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Evelyn (nee: Rankin) was born and raised in the province of Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of a police officer and a homemaker. As a young girl, her parents would drop Evelyn, along with older brother Jack, at Sunday school each week, where a seed was planted that would come to flourish many years later.
After graduating high school, Evelyn began her bookkeeping career at a fire department – and later at a food distributor. In 1950 she moved to Vancouver, BC, and it was there she met the charmer, Wayne Scott, on a local dance floor.
Married just seven months later, on April 7, 1956, Wayne and Evelyn would go on to enjoy 62 years together. In 1964, they picked up and moved to Prince George, BC, where they raised their family of three children.
Wayne and Evelyn both came to faith in Christ during their early 40s which began a life-long pursuit of ‘more.’ More of Jesus, more of His Word, and more ministry to hurting people. Their door was always open, and so people came. Praise music was often heard in the basement - Wayne playing his guitar, Evelyn with her hands raised.
As a homemaker, Evelyn provided love and security for her family. Each day she met her children at the front door after school, always with the family dog at her heel. Eventually, as her nest emptied and the winters grew too long, in 1986 she and Wayne chose to move back to the coast of BC where they settled once again in Greater Vancouver – as did their children before them.
There Evelyn became a local chapter president for the Women’s Aglow ministry. She also worked a few years as a bookkeeper in the private sector until the Canadian Aglow executive team sought her out to take on the full-time role of National Treasurer. Evelyn would hold this position for 7 years. She loved figures and had an astonishing memory for them (well into her 80s) but she loved those ladies she served with even more.
Retiring from full-time work in their 70s, Wayne & Evelyn returned to their roots – the fields of the prairies. Settling into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Evelyn was soon once again leading her local Aglow chapter. She further touched lives as an Aglow speaker ministering to women at other chapter meetings and conventions.
When not serving in Aglow or offering fellowship in her home, Evelyn would often be found either reading Christian books and mysteries or knitting beautiful afghans to give away to family.
In 2016, Wayne’s declining health required Evelyn to move from her beloved Canada to live with Bryan, Barbara, and April in Louisiana. The Lord graciously provided a wonderful home-church with ‘instant’ friends who welcomed them both with open arms.
Although Evelyn never got over having to leave her Aglow ministry and Canada behind, worse was losing her sweetheart in 2018.
After a year in assisted living care, Evelyn passed away very peacefully due to stroke complications. She was just a few months shy of 92. Evelyn and Wayne are now joyfully reunited.
Evelyn had a focused, positive perspective on life. She was enormously well-liked, probably because she never met a stranger. She loved and invested in people – since the Father had invested His heart of ministry within her and lavished her with His love. This, then, will be her lasting legacy.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Wayne Scott. She is survived by daughters Erin Scott Ashley and Barbara (Bryan) Markland, son Steven (Maria Alcantara) Scott, and grandchildren Zachary, Laurel, Devon, Torrin, April, Natasha, and Arianna.
Funeral service to be held Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the Eternal Rest Cemetery on-site at Bagnell Funeral Home 75212 Highway 437 (Lee Road), Covington.
Please join the family for lunch and shared memories of Evelyn at the Markland home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully received by Peristyle at Beau West, Mandeville (a fully dementia care assisted living.)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Central time)
Bagnell & Son Funeral Home
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