William  Evans

William Evans

February 11 1935 - September 19 2022

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William Eric Evans Feb 11, 1935- September 19, 2022. It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear dad Bill, who died peacefully with his brother and best friend at his side. As per Bill’s instructions, cremation has already taken place, and there will be no visitation or service. Beloved husband of Helena (April 19, 2021, nee Young) for 63 years. Son of the late George and Emma (Schjodt) Evans. Loving dad and friend to Roslyn (Rick) Hayes, Kenneth (Nicole) and Gwenlyn. Proud grandpa to Mackensie and Alec, and great-grandpa to his namesake Evan William Sich. Survived by his brother Alan (the late Gloria), predeceased by siblings Gertrude (Harry Kuruliak), Joyce, Oline (Hugh Jennings) and Larry (survived by Pauline). He will be sadly missed and remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bill was very proud of his Prairie and Norwegian roots, and in particular his hometown of Lintlaw, Saskatchewan. He was also proud of his long work history with Chrysler. In retirement, Bill and Helena found fulfillment in travel (New Zealand, Hawaii, Europe, Great Britain, and many RV trips across North America). Bill was a terrific athlete, and was known to be a “triple threat” on the baseball field, competing in senior slow pitch softball leagues in Windsor, Florida, and California well into his 80s. Bill loved good food, cold beer, all kinds of music, and family gatherings. He had a kind heart and a generous spirit, and touched many lives without fully recognizing his impact. He will be missed to an extent that would probably surprise him. If you would like to do something in memory of Bill, please share a moment of generosity and kindness with someone who needs it. Street Help, Hiatus House, and The Downtown Mission were some of the causes Bill supported. Never one for long, emotional goodbyes, Bill would have kept it short and sweet. And so, for one final time from Bill, as only he could say it: “So Long”!