October 13, 1918 ~ December 20, 2009
Though he fought hard to stay with us, John Evans passed away peacefully in Creston, BC on December 20, 2009 at the age of 91 years.
John was born in Ox Hayes, England on October 13, 1918.
John, with his wife Kathleen and eldest son Barry decided to leave England. They left by ship from Ireland arriving in Montreal in November of 1956, traveling by train they stayed briefly in Winnipeg, MB and then made their way to Alberta and finally BC.
John resided in Dawson Creek, BC for 26 years where he farmed until he retired. When he retired, he had more time to spend on his love of gardening. he was well known for his tomatoes, but he especially loved his flowers. He was never without a greenhouse (the last one he built when he was 88 years old) or the cat to keep him company. John and Kathy moved to Creston in 2006.
John had a great love for his family and friends dear to him, a wonderful kind sense of humour, and seeing the good in simple things. He was a contented man never asking for much. That is how we will remember John, a man loved by all who knew him.
John would like us to find comfort in the hope he had of life everlasting on earth in peaceful and paradise conditions of which his creator Jehovah has promised.
Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former have passed away.”
John was predeceased by his son Geofry of England, grandson Jason Evans and sister Joyce Barnes.
He will be remembered forever by his beloved wife Kathy, son Barry (Pat) Evans of Dawson Creek, BC, daughter Ruth (Roy) Fields of Creston, BC, son Anthony (Susan) Evans of Penticton, BC as well as ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and others who chose him as a grandpa out of love.