Evylen Havelin, 76, of 1129 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
She was born Nov. 27, 1921 in Port Arthur, Ont. to the late Henry and Grace Corbett.
On June 22, 1943, Evylen was united in marriage to Moses “Bill” Havelin in Pembroke, Ont. Following their marriage, Evylen moved to Cultus Lake, B.C. for a short time, and then returned to Port Arthur to live with her parents until Bill returned from serving overseas.
The family then moved to Hamilton, Ont., and later to Dorion in 1952 until 1962. During the early 1960s, they returned to Port Arthur to reside until moving to Fort France in 1981.
Evylen was a member of the Anglican Church. She enjoyed baking and giving her baked goods to the Nor-West Animal Clinic, the East End Store, and to her neighbours and friends.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother; her life and hobbies were her family, and she always ensured that her family came first.
She was predeceased by two sons, Robert Ernest, and Roderick Brian; one sister Grace; and one brother in infancy.
Evylen is survived by her husband, Moses “Bill” Havelin of Fort Frances, Ont.; son, Bill Havelin of Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Judy and husband, Dan Webster, of Fort Frances, Ont.; three close grandchildren, Robert Webster, Robin Havelin, and Jamie Havelin; and one sister, Phyllis and husband, Lou Kallos, of Thunder Bay, Ont.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Rev. Diane Clifford officiated, with interment in Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay.
Honourary pallbearers were Robert Webster, Robin Havelin, Myriah Lesko, Wendell Stevens, Rick Cooper, Fred Russett, Steve Lenart, Don Patrick, and Ron Patrick.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8, or to Riverside Foundation for Health Care, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.