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Aulenback; Evelyn

Posted By Obits On August 31, 2016 @ 12:44 pm In Obituaries | 53 Comments

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Aulenback – Evelyn W. 81, of Liverpool, Queens Co., passed away in Queens General Hospital Liverpool on Tuesday August 30, 2016.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late G. W. Howland and Evelyn (Grierson) White.
Evelyn received all her schooling here in Liverpool, then went into nurse’s training at the Halifax Children’s Hospital, graduating in 1956. After graduation she moved to B.C., and worked in hospitals in Trail, Victoria, and Ocean Falls, B.C. She lived for a time in Prince Rupert, B.C. before coming back to Nova Scotia, in 1969, and worked at Queens General Hospital until 1980, when she made a change and worked in the office of Dr. David Large, in Liverpool from where she retired in 1995. Evelyn was a faithful member of Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, serving on the Church Council, ACW, the Altar Guild, church choir and served as an Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of Queens Chapter #34, Liverpool, Crescent Chapter #70, Lockeport and was an Honorary member of Arbutus Chapter #30, Milton, Order of The Eastern Star. She was Worthy Matron of Queens Chapter seven times before taking other offices within the Chapters. She was a Grand Representative of Minnesota in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from 1976 – 1979 and of Nevada from 2007 – 2009. She held various appointments within the Grand Chapter of N.S. & P.E.I. and enjoyed every one of them. Evelyn was a member and Past President of the Queens County Historical Society and one of the first two women to join the then Bowater Mersey Band in 1975, and retired from the band in early 2016. Over the years, she volunteered at Queens Manor and canvassed for several charitable organizations.
She is survived by daughters Beth (Peter) Trobridge, of Ottawa, ON and Daphne (Steven) Rainey, of Vienna, Virginia, brother Douglas (Mary) of Halifax, N.S., sister-in-law Eda White of Pickens, South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Willard (2002), and brother Arthur (2006).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral Home, Liverpool, where visitation will take place Thursday evening, September 1, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and where an Order of Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Reverend Bonnie Baird officiating, assisted by Reverend Judy Cross. Reception to follow in the church hall.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church Altar Guild, Queens General Hospital Foundation, Order of Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership or to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from Peter& Joanie Davies on August 31st, 2016 2:07 pm

Our sincere condolences to Evelyn’s family. Fly on your butterfly wings my friend. Blessings!!

Condolence from David F. Large, M D. on August 31st, 2016 2:29 pm

Beth, Daphne and families,

So sorry to learn of Evelyn’s passing. Regretfully, our last communication was from Ottawa at Christmas. I lost track of her from that point until three weeks ago.

We had fifteen great years at 132 Main St. where her calm demeanor, sense of humor and limitless understanding of the human condition brought help and comfort to families in distress.

I will miss her smile, wry humor and endless jokes. She was a good friend.


Condolence from Diane and Donald White on August 31st, 2016 2:51 pm

To Evelyn’s family
Sad news, she was a lovely lady. Always enjoyed meeting her about town and having a chat and a chuckle. She will be missed. Bless her.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on August 31st, 2016 3:35 pm

To Evelyn’s family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. I worked with her a number of years at QGH.
My prayers are with you

Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on August 31st, 2016 3:43 pm

Dear Beth

After reading your moms obituary I realized she was such a busy woman. Take care in knowing I am thinking about you and your family in the coming days ahead.

Condolence from Pam & Brian Foley on August 31st, 2016 4:37 pm

We are sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing, we’ve crossed paths with her on numerous occasions over the years and always enjoyed seeing her. She will be missed.

Condolence from Judi Maillett on August 31st, 2016 4:51 pm

So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing.When she came to the $ store on Main we always had a great chat & she loved to tell a joke or 2.Will miss her.Sending prayers to the family.

Condolence from John and Donna Murray on August 31st, 2016 5:12 pm

We grieve the loss of a friend. She enjoyed life, had a keen sense of humor and contributed to our community. So happy she enjoyed some fun trips, which led to great stories.

John and Donna Murray

Condolence from David Whynot on August 31st, 2016 5:14 pm

To Evelyn’s family I am very sorry to hear of her passing I will miss Evelyn at Church on Sunday’s and ordering Church Calendar from her every year and at the Christmas party for the Queens County Historical Society she was a wonderful friendly kind lady we will all miss you Evelyn RIP Evelyn my dear friend Love David Whynot and family

Condolence from judy quinn on August 31st, 2016 5:51 pm

She was a lovely woman she will be missed by all that knew her R I P

Condolence from Valerie Conrad on August 31st, 2016 6:43 pm

Your Mom was a very lovely lady who I got to know during her employment with Dr. Large. I am sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Annette White on August 31st, 2016 8:30 pm

To my former sister in the Order of the Eastern Star, may your family know how much you were loved and appreciated in everything you did, sending heartfelt condolences to the family.

