Dennis Ian Evans
July 1940 – 23 May 2023
It is with profound sadness that we have to say goodbye to our man. Dennis was a caring husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many people.
Born in Victoria, the family soon moved to Valleyview where he grew up. Dennis started his working career with CP Rail in Kamloops as a dedicated employee who really loved his job. He continued with the company for 37.5 years, eventually ending up in Trail as Supervisor of Operations.
Married in 1960 to his childhood sweetheart, Joan, the couple & their children resided in Field, Revelstoke, Mica Creek, Nelson & ended up in Genelle where they built their retirement home in 1997 overlooking the Columbia River.
During Dad’s retirement he discovered a love for bicycle riding. Every year he rode thousands of kilometers. It was always a challenge to try & keep up with him. In the winter months he found joy curling & cross country skiing with friends and family.
Den was the neighbor everyone wanted – Mr. Handy/Fixit Man for anyone that needed help. He truly enjoyed helping people out and playing the odd prank on someone he really liked. Anyone that knew him will know what we mean.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents- Bob & Grace Evans, brother - Gary Evans, & infant son Dwayne. Survived by wife Joan (nee Campbell) of 62.5 years, daughters - Dawn (Al) Sheehan & Denise (Terry) Ward, grandsons -Devon (Jodi) Sheehan, Tyler & Tanner Ward, great grandsons - Gabriel & Layne Sheehan, sister – Mel (Gord) Formanski, many nieces & nephews and so many good friends.
Dennis will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him & had the pleasure of his friendship. By Dennis’ request there will be no service. Please have a Miller in his memory. Should you choose to honor Dennis’ memory we know he would appreciate donations to The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society at slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca The family will be placing a memorial bench on the trail in the future in remembrance.