Evelyn Violet Willis


It is with heavy hearts and sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother on June 19, 2019 at the age of 87 years after a long and well-lived life. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her 8 children; Dianne (Gary) Tooke, Janice (Felix) Hovde, James (Valerie) Willis, Robert (MJ) Willis, Lynn (Ray) Fowler, Wendy Betts, Bradley (Candace) Willis, Lori (Joe) Pereira; and her 16 cherished grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; Lisa (Jake) Wedman and 3 children, Greg (Heather) Tooke and 3 children, Amber (Jason) Walters and 2 children, Terra Hovde and Fiancé Randy, Emma Hovde, James, Willis, Curtis Willis, Tessa (Aaron) Richert and 3 children, Steven (Natalie) Willis and 1 child, Dylan (Lisa) Willis, Lindsey (Joel) Cawkell and 2 children, Kaylor Betts, Jacob Willis, Jordan Willis, Austin Pereira, Brooklyn Pereira and  brother Lester (Marilyn) Ollenberg, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband James Austin Willis on July 10, 1998. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Daystar Church (3610 C.W.Gaetz Rd, Leduc, AB T9E 6N4 ).

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Daystar Church

3610 Gaetz Road (Corner Rollyview Road and Range Road 250)
Leduc, AB, CA

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Lisa Willis

Our heart felt condolences to the Willis family. Evelyn you will be deeply missed and are an amazing lady!
Lisa Willis and Peter Notton

Laurie and Ed Willis

Auntie Ev was such a lovely lady, with a big smile and a kind heart. Ed has so many fond memories of growing up living next door to her and of many great times spent with the whole family, and Laurie has always been grateful for her kindnesses from the first time they met and for times spent with her whole family as well.

We were both so sorry to hear of her passing. Sending loving thoughts, sympathy, and virtual hugs to the Willis family.

Love, Laurie and Ed Willis

David and Cathie Cawkell

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Evelyn was such a lovely person. We are so happy that we got a chance to know her. We will always remember her beautiful smile and loving disposition. And of course, her sense of humour. A long well lived life ….. full of love for all of you and yours in return. Bless her soul that now rests on angels wings.

Beth Day

To all the Willis family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom and grandmother. She was a wonderful person and always filled my heart with love when I was in her presence.

Linda Chupka

Dear Val and Jim, it has been many years, but I remember what a loving matriarch Mrs. Willis was. Michael and I extend our sincerest sympathies to you both and your family.


Stuart Meisters

Lori, Brad & Family,
You were blessed with such a great mother. She will be missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My deepest condolences.

Stuart Meisters

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