Evelyn Mae Hampshire was born to Albert and Elizabeth Marston on April 21, 1919 and passed away peacefully at Killam Continuing Care Centre on November 24, 2019 at the age of 100 years.
Mae was born in Sedgewick and attended school at Lawn Hill south-east of the Marston home. Being close to the school meant that Mae and her brother hauled water and had the stove lit before school started during the winter, all done with horses. During World War II she lived with relatives in Toronto, Ontario and worked for Campbell's Soups. Upon her return to Sedgewick, she worked at Beairsto Bros Store. In 1951 she married Maurice Hampshire and they farmed until his death in 1986. She continued to live on the farm until she moved to the Flagstaff Lodge in Sedgewick in 2011. Upon its closing, she resided in Providence Place, Daysland until moving to Killam Continuing Care Centre earlier this year.
Mae was a great baker, producing legendary buns, cookies, and tarts. She happily supplied family and friends with warm knitted afghan blankets, mitts and tuques. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, visiting, attending the sporting events of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially curling, hockey and baseball.
She was predeceased by her brother James Marston, husband Maurice, daughter Margaret and son-in-law Len Kurowski. She leaves to cherish her memory; James (Mell), David (Roseanne); grandchildren; Victoria (Duane) Zimmer, Megan (Ian Strachan), Andrew (Brett), Jennifer, Dallan (Melanie) and Devin; great-grandchildren Joshua and Noah, Evelyn and Sarah, Peighton and Brynn, Declan and Karoline, as well as many treasured friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 29th at 2 pm at the Sedgewick United Church. Donations in memory of Mae may be made to Sedgewick United Church, Killam Continuing Care Centre or a charity of the donor's choice.