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Philip Winston Evans 1929-2021

Posted By Erin Saunders On March 24, 2021 @ 10:40 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial
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“FLIP”
Philip Winston Evans
September 30, 1929- March 17, 2021

After 91 years of good living, Phil, our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather passed away at Home with his Wife of 45 years, Beverley, and his youngest Daughter, Tammy by his side.

Phil is survived by his Wife, Bev, one Sister, Betty, his 7 Children, Donna Smith (Harry), Brent Evans, Sandy Vollo (Bob), Greg Johnson (Hope), Jeff Johnson (Linda), Michelle Evans (Kent) and Tammy Franzman. He also leaves a huge legacy in his 17 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren and was always happy to spend time with them.

Phil was the youngest in a large family of ten children, eight of whom predeceased him; Sid, Bert, Ada, Gladys, Marjorie, Gwen, Muriel, Laura. Being the youngest, you can imagine that he was fairly well looked after, especially by his Sisters. Even as a grown man, he could somehow persuade one of them to do things for him, such as washing his vehicle.

Phil and Bev met at a Legion Dance where he made every effort to persuade her to the dance floor, and when she finally agreed, the rest is history. They successfully blended their two families together and many great memories were made. He was an amazing dancer and the girls of the family always took pride in having a spin around the dance floor with him.

Just one of his many claim to fames, in 1950, Phil earned the title of KAA Boxing Club’s Featherweight Boxing Champion.

When Phil retired as a Conductor with the CPR in 1986 after a 37 year career, it enabled them to enjoy so many activities, such as Travel, Hunting, Dancing, Camping, Cards. He was also an accomplished Waterskier, Curler, Pool player, Joke teller, and most importantly, Golfer. Bev knew that if she wanted to spend time with him, she had better learn the game. He was one of the longest standing members of the Kam loops Golf and Country Club, having joined in 1954, and he golfed well into his 80’s. He was so proud that even then, he could “shoot his age”. You could always count on him to tell a great joke and wear a smile.

Phil had a plethora of great friends, and maintained those friendships for decades. Our family would like to specially thank their wonderful neighbors, Melodie and Steve Vickers, for their friendship and assistance over the past few years. Also a special thanks to Dr. J. Wiltshire for his care of Phil.

“As you walk down the fairway of life, you must stop and smell the roses, for you only get to play one round”

He leaves a big hole in all of our hearts, and will be deeply missed. A Celebration will be held at a later date when COVID restrictions have been lifted. Bring your best jokes!

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