was born November 2, 1922 at Theodore, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Mabel Owen.  She took her schooling at Theodore and Yorkton, then graduated from Saskatoon Normal School in 1943 with her teaching certificate.  Evelyn taught at several country schools and then Victoria School in Yorkton.  She met Oliver Davies of Whitewood whom she married in 1950.  They settled on a farm in the area where they raised three children, Leslie, Danny and Catherine who was the Whitewood New Year's Baby of 1961.  The couple remained on the farm until retirement in 1989 and Oliver passed away in 1990 after a battle with cancer at the age of 69 years.
Evelyn loved the outdoors and country life, especially her garden, the flowers and trees which she took care of.  A lover of art and music, Evelyn was an artist and played the violin, being a member of several bands over the years.  She also enjoyed being with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mabel Owen; her sons Danny and Leslie; four brothers and one sister.  She is survived by her daughter Cathy (Brett) Macintosh of Red Deer, AB; her grandchildren Donita and Allanah Davies, Danielle and Matthew Davies, Nick Davies,  Benjamin Fleury and Shelby Macintosh; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
The funeral service was held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Whitewood with the Revs. Wilma and Brian Woods presiding and Hertha Briggs as organist.  The eulogist was Pam Wolf and the readers were Veronica Shivak and Ellen Yuhas.  The Pleasant Company singers sang "In the Garden" and Joseph Mogyorosi sang "Amazing Grace".  Honorary pallbearers were the Pipestone Valley Boys, the Pleasant Company Singers and Carol Matity.  Interment followed in the Whitewood Cemetery with Nick Davies serving as the urn bearer.