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Evelyn Jane Watson (Cort)

April 8, 1935 - January 2, 2019


On the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Evelyn Jane Watson (Cort) passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.  Evelyn’s family was privileged to be by her side when she passed.   She was born on April 8, 1935 in Melfort, Saskatchewan.  In August of 1965, she moved with her family from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Cranbrook.

In Cranbrook, Evelyn worked at Safeway, Woolworth’s, K-Mart and Inn of the South and met many of her good friends through her working years.  Mom/Nana had the biggest heart, gave the best hugs and loved her family fiercely.  She loved cooking and baking for her family and anyone else she felt needed it.  She also loved tending her flower garden in the summer and enjoyed bowling in the winter.

Evelyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 47 years, Gerald Watson; daughters Tisha (Brian) Flint, Brenda (Gord) Wilken and her son Brian (Denise) Chanski as well as her seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  Evelyn leaves behind her brother Cecil (Evelyn) Cort and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Chanski (1971), father Lloyd Cort (1977) and her beloved mother, Verna Cort (1991).

At Evelyn’s request, there will be no funeral service.  There will be a family graveside service in the spring.  In memory of Evelyn, memorial donations may be made to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health – Oncology Dept., 13 – 24th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H9

Family was very important to Evelyn

and all she ever asked was that

we love each other as much as she loved us.


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From: Brian Chanski
Relation: She was my mom

I love you MOM and I miss you so much

From: Kay Amundson
Relation: Mother of a dear lady

Brenda I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing harder than losing your mom. She was a great lady. Condolences to the family.

From: Wilma Switzer
Relation: Cousin

Evelyn was such a kind and gentle person. I for one will truly miss her. I didn’t get to visit her often enough but truly loved and will miss our long telephone conversations. Rest In Peace my dear cousin.

From: Vi Fodor

Dear Brian & family, We were so very sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May you find strength from each other in the days to come. Vi & Frank Fodor

From: Barbara and Ray Knowles
Relation: cousin

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Evelyn was a dear and wonderful person. I am so going to miss the “hi Barbie” that only she ever called me. Loved her so much and will miss her dearly. Prayers to her family that she loved so very much.

From: Cori Van Brabant
Relation: Niece

May the joyful memories of Aunt Eve help ease the pain during this difficult time. Her smile and laughter will remain forever with us. I’m sure Aunt Eve and dad are sharing some of that laughter now. Our prayers, thoughts and condolences are with you all. Love Cori, Phil & family.

From: Terry Hockley

Tisha and Family
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you at this sad time. With Deepest Sympathy
Terry Hockley

From: Gloria and Nick Koznuik & Family
Relation: We have been good friends for over 65 years and were neighbors way back in Moose Jaw.

Evelyn was a very special person and a true friend over the years.
We send our love and deepest condolences to Gerald and family.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

East Kootenay Foundation for Health – Oncology Dept.,

13 – 24th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H9

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