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Henry Harry M.A. EVANS

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    - Tara Daly
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    - James Walker
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    - Avid Halme
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    - Corrine Thompson
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    - Debra Claycomb

EVANS, Henry Harry M.A. April 25, 1920 - April 21, 2014 Harry Evans, much-loved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, teacher, and friend, passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital on April 21st, 2014. He was 93. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1920, Harry was the third of four sons and was raised to highly value music and a good education. Harry served in the British Army in Africa during WW2. After the war, Harry attended Glasgow University, later becoming a teacher. He married Barbara, and in 1960 immigrated to Canada. In 1964 he found his permanent home in Lake Cowichan. In 1961 daughter Fiona was born, and his son Ian followed in 1965. Although they parted ways, Barbara and Harry remained friends. After he met Helen in 1971, they married in 1981 and then became the heads of one great big happy combined family, welcoming more and more into the fold over the years. Their house on the Lake became the setting for many happy events and gatherings of the clan. Harry adored his family, and living by the Lake. Harry had many interests, playing piano was one of the big ones. He also liked chess, cryptic crosswords, politics, there boat Salaambo, being a member at the Legion and Lake Cowichan Seniors Centre. Perhaps most of all, Harry will be remembered for his extraordinary sense of humour. Although we are not sure if he knew every joke that was ever told, we are quite sure that he knew some that shouldn't have been! He was so full of charm and mischief and had something witty to say on every occasion. Harry was pre-deceased by his parents, his brothers Willie and David, son David, grandson Chris and former wife Barbara. Harry is survived by his loving wife Helen, brother Duncan, children Ian (Claudine) and Fiona Evans; Don Smillie (Lorette); Ron Hamilton (Sandra); Joan Hyatt (Dick); grandchildren William (Amanda) and Matthew (Amy); Michael (Ashley), Megan, Nicole and Josselyn, Kristin, Robert (Sarah); Steve (Michelle) and Bryan; Great-grandchildren Quinn, Aiden, Aliya and Miya, and many relatives in Scotland. The family would like to thank the Nurses at CDH who cared for Harry in his last days: Janice, Kristi, Arnie, Christina, and Dr Postuk. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 29th, 2014 at the Youbou Hall, 8550 Hemlock Street, Youbou. Flowers gratefully declined.
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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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