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on August 31st, 2016 9:24 pm

Beth and Daphne and all Evelyn’s family.

We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.She will be missed by so many ,I worked with her at QGH,for quite some time.Our condolences to you all.

Condolence from David Major on August 31st, 2016 10:13 pm

Out sincerest condolences to Beth, Daphnie, family and friends. I remember her gentle hospitality and wicked sense of humour. A keepsake memory goes back to my teens when I was in the VG ICU with a ruptured appendix. Rousing out af my fog to see Ev the RN grinning from the foot of my bed was the best gift ever!

Condolence from Tim McDonald on August 31st, 2016 10:13 pm

Dear Beth and family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Evelyn was a wonderful person and her passing is a great loss. Thinking of you all during this time.

Condolence from Walter & Noreen MacDonald on August 31st, 2016 11:06 pm

To Evelyn’s family. We are so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. We got to know her better when our boys were in the Mersey Band. She was a lovely person, always had a smile and enjoyed a good joke. She will be missed.

Condolence from David Young on September 1st, 2016 6:49 am

To Beth, Daphne, and your families, my condolences.

Our parents were such great friends, and showed their families how wonderful life could be.

‘Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here!’

Condolence from Pat Sherman on September 1st, 2016 7:04 am

I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing.It was so pleasant to have her visit me when I lived in Somerset a few years ago.

Condolence from Karen Crouse on September 1st, 2016 8:42 am

Beth, Daphne and family:

So sorry to learn that your Mom has passed. Aside from her working life she had many interests and talents. We shared a lot of laughs and many, many chats over the years being associated with the Bowater Band and also as part of the ‘Doctor’s Office Girls’ group who formed a social club of sorts. She coined the phrase,” do you have the ‘misey’ number for Ms. So -in- So”, meaning the MSI number. Then there were the social occasions when there was always time ‘for another one’. Under her quiet, unassuming manner there was a heart of gold and a sense of humour that could keep you in stitches. Rest in Peace Evelyn. I am sure you and Willard are having ‘another one’.

Condolence from Mike and Louann Alexander on September 1st, 2016 9:26 am

So sorry for the loss of a great soul. God Bless. We knew Evelyn for years and loved to go in to Dr. Large’s office and see her beautiful smile.

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on September 1st, 2016 9:56 am

We were sorry to hear about Evelyn. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Evelyn’s family.

Condolence from Karen Henley and John Henley on September 1st, 2016 10:00 am

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Rod MacGillivray on September 1st, 2016 11:20 am

I was very sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing and on behalf of myself and all the members of the Mersey Band we express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Evelyn was a kind soul and a wonderful person and a really important part of our band! I know that we will all miss her from her warm smile to her great sense of humor to her kindness whether it was hosting a meeting, taking photos of the band on parade, or to her years as a dedicated clarinet player in our band. She was just simply a great person!

For all of us who were lucky enough to know her, we know that a very special person was part of our lives. I will miss her a lot and I know we all will.

Rod MacGillivray

Condolence from Amanda Zwicker on September 1st, 2016 11:31 am

Evelyn was a truly amazing woman, I am proud to have known her. She watched as I grew up, in & out of the Doctor’s office and later through the Mersey Band.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Take care through this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Lucier on September 1st, 2016 11:51 am

Dear Beth Daphnee and family. I am so sorry to hear this news. You’ve had a lot on your plate for the last while, and I did think of you . Take care of one another. Sincerely, Lin Lucier

Condolence from Richard MacCaul on September 1st, 2016 1:16 pm

My sincere condolences to Beth, Daphne, Doug and their families

Evelyn, a dear friend of many years. I will miss the time we shared over the years, especially the past few summers during my visit Back Home.
Evelyn will surely be missed by those of us she touched in her life, a good friend and caring mother to her daughters.

Again I extend sympathies to Evelyn’s family. We will all miss her humor, wit and love of life.

I remember her Traveling Mantra, “if they are buying, I’m flying”, Evelyn has surely flown to be with all our `blessed souls gone before . . ..

Rest in peace my dear friend, always remembered, always loved . . ..
Richard . . ..

