Evelyn was a public face for many years in Millet. Committed to everything she did, she enjoyed interacting with people. She gave up her time to make Millet a great place to live.
Evelyn was born on August 30, 1935 in Loverna, Saskatchewan. She was the 5th child of 8 children born to Phillip and Irene Branigan. She excelled in school, graduating early because she took grade 8 and 9 in the same year. Evelyn was also very athletic and active, winning 1st place in the provincial Javelin Throwing competition when she was 16 years old.
In 1953, at age 18, Evelyn attended Scot’s Business College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to take formal secretarial training. On June 6, 1953, Evelyn married Glen Mosier, a friend of her brother Patrick. They had 4 children; Marilyn, Reginald, Laurie, and Ellen. On February 2nd, 1963, the family moved to Millet, making it their home. The family moved into a house parallel to Highway 2A. It had no electricity or plumbing, so Glen, Evelyn, and Evelyn's brother installed it themselves.
Evelyn worked as a secretary at Millet School for 4 years. For another 4 years, she did the Rural Mail Delivery for the East and North side of Millet . After this she continued working for the post office, working as a postal clerk. After 6 years in this position, she moved to the position of Postmaster for Canada Post. She was later transferred to Winfield, AB, to continue working as a postmaster, a position she held for 10 years.
Evelyn Mosier was an active volunteer in Millet. A member of the Women’s Institute, she enjoyed organizing parade floats and setting up for the Millet Parades. Evelyn was also a treasurer for the church board, taught Sunday School, and helped with special services at the United Church. Evelyn also loved playing sports, such as curling. She even skipped a team for Millet Curling Bonspiels. She was committed to helping with various Millet events up until her passing in 2004.
EM045 - Evelyn showing off her painting at the Wetaskiwin Mall