Lance David Evans

EVANS, Lance David

Lance was born in Duncan, B.C. on October 25th 1936, a direct descendant of pioneer David Evans who came to the Cowichan Valley in the 1860’s. After graduating from Cowichan High School in 1954, Lance went to work for his father as a logging truck driver until 1958 when he was one of the first drivers hired by Doman Transport. In 1965 he transferred to Armour & Saunders as manager of the redi-mix concrete division, and in 1985 purchased the company from Mr. Herb Doman on the strength of a handshake, renaming it Evans Redi-Mix Ltd. In 2001 he sold the company and retired to Qualicum Beach. Lance was a straight shooter – he treated all people equally whether they were paupers or kings – and took on his battle with liver disease as he did life – straight on, but lost the fight at 8:00 p.m. in the evening of Thursday, July 1st 2004. He was predeceased by his mother Mary in 2000, and will be sorely missed by his wife and fishing partner Elaine of Qualicum Beach, his father Clarence (Velma) also of Qualicum Beach, sons Ken (Diane) in Princeton, Don (Beth) of Thorhild, Alberta, daughter Sheri in Coquitlam, sister Moira Beauchesne (Ernest) of Duncan and step-daughters Lora Kennedy and Rena Novotny, both of Langley. An informal celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 10th 2004 at the Silver Bridge Inn, Duncan, B.C. from the hours of 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Casual dress only please – no suits, no ties and no flowers. Those wishing to do so may contribute to the B.C. Wildlife Federation or the Duncan SPCA in his memory. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Parksville Community Care Nurses who cared for Lance in his struggle with this terrible disease.

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