Evelyn Laura (Letcher) Benson

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Born Oct 13, 1929. Died July 17, 2012 Evelyn was born in 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta, the oldest child in a family of three. As a young girl, she moved to Vancouver, where she met and married the love of her life Harry Benson in 1947. Evelyn and Harry had two beautiful daughters, Susan and Brenda. Evelyn was a very social person, and her outgoing personality allowed her to have an extremely successful real estate career in Calgary. Evelyn was an amazing cook, and loved to entertain. She had a penchant for decorating a beautiful home and had a passion for flowers and her garden. She loved the arts and entertainment; one of her favourite activities was going to Tea and Trumpets at the Orpheum in downtown Vancouver. Evelyn was a beautiful woman who took pride in her appearance and had great style. She had a grand sense of adventure and loved to travel. She was very intelligent and well read; she enjoyed reading and was always well versed on the current events related to politics and the world. She had great love and pride for her family.

Evelyn spent her remaining days in Lions Gate Hospital and though she had real medical problems, her family believes she died of a broken heart from the passing of Harry, her husband of 65 years. During that time, she was visited and consoled by all of her immediate family. Evelyn is survived by her daughters Susan and Brenda, granddaughters Laura and Melissa, grandson James, sons in law Steve and Dan, and great grand-daughter Anastasia.

Evelyn's family would like to thank all of the compassionate staff at Lions Gate Hospital that took good care of her in the final weeks of her life.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 28, 2012
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