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Evelyn Irene Foxon

May 26, 1926 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Evelyn Irene Foxon passed away peacefully at the age of 97 in Gladstone Hospital, in the early hours of Tuesday August 30, 2023, with her loving family by her side.

Evelyn, the oldest of 9 children was born May 26, 1926, in Selkirk, Manitoba to William and Alice Winter. She and her family spend her early years in Oxdrift, Ontario on the family farm. They then moved to a farm in Golden Strem where she worked along side of her father. “We grew up in the first part of my life without modern conveniences. Wood had to be chopped, clothes were scrubbed on a washboard after melting the snow and heating it.”

She met and married the love of her life, Laurie, and they raised thier 6 children on the farm that Laurie had bought and prepared for them in Golden Stream. “Grandma Iva had planted a garden there for me”. Evelyn’s favorite way to spend the day there was barefoot behind the tiller. Evelyn was an entrepreneur from the start having made and sold various handcrafted items as well as selling cream and eggs (3 dozen for $1) produced on the farm. When they moved from the farm to Gladstone, Evelyn shared her talent for cooking by working at the hotel restaurant, care home and a shared catering business with her sister-in-law. Following that Evelyn started running a jean store out of her home and with it’s success she expanded to open up her own store front business “Foxon Family Clothing Store”. To finish off their “working” life, Evelyn and her “gracious helper” Laurie, created beautiful ceramics pieces, which they sold at various craft sales around the province.

Evelyn was an active community member, having been involved in various committees, and town events. Evelyn was a giving and supportive member of Gladstone and the community.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, husband Laurie of 61 years, seven of her siblings, her Children- Larry Foxon, Diane Schlamb, Richard Foxon and Cathy Rink and sons-in-law Eric Schlamb and Jack Rink. Left to mourn her passing sister Alice Van Norman, children Betty (Bob) Hill, David (Cathy) Foxon, Daughters-in-law Sheila Foxon and Roberta Foxon, 20 plus grandchildren, 40 plus great-grandchildren, 10 plus great-great grandchildren. What a beautiful family she created. “Some of the happiest periods, and busiest was when all of the family was still at home, as the family grew we had that much more pleasure.”

Evelyn endured many trials in her life and saw more changes than one can imagine. She adapted easily and took everything in stride including the most recent tragedy of the fire in the Galloway building. We want to thank all the community that rallied behind her. We are grateful for the help and care she received along the way. A loving thanks to the homecare workers that gave Evelyn such wonderful care. Special Thanks for Dr Weibe, and Neepawa Hospital Staff. Extra special thanks to the wonderful staff in Gladstone hospital for the care and love shown in Evelyn’s final days. The family is so appreciative.

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Public Viewing
September 5, 2023

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Gladstone United Church

Funeral Service
September 5, 2023

4:00 PM
Gladstone United Church


Seven Regions Palliative Care
Box 711, Gladstone, Manitoba R0J 0T0,


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