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EVANS – Donald Owen “Don”

July 21, 1925 – April 10, 2010

Don Evans left this world for a better place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the age of 84 years.

He was born in Eckville, AB on July 21, 1925 and grew up in Clive and later Condor, AB. In 1943, he enlisted in the RCAF, but spent the latter months of the war in military hospital because of arthritis. In 1946, he studied business at Garbutts College. He married his much loved wife Joyce in 1948 and began his life’s work at the Alberta Wheat Pool head office in Calgary, from where he retired in 1984. He was a long time member and Elder of St. Giles Presbyterian Church , and among the first six life members of Thorncliffe Community Association. Don enjoyed fishing, golfing, bingo, playing cards and games with friends, of whom he had many. He was a kind, loving, gentle man, always ready with a helping hand.

Don is survived by his beloved wife Joyce; sons, Larry (Kathy), Daryl (Gloria), Greg, and Rod (Cindy); daughter Janet (Mike) McGillvrey; sister Joan (Walter) Wittchen; sister-in-law Beth Evans; aunt Maxine (Harold) Grimes. Don was a wonderful grandpa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren and a favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by beloved daughter-in-law Carol and brother Art.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Don Evans, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Rev. David M. Crawford :

    Don was an exceptionally kind, gentle, good-natured man who was very close to the Crawfords. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humour and a generous spirit, one felt immediately comfortable in Don’s presence. We miss him. Our prayers are with Joyce and the whole family. May God grant strength and peace in this time of loss, and hope in God’s promise of reunion in the life to come.

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  2. Dear Joyce Evans and family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences regarding the passing of Don. He was my supervisor at the Alberta Wheat Pool for the five years I was employed in the photography and printing department. As far as employers go, Don was very kind, considerate and fair. I was privileged to attend many social activities with him and thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor. Both Don and Larry Westover hired me directly out of SAIT and provided me with my first significant employment role. When I left the Wheat Pool in 1980 to manage my family’s business, Don and I were still good friends and acquaintences. I have never forgotten Don’s friendly manner nor will I forget him as being a wonderful person.

    Ron Webster
    General Manager
    Wilderness Village Resort

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  3. BETTY & BOB PAGE :

    Please accept our heart felt condolences
    for your loss.

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  4. Dr. Edward Jang :

    On behalf of all Calgary Optometry Centre doctors and staff, we offer our condolences to our co-worker and friend Janet as well as the entire Evans family, for your loss.

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  5. Julian and Irene Kerr and family :

    We were very sorry to hear the news about Don. We remember him as a very kind man with a lovely sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and his family.

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  6. Cec and Joyce Payne :

    We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.
    We have some great memories of the Wheat Pool days. Sorry we lead such busy lives and have lost touch,
    Cherish the memories.
    With sympathy and caring…
    …………………Joyce Payne

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