September 11, 1957 – June 30, 2022
In Loving Memory (1957-2022) ~
Evan Grant McDaniel Born on the 11th of September 1957 in Chilliwack, B. C. Passed away on the 30th of June 2022, two months shy of his 65th birthday
Predeceased by parents Patzie and Raymond McDaniel. Survived by son Lucas Stadnyk and his daughters Natalia and Julianna. Sister Bonnie Whyte (Rick) and her family Jeff Whyte (Alison) and their son Dain. Daughter Kelly Whyte and her daughter Jolene Carne. Brother Michael McDaniel and Brother Lee McDaniel (Donna). His family son Patrick McDaniel (Zoe) and his children. Daughter Sherri-Ann Van Horne (Matt) and their son Haiden.
Worked in building maintenance for BCBC at Abbotsford, Terrace, Fort St. John, Prince George and Coquitlam. After which he went to work for Murphy Aviation. He went back to Abbotsford fish hatchery for 13 months to help out when an employee got injured. Retired to Christina Lake, B.C. (where he had property on the Kettle River).
Grant was an adventurer taking up scuba diving, hang gliding an ultralight and as a pilot, he was always designing and inventing things.
Interred at the Chilliwack Cemetery on July 8th, 2022.
No service as requested. In lieu of flowers, donations to Show of Hearts or BC Children’s Hospital.
He breezes in and says “Hello”,
Can stay but a moment for he must go,
To challenge the cliffs and the sea and the shore,
Like a will-o’-the-wisp caught in wily winds snare,
He is whisked away to “Lord knows where?”
He must sip the nectar of every flower,
Must climb every mountain and still go higher,
For when he stands on the mountains’ top,
He is king for a moment and then looking up,
See high in the heavens, the eagles soar,
While he is but king o’er the valleys floor.
He has plumbed the depths of ocean and stream,
Ferreting out all their hidden things,
He has ridden the waves and ravaged the roads,
But has not found the answer
nor the questions knows,
It is not on the land! Can it be in the skies?
So he dons his wings and upwards flies,
To search the heavens, to follow each whim,
He is seeking his God. God grant he finds him.
Poem by Mother Patzie McDaniel inspired by her son Grant.