It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Viola Stoyles (nee Dicks) on September 17, 2019 following a brave battle with cancer. Born, October 19, 1932 on Bell Island, NF, she was predeceased by parents Frank & Florrie (nee Thorne), daughter Denese (in infancy), daughter-in-law Marie-France Cotton, brothers Ronald (in infancy) and Bert (Betty) and sisters Elizabeth (in infancy), Vivian (Paul), Valerie (Kim) and sister-in-law Edith. She leaves to mourn sons Dana, Deven and Duane and daughters Erin (Brad Hickey) and Danita (Brian Tremblett) and fur-babies Sasha and Kya.
Sadly missed by siblings Melvin (Bernardine), Lloyd (Marie), Muriel, Lorne (Shelia), Clayton (Hanna) Cal (Debi) and Eric (Marg) as well as grandchildren Danny (Natasha), Desiree, Ashlyn, Joshua, Sarah and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Our beautiful mother was strong and independent; the constant in our lives. The one we could count on, who would do almost anything for her children and those she loved. She possessed a wonderful sense of humour that often had us in stitches, which she maintained until the end. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved to get her hands on a chainsaw! She could still climb and trim a tree at 80 years young! She had such a zest for life and was always so young at heart. She loved to dance, especially to country and Newfoundland music…even rap on occasion! She had a soft spot for all animals and always seemed to be raising some type of orphaned critter. She held such compassion for children and the unfortunate. She was the cool mom and our friends were always welcomed. And nobody could beat mom’s cooking! She was always happiest when June rolled around and we spent summers at the beach making sandcastles and memories. Oh, the memories.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Funeral service will be held at Corbett funeral home, 95 Dundas st, N. on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 1p.m. with visitation beginning at 11a.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019