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Larry Douglas Evans

June 6, 1949 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Larry Evans Obituary

With gratitude for a life well lived and with heavy hearts, we, Larry’s family, announce that Larry passed away December 7, 2023.

Larry was born to Evelyn and Jack Evans in Saskatoon. He and his brothers, Rick (1952) and Roger (1957) lived in Dundurn where their parents ran a service station and restaurant.  Larry went to school in Dundurn and Hanley but spent a large portion of his childhood in Winnipeg Shriners’ Hospital. In July 1959, Larry, as a Cub Scout, met the Queen on the platform in Dundurn! Under Scout Leader, Elwyn Morgan, Larry became a Queen’s Scout. In 1967 the family moved to Loon Lake where Larry helped run his parents’ store, Jack’s Shop Rite. 

On August 7, 1971, Larry and Joanne were married.  Bundles of joy arrived: Laurie Jo in April, 1977 and Todd in December, 1978.

When the store sold, Larry became Mr. Mom for awhile until he and Emil Laboucane started a successful upholstery business.

Larry had many talents. He dabbled in carpentry and welding and could fix almost anything.  He knew the names and workings of all the cars, and especially favored Mopars.  He thoroughly enjoyed reupholstering cars and boats. He set up a booming Sound System in our home on a stereo stand he built.

Larry became a Kinsman, a Village Councilman, a River Junction Board member, a Boy Scout leader (with his friends) and a Waterski boat driver. He was on the board for building the Loon Lake Golf Course.  For a short time, he played drums with sister- in- law Ronda and friends in their band, Fast Forward.

Larry had introduced Joanne to Car Shows, and they attended many in Saskatchewan and Alberta, even the Field of Dreams in Kelowna. In 2007 he drove his friend’s car (a Ford!) in a Rod Run to a huge car show in Kanora, Ontario!   His favorite, though, was the Draggins Rod and Custom Show in Saskatoon, which he had attended even as a child with his Dad. Brothers, Rick and Roger were also car show fans.

Eventually, Larry realized his dream and with the help of family and friends, he restored a classic car, his 65 Barracuda. Now Larry could participate in car shows. We attended several local shows. The Barracuda won Peoples’ Choice Award in Lloydminster in 2012.

In the 70’s Larry and Joanne had acquired their lake side “little slice of heaven”.  Larry loved boating and fishing and all those things that go with cabin life plus visits with friends, family and extended family. He loved teaching Laurie and Todd, and then, since 2006, he has had his dear grandchildren, Gavin (17), Chase (14), Shaylin (14), Reid (11) and Degan (11) with whom to lovingly share his knowledge … and sense of humor.

When Joanne retired, it was time to explore a little.  They purchased a trailer and did some travelling and camping in different areas in Saskatchewan and Alberta. With friends they slipped into Manitoba. Soon, winters away attracted them to Vancouver Island and then Osoyoos. 

Larry has made so many friends - from childhood in Dundurn and Winnipeg, to here, at home, and on our travels. He appreciated you all.

Larry loved his children, Laurie and Todd.  He included them in as many of his activities as he could as they grew up. When they married, Kelly and Angie became part of our family. We are proud of them all and so proud to see what loving parents they are.

 It was a struggle this last while for Larry to confine himself and not be able to do so many of the things he had done before.   Larry passed away in Royal University Hospital with his loving family by his side.   Someone said to me that Larry was such a Warrior.  Thinking of all that he accomplished, truly, he was. A loving, lovable and loved Warrior.

Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joanne; their children, Laurie (Kelly) and their children, Gavin, Chase and Degan; Todd (Angie) and their children, Shaylin and Reid;  his brothers, Rick (Joan), children: Tessa, Trevor, Kelly, Kyle, and Kimberly;  Roger (Ronda) daughter, Brihoney; Aunts Dorothy and Gloria Armstrong and many dear cousins.

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Funeral Service
Saturday
December 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Loon Lake Rec Centre

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