It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Evelyn Marie Sutton on Monday December 23, 2019, at the age of 62.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband of over 39 years, Terry Sutton, Daughter Megan and John Tsadilas (Alexis and Evan), son Mathew and Lindsay Sutton (Emily and Benjamin), and son Jordan and Danielle Sutton (expecting in March). Remembered by her brothers and sisters, George (Valentina), Darlene (Ian), Carolyn, Greg, Pamela (Jamie), Jacalin (Larry), Les (Arezou) and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ted and Alice Plastow, and sister Patricia.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ev will be remembered for her courage, strength, positive attitude, and generosity. She took great pride in providing a happy, loving home that was welcoming to all. Her beautiful perspective on life was one of her many cherished qualities and her ability to listen coupled with patience and understanding will be missed dearly.
Ev acquired a dental assisting certificate from NAIT and enjoyed working at the Health Unit and private practice in Lethbridge, AB, as well as at The Golden Dental Center in Golden, BC. When she wasn’t working, she spent time with her Plastow family, keeping her kids busy with activities, gardening, doing puzzles, reading, enjoying games, and cross-country skiing. She built many lasting friendships along the way, including through quilting guilds and her walking club.
Ev`s greatest talent was quilting and she spent much of her time in her sewing room that Terry helped build. Nothing made her happier than to give out her handmade baby and wedding quilts to family members; these will be treasured forever.
Ev and Terry enjoyed camping and exploring the outdoors through various activities, many led by Terry. Ev loved bringing her family together and was quite knowledgeable about her family tree. She hosted many international students over the years and welcomed them as family. She was a proud Nana to her grandchildren, playing with Emily and Ben, watching Alexis dance and Evan play hockey.
Ev was a true inspiration and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Her Celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 6, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A tribute event will be held in Golden, BC this spring (TBA).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Society of Alberta (Lupus.ab.ca).
Thank you to staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the many other medical care professionals who were a part of Evelyn's life.
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