Condolence from Ruth Anne Zwicker (Mosher) on September 1st, 2016 1:41 pm

Daphne, Beth and families,

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I send deepest condolences at this sad time. Evelyn gave much to the community and led a full life. Having lived on Park St. most of my life, it seems odd that she will not be there. Thinking of you all. Take care. Ruth Anne

Condolence from Grace & Ron Boudreau on September 1st, 2016 1:42 pm

To Evelyn’s family:
We were so privileged to have met your mother Evelyn in the Eastern Star and became good friends and she will be missed by all of us but particularly by Ron and I. She was a wonderful member of oes but also generous in sharing her linden tree plants and her knowledge of so many things. So sorry for your loss but also sorry we didn’t know her longer. Grace and Ron Boudreau

Condolence from Natalie & Bill Crosby on September 1st, 2016 3:08 pm

Good-bye Evelyn, my friend.

We met at Y Camp a long time ago. We were in Hut 3. Met again at Halifax Children’s Hospital. We became busy with “life”. Then, there she was with Willard at a Y Camp reunion in Yarmouth!

Always in touch with cards, e-mail, and visits.

Peace at the last. I’ll miss her. Natalie

Condolence from Jean Strum on September 1st, 2016 5:20 pm

Dear Beth, Daphne and Doug:
I was surprised and saddened to read about Evelyn in todays paper. Please accept my sincere condolences. She was a wonderful, caring nurse and a great lady and I know will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. I know how hard it is to say goodbye, but do try to remember the good times; it really does help.

Jean Strum

Condolence from Kim Masland on September 1st, 2016 6:57 pm

To Evelyn’s Family,

Words cannot describe how much I will miss dear Evelyn. In my short time of visiting with her we became friends . I told her one day while grocery shopping that she reminded me of my Nana – and that my Nana had passed 4 years ago. Evelyn quickly stood up straight and said “I will be your Nana – I would be proud to have you as a granddaughter as I am sure your grandmother was . There is not a time I walk through the dairy aisle that I do not think of her words that day. She warmed my heart every visit with her witty sense of humour, compassion and endless stories. Evelyn was a treasure to me as I know she is to you. My sincere condolences .

Condolence from Nancy. Richards on September 1st, 2016 7:08 pm

Daphne & Beth

So very sorry to hear from Joanie that your Mum had passed away .I ,m remembering many happy times spent with her & your Dad ( with much laughter) & later with your Mum. I know the last year or so has been hard on all & now you know she is at rest .I,m sorry I can,t be with you tomorrow but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love. Nancy

Condolence from JeanSaulnier-Blades on September 1st, 2016 7:38 pm

Sincere condolences to Evelyn,s family. I only knew her briefly in the last few years, but she was a very gentle soul whom I admired. Deepest sympathy..

Condolence from Lisa Killam on September 1st, 2016 9:08 pm

Beth, Daphne and families,

So sorry to learn of Evelyn’s passing. She was always friendly and kind, taking the time to talk whenever we passed each other. Please accept my sincere condolences.


Lisa (Hatt) Killam

Condolence from Brenda and Bob Lohnes on September 1st, 2016 9:39 pm

To Evelyn’s Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was always so friendly and we enjoyed her stories..

Condolence from Susan Levy on September 1st, 2016 10:07 pm

I was so sorry to read this, she was a charmer for sure. I use some of her wit often as whenever I asked how she was doing she would reply “I am able to sit up and take a little nourishment” and I would always laugh. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Fred & Wendy Wamboldt on September 1st, 2016 10:20 pm

So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. Worked with her a number of years at the Queens County Museum with the Queens County Historical Society and the Board of Directors for the Museum. Our sincerest condolence and sympathy to the family.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on September 1st, 2016 10:30 pm

Dear Beth & Daphne & Families:

So Sorry To Have Read About Your Mom’s Passing. We Came To Know Your Mom Through Dr. Larges Office Where She Worked For Many Years. What A Joy She Was And Such A Very Caring Person. Without Any Questions Your Mom Could Put A Smile On Anyone’s Face To Brighten Their Day. I Use To Wait On Your Mom A lot In Sobeys And We Use To Have Our Little Chuckles Together Before She Left. Your Mom Certainly Was One Of A Kind With Such A Loving And Caring Heart Who Was Ready To Help Anyone With Her Soft Spoken Voice And Her Gracious Smile. May God Be With You All And May He Wrap His Loving Arms Around Each And Everyone One Of You To Help You Start The Healing Process. Always Remember Those Most Precious Memories Of Your Mom As They Will Help You Get Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead.. I Know That I Will Always Remember Your Mom For Every Appointment That I Made, She Was Always There For Me!!! May Evelyn Now Rest In Peace As I’m Sure She Is Now Smiling And Holding Hands With Willard!!! God Bless!!!!

Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!!

Condolence from Brenda & Gary Townsend on September 1st, 2016 10:42 pm

Dear Daphne and Beth

We were so saddened to receive the news about your Mom. Our friendship goes back many years with lots of love and laughter being shared with band engagements, our anniversary overnight trips, the plum pudding stirrings on November 11th and numerous other events. We will miss her so much but know she is now with Willard and out of pain. We are very sorry that we won’t get back to Nova Scotia for the funeral service tomorrow but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to your families.

Condolence from DonnaLeigh West (Samuels) on September 2nd, 2016 1:08 am

Dear Daphne and Beth,

So very sorry to hear about your Mother – growing up on Park Street with you both I have very happy memories of your Mom. She was a lovely lady and always had a hello whenever I would see her.

Condolence from Sharon Verge on September 2nd, 2016 7:40 am

Sincere condolences to Evelyn’s family.
I worked with Evelyn at QGH for many years and we always had time to stop and chat over the years.RIP

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on September 2nd, 2016 10:27 am

I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Evelyn Aulenback during this sad time of loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Patricia Boone on September 2nd, 2016 11:51 am

Beth, Daphne, and Family,

Evelyn was a wonderful person whom I had the chance to get to know through the Mersey Band. She was kind, funny and such a wonderful lady. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Leslie Clarke on September 2nd, 2016 2:19 pm

Daphne, Beth and families,
Saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Jennifer (Rudolph) McNeil on September 2nd, 2016 9:58 pm

Dear Beth and Daphne
I was so sorry to see your Mom passed away. I have many fond memories from our Park St days. Thinking of you at this sad time
With sincere sympathy,

Condolence from Al and Paula Doucet on September 3rd, 2016 8:29 pm

Dear Beth,Daphne and families: We want to convey to you our sympathy on Evelyn’s passing. Evelyn made a large contribution to medical care in our Community. We both worked with Evelyn at Queens General and appreciated her kindness, calmness and efficiency. In later years we came to know her as “the cheese lady” as she continued to give to her Community in many ways. She will be missed by many of us ……with our best wishes …….Paula and Al Doucet

Condolence from Duncan MacIsaac on September 3rd, 2016 9:02 pm

Dear Daphne,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. I met her a number of years after having taught you in school. We made the connection and I realized what a gentle, and intelligent woman she was. That doesn’t surprise me, I taught her daughter.
Please know that she is now receiving her just rewards for her good work here on Earth. Try to console yourself and your family knowing that she is in better hands. God bless.
Goretti & Duncan MacIsaac

Condolence from Patricia Armstrong on September 6th, 2016 5:43 pm

Sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing. We had a great trip to Oklahoma together and I know so many people will miss her.

Condolence from Michele Vienneau on September 8th, 2016 12:54 am

To Beth, Daphne and their families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Lean on each other and keep her memories close. Know that friends are thinking of you in this difficult time.

Condolence from Crystal Tonello on September 8th, 2016 7:55 am

Dear Beth, Daphne and families,

So saddened to see the announcement about your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by many!

Memories of our many hours together on Park Street will be cherished.

Take good care.

Condolence from Susan Lane on September 9th, 2016 1:05 pm

Our sincere condolences to Beth and Daphne and your families. Evelyn was a lovely lady with a sly wit and we always enjoyed her participation in Robbie Burns celebrations at Lane’s. She will be very missed.

Condolence from Stephen Munroe on October 1st, 2016 9:47 pm

So sorry to here of her passing I played 10 years in the Mersey band and I knew her husband who also played in the mersey band. My condolences from my family to hers.. She was always a nice and polite woman.

Condolence from Tonny and Marg Larsen on January 10th, 2017 3:31 pm

Dear Beth, Daphne and families
We were so sad to learn of Evelyn’s passing, over the New Years week end. WE loved her dearly and she referred to me as her surrogate sister. We remember you both so fondly from your visit to us in our home so many years ago in Kamloops. Your lovely Mom always had a smile and a new joke to share with us. We met her in 1963 in Ocean Falls when she was my nurse. Discovered we lived in the same apartment complex there and from that time shared many fun visits with your parents way back in those days. We wondered why her cards to us hadn’t come as expected last year. Our love and condolences go out to you both. With love Tonny and Marg Larsen

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