McKee, Evelyn Marlene (nee Want)
Passed away of complications due to Covid19 with family by her side in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of James Albert McKee (deceased 2002), much loved Mom of Deborah (Bernard Michaud), Richard McKee (Donna), Mary Ellen (Wayne Leechford), dear Gramma to Patrick (Lindsay), Alexander (Sara), Philip, Madeleine, Sydney and Ava, great Gramma to Aiden and great granddaughter due in June. Sister to Joyce (Trevor Irons), Fred Want (Betty), Sister in Law to Patricia (Bill Jarvis), the late Sharon (survived by Peter Kolopack), and the late Marilyn (Carl Daniels), and Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Mom trained as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, ON, and loved being a nurse. Mom and Dad were married on February 20, 1960 and farmed on the McKee family farm outside of Millbank, ON and in 1998 they retired to Wyevale and built their home. Mom was well known for serving her community in many ways and used her baking and crafting skills, which she was so well known for. She made many Teddy bears for friends and family and was always cooking and baking for a family or church function. Mom loved to sing in the choir at church and could often be heard singing a favourite song from the musical “Oklahoma” or “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” while she worked. For many years mom was very active in the Women’s Institute and the ACW and led 4 H clubs all while nursing part time, full time farming as Dad’s right hand in the barn and the field, raising three children, canning and gardening.
In the last few years Alzheimer’s disease took its toll on Mom but she never lost her enjoyment for serving others, her love of singing and her playfulness. She will be deeply missed by us all.
A private family funeral will be held on Saturday March 20 at 1:30 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Live streaming of the event will take place and we would love for you to join the service on Youtube: lynn stone funeral home - YouTube
Interment will take place at the Grace Anglican Church Cemetery in Millbank in the spring.
A celebration of life will take place when safe to do so.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Elmvale Foodbank (as farmers, always concerned about feeding people Mom and Dad volunteered together at the foodbank)
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com
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