Miller, Evelyn Gail

Evelyn Gail Miller (Baird), aged 67, passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 5, 2023, at Souris Hospital after a short battle with Cancer.

Born in Souris, MB on January 14, 1956, to James (Jim) and May Baird, Evelyn lived in Elgin, MB with her older brother Donald (Don). They both attended school in Elgin before moving onto Hartney Collegiate for high school.

On April 13, 1974, Evelyn married Robert (Bob) Miller. They resided on a farm near Fairfax, MB and had their daughters, Gail on January 4, 1976, and Katherine on October 1, 1978. That fall in 78’, they moved from the farm into the town of Elgin.

Evelyn worked all her life caring for and helping patients as a Health Care Aide.  She worked in health care industry in Souris and Hartney until the age of 52. She was also a proud member of the Elgin Legion 216 and a part of the RICE committee in Elgin. She also looked after the town of Elgin’s Water Treatment Plant for years. Evelyn was considered the “neighbourhood mom” especially when she was baking.

Evelyn enjoyed travelling! She was famous for saying “We are going on a grand adventure!” Herself and Bob enjoyed trips to Florida and Mexico several times, but her “grandest” trip was to New Zealand to see her “Sister by Choice” Carol and her husband Alan. What started out as pen pals, and then Facebook friends, turned into a relationship and bond between Evelyn and Carol that would rival any sister relationship. Carol had made the trip to Canada a few times, but none more special than her surprise visit this past October to see her sister after her diagnosis. This meant the world to Mom and to her family as well.

Friends and family visits were always cherished by Mom. Whether it was going for lunch or just coffee, she always looked forward to seeing everyone. Her grandchildren were at the top of the list though. She loved seeing them and always interested in what the grandkids were doing in school or work. She had a special relationship with her brother Don and his families as well. Anytime she saw him, it put a big smile on her face. Mom always enjoyed a good hug from her family and friends.

Evelyn spent her last 4 years in Hartney. She stated that she loved her place there and enjoyed watching the wildlife from the window. Mom would do lots of crafts and you could probably hear her cheering on her beloved Winnipeg Jets.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Jim and May Baird.

She is survived by her daughter Gail (Ryan) grandchildren Dawson and Kaia, Daughter Katherine (Sheldon) grandchildren Madison and Jordis. She is also survived by her brother Don (Rose) and families and Robert Miller along with many close relatives and friends.

A private family ceremony was held at the Elgin Cemetery on November 10, 2023.

A special thank you to Dr. Cram and the nurses and staff at Souris Hospital.

Donations can be made in honour of Mom to Cancer Care Manitoba or to any local animal rescue.

36 thoughts on “Miller, Evelyn Gail”

  1. Sympathy and hugs to you all. Such a wonderful woman that enjoyed life and loved everyone around her! Will forever remember all the special times we had as neighbors raising our kids Together!

  2. Thinking of you Kathy and Gail. We had so many good times as neighbours and friends in Elgin.
    Bruce, Sharon, Darwin,Keith, Trisha and Kim and families

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of this. Evelyn was like my other mom. Sending love hugs and strength to you all.

  4. Gail, Kathy, and Families, My deepest sympathy to you all. My heart is broken. Evelyn was my good friend for 45 years. She was a good, loyal, friend, kind and thoughtful. I will miss her so much. We had many good times together. We spent fun times sitting around the campfire and playing cards. I will cherish those times we spent together and think of her always. My heart goes out to you all.

  5. My sincere sympathy to Gail, Kathy and Bob. Evelyn always had a smile on her face when she spoke of her girls and their families. She loved you all. Always remember that. Rest in peace Evie….

  6. I don’t think I would have ever met Gail, but I remember Bob and his siblings from school days. My sympathy to the family.

  7. Shocked of the news of Evelyn’s passing. My deepest sympathies Gail and Kathy and your Families. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her at the Lodge.

  8. Bob,Kathy and Gail and families,I’m so sorry for your loss,Evelyn always had a smile,a gentle sole and loved her girls and grandkids very much,I worked with her for 14 years at PCH and we both retired in 2013,cherish your memories and keep them close to your hearts, she will be missed,RIP Evelyn

  9. Bob,Gail,Kathy and families.
    Evelyn was more than a sister she was our best friend. The precious memories Rose and I have of Evelyn will last forever.
    Always loved and remembered your brother Don and wife Rose.

  10. RIP Evelyn. Her smile and sense of humour were infectious. She was a great gal to visit with. Peace to Evelyn’s family and close friends.

