Donation – Evelyn Hendry’s Grave Marker
$10.00 – $100.00
At this time, there is no marker on Evelyn Hendry’s gravesite. As a long serving board member of the Raymond and District Historic Society, it is the desire of the current Board to place a marker on her grave in remembrance of her service and dedication as one of the Society’s greatest supporters. Please donate to help us do this. Read more of her story.
Memories of Evelyn Anna Louise (Campbell) Hendry
Evelyn Hendry was born on January 29, 1930 in Calgary to Kenneth George Campbell and Mary Louise Campbell. She spent the majority of her working career in the oil industry in Calgary as an Executive Assistant to senior management.
Evelyn dearly loved the prairies. She grew up and spent her early life in Mundare, Vegreville and Edmonton, then moved with her parents and sister to Calgary. There, she married Donald Hendry and later, with their infant daughter, Pat, moved to his native Scotland for three years. She took pride in her Scottish heritage.
Shortly before her retirement, she relocated to the small town of Raymond and fell in love with the history and the people. She volunteered countless hours with the Raymond and District Historic Society, the AG Society, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Raymond Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society. Her work as President of the Historical Society led her to write, in 2001, the book, “Veterans’ Voices,” an endeavor that won her a medal of honor from the Canadian Legion. She also wrote a book on the War Brides of Raymond.
Evelyn became a member of the Raymond and District Historic Society in 1997, and in 1999 she became the Secretary, then served as President in 2001 through 2011.
Evelyn became ill and passed August 27, 2015 at the age of 85. Her Funeral service was held September 1, 2015 and she is interred at Temple Hill Cemetery. At the time of writing this history, there is no marker on Evelyn’s gravesite. It is the desire of the Board of the Raymond and District Historic Society to place a marker on her grave in remembrance of her service and dedication as one of the Society’s greatest supporters.