TELFER, Evelyn “Lyn” (née Harrison)

April 4, 1952 – August 27, 2023

On Sunday, August 27th while the summer sun was shining and the birds were singing outside her window, Lyn Telfer passed away peacefully at the age of 71, with her family by her side after a short but very courageous battle with cancer.

Lyn was born on April 4th, 1952 in Marathon, Ontario. She met the love of her life, Ken Telfer in 1968. They later married on November 13, 1971 and together raised their daughter Trina. In 1979 Lyn, Ken and Trina moved to The Pas, Manitoba where they made their home for the next 43 years and where she met many of her closest friends. Lyn was a hard and conscientious worker who was employed at the University College of the North for 26 years in various secretarial positions, retiring in 2007 as the Executive Assistant to the President. Lyn and Ken again moved in 2022 to Cochrane, Alberta to be closer to Trina and their two granddaughters Ainsley and Brooke.

Over the years Lyn enjoyed curling, aerobics, snowshoeing, walking, reading and watching all the Hallmark movies. Like her dad, she never passed up a good buffet or a great sale. She also learned to love fishing with Ken and would boast about her many Manitoba Master Angler awards. Ken and Lyn were avid motorcyclists, travelling hundreds of thousands of kilometres on their Harley Davidsons doing runs with friends and family from coast to coast in Canada, the United States and locally, especially around The Pas. She also enjoyed travelling with Ken after her retirement and enjoyed many winters in Mexico. The family will certainly miss her baking skills as she made the absolute best butter tarts, apple crisp, chocolate cake and Grandma Telfer’s shortbread. Lyn had a great sense of humour and kept it right to the end.

She will forever be in the hearts of her husband, Ken, her daughter, Trina , her grandchildren, Ainsley and Brooke Prokopow, her sisters, Patricia Maltais (Leo), Cynthia Russell (Bob), Barbara Draper (Barry), her sisters-in-law Lorna Froste, Rhona Telfer, brother-in-law, Richard Telfer (LaDawn) and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Stuart and Mary Harrison, her mother and father-in-law, Ella and James Telfer, and her son-in law, Allan Prokopow.

A thank you goes out to all of Lyn’s friends who sent such kind thoughts and prayers, to those who came to visit and especially Susan Ford who spent time here taking care of Lyn and us. To Dr. William Solyom, the kind and dedicated Doctors, Nurses and HC assistants at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and the Special Services Building in Calgary.

At Lyn’s request there will be no funeral service. An entombment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or the Foothills Medical Centre, Special Services Building or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On August 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm Kerry Ann Bell Said:

    I have many wonderful memories of Lyn (a.k.a Aunty Lyn) during her visits to Marathon. She was such a kind person. Thinking of everyone who loved Lyn, especially Ken, Trina, Ainsley and Brooke.

  2. On August 30, 2023 at 6:12 am Donna Klukie(Dudgeon) Said:

    My sincere condolences to Ken and family and to Lyn`s sisters.

  3. On August 30, 2023 at 10:23 pm Suzanne Tremblay Anderson. Said:

    My sincere condolences to Ken, Trina, granddaughters and the entire Harrison family! Lyn and I enjoyed many a good time back in the day! Always enjoyed a lot of laughs about our shenagens in our high school years! ♥️Suzanne

  4. On August 31, 2023 at 1:10 pm Roslyn Macarthur Said:

    Forever in mu heart ! I love you to the moon and back Lyn ! My heart is broken for Ken ,Trina Ainsley ,Brooke . And the entire Family how will miss her terribly . Thinking of each and everyone of you . So Grateful to have had her in my life . She was a beautiful lady inside and out! Miss you ! Roslyn

  5. On August 31, 2023 at 3:56 pm Dave Kerr Said:

    Our sincere condolences Ken to you and family. We just saw the announcement in the Marathon Facebook page!
    Dave and Greg Kerr had many Lyn and Ken stories to share and we know how tough this is for you all.
    Peace and blessings to all of you.
    Dave and Deb Kerr

  6. On September 3, 2023 at 12:41 pm Cathy St. Louis Said:

    Ken, Trina, Ainsley, Brooke and the entire family, I am so sorry to hear of Lyn’s passing. She was a kind, gentle and loving woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.❤️Love Cathy

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