Dave Evans passed in to the presence of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2010. His family was at his side. He was born March 3, 1924 in Chilliwack to Alfred and Daisy Evans. He lived his entire life in Chilliwack
Dave married Margery Carlton in 1946 and together they built and operated the Midway Store and Café, located on Yale Rd. West. Caught in the ’48 flood, Dave and Margery made it through and picked up the pieces and started again. His motto for life reads “there is no such word as can’t”.
In 1950, Dave and Margery moved into town, to their home which Dave still lived in.
Dave was an inventor and builder, many of his houses and buildings are lovingly housing families and business today. During the mid 60’s, a logging accident sent him to hospital where the doctors feared he would never walk again. Once again he drew upon his determination, recovered and returned to work, continuing on until retirement in the 1990’s.
Dave loved his family and friends. He loved to go camping, fishing and road trips with the family. The spring and summer couldn’t come fast enough so he could get out the motorhome and hit the road to go visiting. He did this until just 2 years ago when he hit the age of 84 years.
He would often drive around town to stop in at various businesses and friends homes, just to say “Hi” and see how everyone was doing.
Dave was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Margery; his parents Alfred and Daisy; an infant brother; sister, Alice and her husband Bernard King and sister, Francis and husband Ray Austin.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Randy Boldt, grandson, Craig Boldt; sister, Dorothy (John) McLeod, of Kelowna, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and Cecil Denham, of Chilliwack, sister-in-law, Mary Barr of Cut Knife, SK. and sister-in-law, Helen Carlton of Unity, SK., several nieces and nephews.
We’ll miss you Dad, but are very thankful for the great memories and wisdom that you’ve left behind.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 20, 2010 in the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC. Interment in Chilliwack Cemetery.
In Dave’s memory in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4