E.W. (Bill) Evans
1915 – 2010
Bill Evans passed away peacefully on July 25, 2010 surrounded by family in his care facility after a short illness. He’s predeceased by his wife Eva last year. Bill was born in High Valley, Alberta, grew up on the family farm in Elk Point, Alberta and was the third eldest. In his late teens, he worked in the gold mines in Yellowknife and other places, until he joined the R.C.A.F as an Engineer during the war doing reconnaissance flights over the East and West Coasts. As a dashing young officer in uniform, he was introduced by his sister Paula, to Eva, the young lady from Boeings, who worked on the same aircraft as Bill flew. A good marriage of 64 years resulted in Ken, Wayne, Sandra and Sharon, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild soon to be born. They lived in various places on the west coast and then settled on Barnston Island, as Bill owned and worked in several logging companies on the west coast and then the provincial government. In their retirement years, they travelled extensively across BC, Canada, Europe and to Arizona on a regular basis. They moved into Surrey and then to Fleetwood Place Extended Care. The family thanks the staff at Creekside care unit and Pastor Pete for their wonderful support and care, which made their last few years very comfortable. The family is having a private memory service to honour their Father and Grandfather.