Evan Raymond Vestre

Evan Raymond Vestre


1932 ~ 2013

Evan Raymond Vestre passed away on May 22, 2013 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Darlene, his

children Linda (& Terry) Brecht, Michael (& Teresa) Vestre, his grandchildren Dyllan, Kayla,

Michelle, Jeremy & Steven, as

well as his great-grandson Liam, all of Kelowna. Evan was born

the youngest of eight children

into a Saskatchewan farming

family. When he was old enough to help, he worked the

land with the rest of the family, until he married Darlene

in 1959 and branched out on his own. He and his brother David moved their families to BC in 1964 and attempted

to continue the farming lifestyle, but when that proved

unsuccessful they moved on to other ventures. He spent many years as a heavy-duty equipment operator and

mechanic, but farming was in his blood so when he had

the opportunity to return to it (albeit on a much smaller scale) he took it, owning and operating a thriving worm

farm until his retirement.

Country music, camping, hunting and fishing topped the

list of his favorite things, though he will likely be most

remembered for the way he was always willing and available to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors whenever the need arose. His bright smile and the twinkle

in his eye will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. As part of his final wishes, Evan declined having a funeral organized, so his immediate family will instead be hosting a Celebration Of Life open house at the family home. All who would like to share their memories are

welcome to attend this informal gathering between noon and 3 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, Honoured Provider of

Dignity Memorial 250-765-3147.

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