Evelyn “Ev” Beatrice Yerex (nee Lange)

June 7, 1919 - October 31, 2007

Yerex, EvB.jpgOn October 31st Evelyn Yerex aged 88 years passed over peacefully at her home, Taché Centre, in Winnipeg.  Ev was predeceased by her loving husband, Edward James Yerex on April 11, 1997 and her darling infant son, Douglas also on April 11th to the minute, but in 1946. 

Born and raised on Victor St. in Winnipeg, she met and married Ed Yerex 1939.  They settled in Edson AB for years where they joined the Liberal Party as “ghost writers” for sr. politicians. She was a champion bowler. In 1956 they moved back to Winnipeg’s Valour Rd where four generations eventually lived. In the ‘60’s they moved to St. Norbert MB, known by the neighbourhood children as Grandma and Grandpa. They founded Theatre St. Genèse, an amateur community theatre group for any and all youth to enjoy. Ev & “Big” Ed changed the lives of many young people. They volunteered their skills to Age and Opportunity. Although Ev’s interests were broad, she enjoyed card games, bird watching, fishing, camping, loved taijiquan and (thank goodness) baking & cooking. She loved creating oil paintings and was an avid outdoor canoeist and naturalist.  

Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her four children Roy, Inez (Ines), Caroline and Clifford. By son Roy Yerex (& Sharlene Bartley) of Matlock MB: his children - Lisa Yerex of Geraldton, AU with children Emmett & Lawrence Hunter-Yerex, Yolanna Yerex (& Rick Wiebe) of Morden MB, and Ed (& Sharon) of Wpg. with children Dylan, Jordan, Dalton. By daughter Inez “Ines” Rogers (& John) of Toronto ON: their children - Naomi (& Garry) Lambright of Maple ON with children Elycia, Arianna & Matthew, James of Liverpool UK, and Daniel (& Dionne) Rogers of Ballantrae, ON with children Robynne, Brandan, twins Joshua, and Noah. By daughter Caroline (& Harry) Miller of Wpg.: her children - Barbara Barrett of Calgary AB with child Chase Collins, Eladia Smoke (& Max Wilson with child Kaelah Marcoux) of Wpg, and Renata Smoke of Wpg. By son Clifford (& Rachèle) Yerex of Wpg: their sons - Joel Yerex with child Devin, Nathan (& Erica) Yerex with children Owen & Madeline Swendrowski-Yerex, and Robert. She also leaves to mourn her sisters Margaret Ingram of Florida, US and Jenny O’Neill of St. Albert, AB, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service open to family and close friends of Ev’s will be held Sat., November 10th, at 6:30PM at the Fort Whyte Interpretive Centre. Flowers graciously accepted or you may make a donation to Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road, Wpg R3P 2K9 or the Taoist Tai Chi Society, 1100 Pembina Hwy, Wpg, R3T 1Z9

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.

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