BROSSARD, E.M. (Vange) 1928 - 2018 Evangeline May Brossard passed away on July 9th, 2018. She is survived by her children Elodie Ellingsen, Loretta (John) Jellis and Dan Ellingsen; her grandchildren Tawny (Doug) Fremont, Guy (Tammy) Jellis and Antonia (William) Cherry; and her great grandchildren Katie Jean Cherry, Melissa Fremont, Weston Fremont, Eloise Cherry and London Jellis. Vange began painting in high school and continued to create in one form or another for the rest of her life, winning numerous awards for writing, painting and print-making. Her thirst for knowledge never died; over the years she studied painting, photography, sculpture, pottery & ceramics, weaving, art history, archaeology, anthropology and even welding. As well as training in San Miguel de Allende, she attended Vancouver Art School and multiple colleges and universities across Greater Vancouver. She was a regular contributor to several North American arts publications and Vange's work has featured on the covers of Sounder and Room of One's Own. In 1998 she was a finalist in the Canada-wide Competition for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2016 Beaches was published, a collection of Poetry and Paintings by Evangeline Brossard. Vange's output was abundant in every field; she exhibited, and has work in private collections, in Mexico, USA, Canada and Europe. Art was her passion, but she also loved her garden, the news and Sunday morning coffee with family and friends. We are grateful for the support from Vancouver Coastal Health; we wish to thank the amazing nurses from North Shore Community Health, and the wonderful nurses, doctors and staff at North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Shore Hospice would be appreciated, in the name of Evangeline May Brossard, our beloved Mom - Gramma - GG - Vange.
Published in North Shore News from Jul. 20 to Jul. 22, 2018.