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Evelyn Hogan, 64

After a courageous battle with cancer, Evelyn Diane Hogan, aged 64, passed away Sunday May 18, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospice in Thunder Bay.
She was born October 16, 1948 to Ruth and Percy Huntley in Emo, Ontario.
She grew up on a farm close to Bergland, Ontario.
She attended Tovell Elementary School, and Rainy River High School.
She moved to Port Arthur to attend Lakehead Teacher’s College, and started teaching at the age of 17.
Evelyn married Paul in 1968. They were married for almost 45 years. Paul and Evelyn have been Lappe residents since 1972.
Evelyn was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid knitter and kept every newborn in her life wrapped in hand knitted blankets. Her daughters and grandchildren were blessed with years of care packages, gifts, and cards. In college, Julie and Karen were notorious for the care packages that regularly arrived.
Evelyn was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed cheering for Nascar drivers and curlers.
She retired at the age of 53 after 35 years of teaching. She enjoyed 11 years of retirement, which included many visits to Winnipeg and Ottawa to be with the grandchildren. Her dream was to attend the Daytona 500, and she went with her daughters this past February to Florida to see the race.
After retirement, Evelyn actively kept up her friendships through functions such as the Gorham Ware retired teacher’s breakfast and the Lappe Ladies’ Group. She attended as long as her health allowed.
Evelyn is predeceased by her parents, Percy and Ruth Huntley, sister Elaine and brother Larry.
She is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Julie (Jeff) Bell, and grandchildren Sarah, Megan and Joshua, all of Winnipeg; daughter Karen (Jared Roos) and grandchildren Taeo and Keira all of Ottawa, and sister Dorothy (Melvin) Martin of Winnipeg. She is also survived by many sister-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be a viewing at 10:00 on Thursday May 23 at Lappe Lutheran Church. The funeral will follow at 11:00, with Pastor Dan Repo officiating. An interment will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery with Maureen Ahokas officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer research foundations or a charity of your choice.