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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.

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Published in North Shore News from Jul. 20 to Jul. 22, 2018.
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August 4, 2018
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Gill Collins
Jul 21, 2018
Upon returning to Canada from N.Z. as a 15 year old I met Elodie and her wonderful mother Vange. She was the most
welcoming, generous and insightful of women. The house
on Marine Drive was often filled with interesting people which made quite an impression on me.
A long life, well lived and loved by her family. Condolences to you all.
Gill Collins
July 31, 2018
Dear family and friends,
My deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of my great Aunt Vange, I never had the privilege of meeting her, as she was a remarkable woman and more. I am so sorry for your loss. With much love.
Emily Williams
July 26, 2018
Elodie & Family: So very sorry for your loss. Vange was a very talented, outgoing and ever curious woman. Her laugh was infectious. It was a life well lived for sure. I am sure you will all cherish the memories. My thoughts are with you.
Bev Downing
July 20, 2018
Elodie, sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. She shared her talents with many who will never forget her generosity in doing so. Diane Roussin
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