Evan Maurice Wolfe

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WOLFE Evan Maurice, FCA Passed peacefully after a short illness on Friday, May 1st. Evan is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne, children, Frank , Michael (Brenda), Dixie (Steven) and John (Barbara), grandchildren, Jennifer (David), Kristin, Allison (Neil), James, Patrick, Kelsey, Kimberley, Samantha, Alexandra and Jonathon and great-grandchildren Fraser, Grace and Nathan. Evan was born in 1922 in Lamont, Alberta, and raised in Edmonton where he graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce. During WWII Evan was commissioned as a flying officer with the RCAF and married Jeanne his childhood sweetheart. After the war, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and began his business career. Evan moved with his young family to Vancouver in 1951 where he started Wolfe Chevrolet Oldsmobile. In 1966 Evan was elected as an MLA in the Social Credit government. Evan was appointed to the Provincial Cabinet in 1975 where he served as the Minister of Finance and then the Provincial Secretary until he retired from politics in 1983. Evan had many different interests... He had a passionate love of music, playing with many bands throughout his life. He was a long time member of the Vancouver Curling Club and competed as part of the BC team in the MacDonald's Briar in 1959. Evan enjoyed playing golf at Shaughnessy in Vancouver and at Desert Island in Rancho Mirage. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver, and an active member of the YMCA. He enjoyed summers at Qualicum Beach and winters in Rancho Mirage. Always keen for a game of golf, or to play the piano for his family and friends... His keen sense of humour and quiet support will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, May 27th at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the YMCA or the Salvation Army in his memory.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 7 to May 10, 2009
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