  11. My sincerest and deepest condolences and sympathy to Evelyn’s family and friends.
    Evelyn will be sorrowfully missed by all including myself.
    “Your battle is now over Evelyn.”
    You will be missed by all. Rest in peace my cousin & friend.

  12. With deepest sympathies to the family Evelyn was a dear friend she was too young to leave this world. Evelyn had a beautiful smile she will be remembered by many
    Darlene may

  13. My condolences to Gail,Kathy, Uncle Bob and Family.
    Auntie will be deeply missed. Having her visiting playing cards, laughing and being silly.
    Go Jets Go!

    Love Jackie,Jeff,Alyssa and Kennedy

  14. Our deepest sympathy to, Gail And Ryan, Kathy and Sheldon and families, to Bob and to Don, Rose and their family on Evelyn’s passing. She was such a kind and caring person with nothing but love for her daughters and grandchildren. I will miss you my dear cousin. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love always, Shirley and Tom Blenkin and family.

  15. Rest in Peace and Love my dearest “Sister by Choice”. Alan and I are heartbroken but I am so glad I got to spend the last 2.5 weeks with you. Time I will treasure. Oh the memories we made and the fun we had in New Zealand and Canada. Your life was a blessing, Your Memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Our deepest sympathy and love to all of Evelyn’s family.

  16. Our deepest sympathies to Gail,Kathy and your families
    on the passing of your MOM.
    Arnold and Brenda Hicks

  17. Many condolences to you Gail, Kathy, Bob and families. Evelyn was a very friendly, fun loving person who would do anything for anyone. She will be missed by many.
    Hugs to all..Keep your memories close to your heart.

    Koryna (Marjorie)

  18. My deepest sympathy goes to all of Evelyn’s family and friends. We only knew each other for a short while but she brought strength support and extreme kindness into my life. Will be very sadly missed love linda from over the pond in wales

  19. I am so sorry to see this announcement. I got to know Evelyn as a customer at our store. I enjoyed seeing her friendly face each time she stopped in. Such a sad loss for all that had the pleasure of knowing her.


  20. Evelyn, my cousin, was a wonderful lady and role model and inspired all who touched her life.
    I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

  21. I went to school with Evelyn she was always a great person to hang out with. We were getting ready to celebrate our 50 year high reunion. We will surely miss her presence but will think of her

  22. I am so saddened to hear the news of Evelyn’s passing. I so enjoyed working with her at Hartney Pch . Had lots of wonderful chats when we car shared to work . You will be missed by so many . Hugs to your kids .

  23. I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was my best friend in Elementary School and High School. We lost touch when I moved to BC but through Facebook we found each other again. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to her daughters Kathy and Gail and their families .

  24. My condolences to Gail,Kathy,Bob and families. Auntie Evelyn will truly be missed. Her smile,laugh and love will never be forgotten. RIP auntie. Love Ginny and Davin

  25. Gail, Kathy, Bob, Don , and Families. I am so heartbroken, Evelyn always called me her second mom. All of us kids were such good friends growing up as were our moms. She was always smiling joking around and full of laughter. I will never forget her smile, and the way she made everyone feel. She will be missed very much. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  26. David and Fay Rolfe
    Gail and Kathy and Families
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time, keep your memories of her close to your hearts.
    R.I.P Evelyn.
    With deepest Sympathy

  27. Bob, Gail, Kathy and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. Evelyn was such a kind and friendly lady. She was so kind to me and my kids. Thinking of you all.

  28. Sorry to hear that she has gone to be with her Mom and Dad.. Heaven will be a better place with her smiles. I have many memories of seeing Don and Evelyn growing up about a block away from our place. RIP Evelyn.

  29. Our condolences to Evelyn’s family she was a beautiful woman inside and out
    I worked many years with Evelyn and she made the workplace fun. We had our own little songs not sung well mind you
    She loved life and was a warm and compassionate friend always ready for an adventure
    She will be missed by anyone fortunate to have known her ❤️

  30. To the family of Evelyn Miller
    Sending deep condolences from cousins Fay and David and Fay’s son Jason. So sorry for your loss, Gail, Kathy, Don and Rose, Bob and families. My mom, Pearl and I were so glad to meet Evelyn and the rest of the family back in 2010 when we drove out from BC and attended Aunt Mays service. May Evelyn rest in peace. Sending love and best wishes.

  31. To Evelyn’s family, we are so sorry you guys. Everyone that met your mom loved her! Her beautiful smile! Her gentle ways, wicked sense of humour!! We got into some mischief together at Elgin school. We are thinking of all of you with sympathy. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  32. Our sincere sympathy to Evelyn’s family. She was always so happy and joyful. Treasure your memories.

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