Elsie Evans

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Evans, Elsie Elizabeth


Elsie passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on April 22, 2024. Born on March 9, 1934, in Fredericton, NB, she was the daughter of the late Laura E. Carr and Clarence E. Carr.

Elsie was a Registered Nurse; she was a graduate of the Oromocto Superior School – Class of 1953. She graduated from the Victoria Public Hospital Nursing School in 1956 as a Registered Nurse and was President of the VPH Alumni from 1996-99. Elsie was a partner in Lynwood Evans (Esso) Ltd. She also loved to read. She was a member of Nashwaaksis United Church, Fredericton, NB. Elsie was on the Executive Committee and was Chairman of Pastoral Care.

Elsie loved her family time.  She enjoyed summers at Harvey Lake and family camping trips. In addition to her family adventures, she loved traveling around the countryside with best friends Donald (Peanut) and Marion Clowater and, in her later years, on bus trips with her friend Mary Holland.  She looked forward to going to Saturday morning breakfast and was always ready to dine out with family and friends. She was an avid reader who enjoyed several genres of literature.  She had a soft spot for all animals and considered pets to be members of her family.  She loved long conversations with family who lived away.

Elsie lived in many places growing up as her father needed to relocate to various locations for his line of work.  As a young girl, she had many experiences outside a normal childhood. For example, when she lived in Quebec, she was a translator and assistant for a doctor as a young child. This experience may have influenced her choice to be a Registered Nurse. She lived during WW 2 and became an adept mechanic.  Her mechanical skills were valued by her neighbours whom she helped throughout her life. She departed her career as a Registered Nurse to help her husband start and grow a successful family business that continued 60 years.

Elsie welcomed everyone, and most especially her children’s friends. She made sure they had lots of good food to eat and often a place to sleep.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Heather Bird (Bill) and Karrie Evans; son, Vaughan Evans (Marilyn); grandchildren, Sandy Bird (Karen), Adam Bird (Trena), Samantha Evans, Abigail Evans, and Tabitha Evans; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Bradley, Gwyneth, and Hayden Bird; brother-in-law, Ronald Evans (Sherrie); godson, Timothy Clowater; and several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb 'Lynwood' Evans; parents, Laura E. Carr and Clarence E. Carr; sisters, Marilyn Carr and Constance Carr; brother, Vincent Carr (Bettyann); and sister-in-law, Donna Arnold (John).

Visitation will be held at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB, on Friday, April 26, 2024 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be conducted at Nashwaaksis United Church, 46 Main Street, Fredericton, NB, on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 2 pm, with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating and Rev. Franklin Curtis assisting. Interment will follow at North Cardigan United Church Cemetery. For those who desire, contributions may be made to North Cardigan United Church Cemetery, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be shared at www.yorkfh.com.



York Funeral Home
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


York Funeral Home
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

Nashwaaksis United Church
46 Main Street
Fredericton , New Brunswick, Canada


North Cardigan United Church Cemetery
2471 Route 620
Hamtown Corner, New Brunswick, Canada
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