AUNT EVIE On April 14th, 1998 the Cansino family suffered a huge loss when Evie
Flax passed away. She was dear to the entire family as well as for the many friends
of the family. As they say, "to know her is to love her" definitely
applied to Evie. She was loved by everyone she knew and she touched many lives in a
very special way. Her life and spirit will always be with each and everyone of us.
||It's been 3 weeks dear Evie since G-d took you away from us and my heart aches to
hear your voice over the phone. I dialed your telephone number everyday of my life. We
were so close ever since we introduced you to your Dicky 45 years ago.
played golf every week-end for all of our married days. We shared a lot of happy girl
talk. We met at the movies and restaurants We went to the theater together.
We had every summer at the club sunning ourselves, and much later on we would take care of our
Grandchildren together. Oh how you loved that sun! We compared our boys as they were
growing up to their height, their weight, their schooling, their likes and
dislikes. We grew up together in everyway. We became not only sisters, by 15 months
apart, but we became best friends.
I remember the first time that I ever changed
your mind.....You came down from New York to pick me up in the yellow Oldsmobile to go to
Florida for a vacation together. I was in Richmond taking care of Lewis Jr. as
Minnie gave birth to Lloyd, and Mom sent me to Va. to help out at the Held's house.
They introduced me to Alfred and by the time you came to Richmond all primed ready to have
a great time in Miami, I fell in love. I begged you to stay in Richmond and you were
very upset that I would be ruining your vacation. That night we introduced you to
Dicky and you liked what you saw, and from that night on we stayed in Richmond instead of
driving to Miami, and it was the beginning of a beautiful life. Thank you my darling
sister for being my best friend. You have taught me to accept life as is, even until
your last days when we were talking and I begged you to take good care of yourself as my
Richard got engaged and I told you that I needed you at the wedding. You kept
telling me not to count on you. And you were right. G-d took you and now I
must face everyday without dialing 6617. You will always be in my thoughts. I love
||Mom was the most kind generous, loving person.
She always had a smile and a
kind word for everybody. She will be with each one of us forever.
always love and remember her. She touched all our hearts in more ways than can be
put to words.
||There will only be on Auntie
Some one whos #1 concern to always
make sure that others were happy, never wanting any attention or thanks
Never. Thats why she will be the only Auntie Evie.
||Aunt Evie will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity.
spoke ill of anyone and she showed genuine interest in and compassion for others.
will always remember Aunt Evie for her smile and cheerful disposition.
said a cross word to me (which speaks more for Aunt Evie than about me).
Evie is a Woman of Valor and her memory will invoke only the highest of respect, honor
& love. I miss you Aunt Evie. G-d Bless You.
||Auntie Evie was my other mother, my confidant, my mentor and always allowed me
2 questions (private joke). Everyone has said so many beautiful things
about her, all true by the way. But one thing that I tell people when referring to
Everyone needs an Auntie Evie in their life. You are sorely
missed. I Love You, your Thoo.
||Evie was an excellent person and I miss her very much.
I will not forget
her. She was a person who was so honest and a person you could tell anything.
I will always be in her heart. And she will be in mine.
||Aunt Evie was on of those rare people
no one could say anything bad
about. She was always caring, always jovial, always thinking of, and doing
for everyone else. She never forgot anyones birthday. Sisters will be
sisters and disagree. Not Aunt Evie. She was the peace keeper.
the glue that held the family together. She will never be forgotten and will be
||Evie was not only my aunt but also my godmother.
Now, by a quirk of fate, she
has died on my birthday. For me, April 14th will forever be mixed with joy and sadness,
birth and death, love and loss. Evie's laugh, like springtime itself, could
melt an icy mood, and her smile could brighten a dark day. I will miss her laugh and her
smile and her gentleness and her kindness and her love. I am told that when I was a baby,
Evie and my other aunts used to delight in holding me because I was the first child born
to any of the Cansino sisters. Now, and forevermore, I will cradle Evie in my heart.
She will inspire me to try to look for happiness even when I may not feel happy at all.
Lewis Held Jr.
||Without Aunt Evie around, no longer will the Cansino family be complete.
was always the most cheerful and delightful woman. I guess my mom gets the hot pink
lipstick from her. I will always love her and miss her. Heaven is so lucky to
have her now. Love Robin
||Auntie Evie I have been honored to be your nephew.
I could always say
Evie Flax is my aunt and would know that the person that I was talking
with would smile and tell me how lucky I am to be related too you. Yes -
were a gift to us a bright star ALWAYS. Ill always miss your
wonderful laugh, your warm embrace, your beautiful smile and the love you gave us
all. I love you. Bob
||Evie, when it comes to sisters, you are the best.
You were my rock when I
needed you the most. How lucky I was that we lived next door to each other.
You looked after me as if I were your child, as if I was still 16. No one can ever
take your place. I will miss you so much. I will always keep you in my heart.
I love you.
||She was a really great, great aunt to me.
She had us over for dinner when my
dad wanted. She was always nice to everybody. I will miss her a lot.
||Nanny was a kind considerate, and generous lady.
Ill always remember how
she greeted me at thee door. She gave me a hug and more than many kisses.
she let us go and rest in the den. Ill always remember that.
always be within our hearts and well never let her go out of our souls.
was a one of a kind grandma.
||Ill miss her dearly her cute little laugh and smile from cheek to
cheek. She was so ticklish and she just brightened everyones day.
loved always seeing her and she was SO GREAT. I will mess her a lot!
her very much.
||Auntie Evie is the sweetest, most caring and ticklish lady that I know.
notice that I have said everything about her in present tense, because Evie still lives on
in my heart, as she will in everyones forever.
||As the newest member of the family, I had the honor of being in her company a few
times. Those occasions were very special. She made me feel so special.
After Richs surprise birthday party, Auntie Evie wrote me a lovely thank you not the
week she went into the hospital. The letter exemplified her life as a kind
considerate, and loving individual. I am fortunate to have know her an share her joy
Amy Beth Lehman
||I LOVE YOU
Katherine Nicole Flax
||We miss you very much.
We all love you.
||Words will never be adequate to express all of my feelings for mom.
these other heartfelt tributes include my thoughts and feelings. Mom through her
entire life always put Dad, Eric and I first in her life. That is why we loved her,
honored her and respected her. No mother could do more. She will be with me
everyday in all things that I do.
||Without Evelyn C. Flax, the world stopped spinning.
And without her our lives
are not complete.
||We will miss you, you are loved forever.
||There is no word in the world that can describe everything that she has done.
||My Aunt Evie was the sweetest, most lovable aunt that I could ever ask for.
She was someone I could always go to and talk to and be loved by. I will miss her
||Mom/Evie was such a special person in my life and the lives of my children.
She was the most selfless person I ever knew. She made such loving contributions to
the world the time she was on earth.