Evelyn Marryatt



Obituary of Evelyn Marryatt

Marryatt, Evelyn H.: 78, Melville Lodge, Halifax, NS, passed away on January 16, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with ALS. Born in Halifax on April 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Nightingale) Drysdale, Halifax, and the late Joseph Chamberlain, Bathurst, NB. She was a member of the United Church. She also belonged to Topps. Evelyn enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking, cooking, having family for Sunday dinners, playing cards, gardening, doing puzzles, and was an avid fan of Coronation Street. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Thomas (Roy), Williamswood, sons, Allan (Anne), Spryfield, Christopher (Shirley), Lower Sackville, and Norman, West Pennant. She is also survived by grandchildren, Derek, Amy, Christopher, Tara, Kariann, James, and Michael, great-grandchildren, Eric, Victoria, Josh, and Darcy Grace, as well as her sister and best friend, Eileen Marriott (Clifford), sisters, Violet Dort (Raymond), and Margaret Drysdale, brothers, Bill Drysdale and Gordon Drysdale, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy B. Marryatt (1993). She was also predeceased by sister, Doreen Taylor, and brothers, Jackie Drysdale and James Drysdale. The family would like to thank all those who helped Evelyn during her struggles with ALS, especially the Red Cross homecare workers, the dedicated caregivers at Melville Lodge, Dr. Jack Graham, Dr. Ian Grant, Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Turki Alameet, and the staff of 8.1 and 8.2 of the Halifax infirmary. We would also like to thank all those who visited and spent time brightening her days. Resting at JA Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 12-1:45 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 2PM from the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ellen Wilson officiating. Interment will take place in St. James’ Cemetery, Sambro, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com
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