EVANS, Percy

Posted: September 5th, 2018


PERCY M. EVANS, of Fort Macleod, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the age of 82 years.

Percy is survived by his ex-wife and friend Edith Evans; stepsons Donald Cook and his children Ryan and Amy, David (Bobbi) Cook and their children, Stephani (Cameron) Wipf and their children Deegan and C.J., and Keeley, Cassidy and Griffin Cook. He is also survived by his sisters Elsie (Bill) Kaval of Coaldale and their children Joe Kaval and Dorothy (Siemens) Kaval; Eunice David of Lethbridge and her children Lori (David) Westerson, Shelly David and Cameron David; Jacqueline Evans of Lethbridge and her children Ken Huisman, Rand Huisman and Terry Huisman; Dorothy (Clyde) Matheson of Lethbridge and their children Leslie Matheson and Dan Matheson.

Percy was predeceased by his father Joseph Harrington Evans (1967), mother Dorothy Vida Bright Evans (1965) and his brother-in-law Ken David (2017).

Percy was born August 18, 1936 in Fort Macleod, the second of five children born to Dorothy Vida (Bright) Evans and Joseph Harrington Evans. He attended school at McBride Lake and Fort Macleod. In 1967, Percy took over the family farm where he lived until December 2017.

In 2015, Percy received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for 100 years of Family Ranching from 1915 to 2015 (Joseph and Percy Evans of McBride Lake Angus).

Ranching and farming was Percy’s life passion, as he was no stranger to hard work and was skilled in all aspects of this lifestyle. Welding, leather and woodwork were some of his hobbies. Percy was an avid reader, excellent marksman and enjoyed a challenge. He was always quick to lend a helping hand to neighbours with chores, machinery repairs or advice over a cup of tea when necessary. His favourite time of year was calving season followed by harvesting the crops and his large garden.

At Percy’s request, there will not be a formal funeral service. A casual Come and Go will take place at the ARDENVILLE SCHOOL, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

In memory of Percy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

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