It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Evelyn Jean Watt (nee Brown) on July 8, 2022 at the age of 84 years. She died peacefully in the Morris Hospital with family at her side.
She leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years Brian, her son Alex (Janie), daughter Margie (Wally) and granddaughters Rebecca and Jennifer. She is also survived by her big brother Glenn and younger sisters Marion and Bev (Nik) and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Evie was predeceased by siblings Gordon, Alice and Carol. Her third child Grant died in infancy.
Evie was born September 1st, 1937 to Orville and Norma Brown and grew up and was schooled in the Sperling area. After high school she went to Normal School in Winnipeg. After teaching for a brief period she married Brian and moved to the farm near Rosenort. She was great help in caring for Brian’s aging parents. After Alex and Margie were in school, she started working off farm to help pay the bills. For 10 years she worked as a TA at the Rosenort School. Following that she worked as a bookkeeper at the local feed mill for 20 years. Upon retirement she kept up her bookkeeping skills as a volunteer for the Morris Museum. Apart from the off farm jobs, she had plenty to keep her busy at home. She would do practically anything that needed to be done. She raised her two kids, looked after her in-laws, had a big garden, tended to the animals and the crops, right along side Brian. She even got her bus driving certificate so she could fill in for Brian when he was too busy on the field.
She had a love for her family that was unconditional. Getting together with siblings and their families was always a highlight to her. As she got older, hobbies included crocheting, knitting and quilting. She also enjoyed singing in the choir at church.
The memorial service for Evie will be held at the Morris United Church on Friday July 22, 2022 at 2 pm. A private family internment will take place before the service.
The family would like to thank Dr Fraser and the staff of the Morris Hospital for the countless hours of care. Also many thanks to neighbors and friends for their time, kindness, rides to the hospital, and food.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation:
HEART Team Inc.
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