Larry Jack Evans
June 20, 1937-March 5, 2009
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Evans, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle on the afternoon of Thursday March 5, 2009 at Kelowna General Hospital.
Larry was born and raised in Edmonton. In 1959 he married Donna Poff and it is in Edmonton that the couple’s four children were born. The family relocated to Fruitvale in 1968.
Larry loved his work and spent the majority of his life involved with different aspects of the engineering field, starting as a junior draftsman with CIL in Edmonton right up to his current project with Redwood Engineering. He and Donna also owned and operated the Bird House Hobby Store in Trail for a number of years.
Larry enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing pool at the Crown Point, a daily game of scrabble with Donna and long walks with his dog Merry. He always had a dog as a constant companion throughout his life
He was an active member of the Trail Flying Club for the past 40 years and more recently a volunteer at that municipal airport. He spent time building his airplane with son Dobie, and looked forward to flying their Ercoupe with daughter Leslie
With Larry’s passing, we have all grown much older in a single day. Yet we can treasure all that he gave; his charity, integrity, large heart and intense spirit for life. We are richer for these gifts and they live on in his children and grandchildren. Although he will be intensely missed, we honor his life journey by celebrating all the treasures he gave us.
He is survived by his wife Donna of 49 years, their four children, Laurie (Wayne) Watson of Robson, Dobie (Laurie) of Fruitvale, Leslie (Mario) Lioce of Castlegar, David (Connie) of Coquitlam, and grandchildren, Christopher, Charly, Nikki, Andrew, Alisha, Anastasia and Isaac as well as Donna’s brothers and sister and their children.
A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at the Trail Flying Club on Saturday March 21st at 5pm.
“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They make the most of everything.”