McEvoy, Albert Grant

McEvoy, Albert Grant; It is with sad but grateful hearts that the family of Albert McEvoy announce his passing on September 16, 2014. Albert Grant was born August 15, 1925 on the farm at NE 20-10-21 Whitehead Municipality and passed away there as well. He was the only child of Acey and Sidney (Magee) McEvoy. Albert’s entire life was spent living and working on the family farm at Alexander. He also drove school bus for 13 years for the Brandon School Division. Albert was a faithful community member, supporting the church, rink, community clubs and was a member of the Canadian Order of Forresters. In 1963 he married Georgina Pearson. Four children were welcomed: Alison, Ken, Bill and Jennifer. Albert was predeceased by his parents Acey and Sidney, in-laws George and Mabel Pearson, daughter Jennifer Boekeman, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His memory is cherished by his wife of 51 years Georgina, children Alison (Mark) Murray, Ken (Patti), Bill (Vreni) and son-in-law Tim Boekeman. Eleven grandchildren who are so special: Alexandra and Julianna Murray; Lauren, Logan and Jack McEvoy: Annie, Layah and Sarah McEvoy: Josh, Keely and Spencer Boekeman: sister-in-law Jean Voth, brother-in-law Jim Pearson, cousins and cousins-in-laws. Donations in Albert’s memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave. Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P6 or a charity of one’s choice. A graveside funeral service was held at the Alexander Cemetery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and visiting followed the service at the Whitehead Hall in Alexander.

9 thoughts on “McEvoy, Albert Grant”

  1. Georgina and family, it was with deep sadness that we read of Albert’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, may you find solace in your memories of happier times and in each other!

    Judi and Ed Carroll

  2. Georgina and family: I was sorry to hear of Alberts passing. He was such a wonderful person. He always had a joke ready and it was just nice to be around him. I hope you can find peace in knowing that Jennifer and Albert are now together, laughing and joking like old times.
    Shawna J

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Albert will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

  4. My sympathy to you Georgina and family. I fondly remember the good times we had in Alexander and the times you came to our dances. Albert’s humour will never be forgotten. Only he could tell a joke as it was supposed to be delivered. Take care. Vi Emerson

  5. so sorry to hear about albert I will always remember him being at the alexander rink you could always get your skates tied because you were to small to do it yourself. he will be missed he was a wonderful man.

  6. I am sorry to learn of Albert’s passing. Many times I have enjoyed a chuckle and/or smile created by his humor! No doubt your family will miss him very much but your unity will get you through this sad time.

  7. Georgina and family: We were so very sorry to read of Albert’s passing. We know he will be sadly missed by family, friends and community. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Carol and Don Hawking, Onanole

  8. So sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. He was always so cheerful ,and his smile and easy laugh could brighten even the toughest day at school. My condolences to you Georgina and all your wonderful family.

  9. To Georgina and Family.
    We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time. With sincerest sympathy. Vona & Grant

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