Evelyn Henry Reconciliation Scholarship Fund
Evelyn Henry Biography
December 16, 1962 – July 28, 2017
Evelyn was a beloved P.E.O. sister and a charter member of Chapter T, Sherwood Park, Alberta. The Evelyn Henry Reconciliation Scholarship Fund was established by Chapter T in her memory.
The annual scholarship in the amount of $500.00 USD is to be awarded to a female high school graduate or equivalent, enrolled in a Canadian postsecondary school, who demonstrates financial need and plans to complete a degree, diploma or certificate with courses intended to further develop reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Canada.
Evelyn Henry (nee Dumont) was born on December 16, 1962. With a Cree mother and Metis father, Evelyn was extremely proud of her indigenous heritage. She married Eldon Henry in 1985 and they had two children: a son, James and a daughter, Katherine. Katherine is a former recipient of an F.E. Taylor Scholarship.
Evelyn was enthusiastic and passionate about the P.E.O. sisterhood, being the first to volunteer for any task or fundraiser. She was also passionate about helping women to pursue their educational goals.
Personally, she was an avid reader and animal lover. When she wasn’t cooking or baking. she could be found reading a book with a hot cup of tea, a couple of digestive cookies and her two Dachshunds, Achilles and Dot, snuggled next to her.
Evelyn holds a very special place in the hearts of Chapter T sisters, and will always be remembered for her impish grin, her dedication to P.E.O. and her surprise cupcakes!
She entered Chapter Eternal on July 28, 2017. She was serving as vice president of Chapter T at the time of her sudden and unexpected death. Her memory will be cherished through the Evelyn Henry Reconciliation Scholarship Fund.
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Evelyn Henry Reconciliation Scholarship Information
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