VEINOT, Evelyn Elizabeth


83, of Fauxburg, passed away at home with her family by her side on September 28th, 2017. Born in Fauxburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Oickle) Langille. Evelyn was fondly known as “Nannie” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the absolute treasures of her life. Evelyn dedicated her life to helping others. She was a devoted member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mahone Bay, serving as President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women and Synod Delegate. She was also an active member of the Altar Committee, Church Council, Atlantic Conference Council, and choir. For over forty years, she organized readers for Sunday services. Evelyn had a passion for volunteering in the community, canvassing first for the Red Cross, and later for twenty-five years with the Canadian Cancer Society. This selfless dedication was a true testament to her generous character. It is without a doubt that her leadership and influence enriched the lives of others, and has made the world a better place. The Prime Minister of Canada recently recognized these remarkable accomplishments with a formal letter thanking her for such noble efforts. Evelyn’s passions included following her grandson’s ox pull competitions, helping on her son’s farm, The Royal Family, and travelling with friends around the world. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Perry; son, Stewart; daughter, Darlene (Gary) Smith; grandchildren, Benjamin (Sarah), Jodie, Jill (Aaron), Francine (Andrew), and Larry; beloved great-grandchildren, Madison, Henry, and Abigail; sisters Beatrice Knickle, Fay Crouse, Rose Wambolt (Bruce Baker), Doreen (Norman) Mossman, and Yvonne Rose (Jerome Tanner); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant brother. Funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 6th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mahone Bay. Burial will take place following the reception at the Northwest Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Evelyn to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr John Jenkins, Pastor Adam Snook, and her entire Continuing Care Team for their compassionate care and support throughout Evelyn’s journey.

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