It is with sadness but also gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom Evelyn Werle (nee Viercant) at the age of 88 years.
She will be greatly missed by her remaining 3 children and their spouses – Sharon Schwindt/Bernd Kohler, Dwayne/Sandy Werle and Warren/Tracy Werle, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren as well as extended family and friends. She was predeceased just last year by her loving husband Les after almost 66 years of marriage and in 2008 by her oldest daughter Marlene Campbell as well as her parents and siblings.
Mom was the youngest of 4 children born to Harry and Violet Viercant on a homestead in Prestville in northern Alberta. Money was scarce but love was not in their home and living on the farm allowed mom to have the animals she so loved close to her. This love of animals especially dogs, cats and horses continued throughout her life and would influence her children in the same way.
After leaving school, she met the love of her life Les Werle when his seismic crew spent time working in the area. When they married in 1952, they began a life travelling where the oil industry took them – living in a number of provinces across Canada and then international travel to Turkey twice, Mozambique and Australia with children in tow. During those times, she continued to be both mom and dad while dad laboured away from the family for often months at a time. After a number of years abroad, they returned to Canada eventually settling in Calgary for the past 46 years.
Mom welcomed one and all into her home and was known to cook up a feast or even just a pot of homemade soup for many or a few. She had her “Masters” in making jam, jelly and other preserves and enjoyed knitting up a storm for many years. Her main focus throughout her life continued to be her love of family. She faced a number of challenges in her life with determination and strength including living in sometimes politically unstable countries, battling cancer, recovering from a few broken bones as well as dealing with chronic illness later in life. The loss of our dad last year was a blow she had trouble recovering from. She left on her own terms saying she had enough and wanted to be reunited with her beloved husband and daughter. Love you Forever.
She has requested no service but if you wish to celebrate her life, please feel free to donate to a local humane society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.