Albert “Red” Evans
January 31, 1916 – November 15, 2013
Red passed away peacefully on November 15th with family at his side. Born in Aberdare, Wales on January 31, 1916 to Mary Ann and Albert Evans, he moved to Canada with his parents and brother Rees at an early age. Coal mining was his family’s livelihood, and they ended up in another coal mining town in Luscar, Alberta; a ghost town now. It was a good life for a young boy; hunting, fishing, hockey, and curling, and he enjoyed these activities throughout his long life.
Camping and RV’ing took him and his family to many places throughout Canada and the U.S. In his retirement years, he and his wife Joyce enjoyed many trips to Wales and Europe and snowbirding in Arizona. Cruising the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska was also something he enjoyed with Joyce, who pre-deceased him in 2007.
The last 6 years, Red resided at Malaspina Gardens where he was treated with such love and friendship; they all became family to him. Enough cannot be said about the care and love they provided him, with special mention to Margaret, Kelly and Lloyd with whom he had a special relationship. Red is survived by his children Linda (Rodney); Susan (Frank); Darlene (Bill) and Phil; as well as Beverly and Roberta (Gordon) and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be no service. A family gathering will take place at a later date.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”