Maurice Evans

Maurice Evans

March 19, 1933 – October 3, 2010

Maurice was born in England where he married and started his family. He worked for Alcan in Lynmouth before immigrating to Canada in 1976. He made his home in Kitimat and retired in 1993.

Maurice was and always will be a true fisherman. His love of the river and the sport gave him opportunity to meet many people and make great friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Rose and William Evans; daughter, Marie Evans and Mother of his children and lifelong friend Molly Simon.

Maurice will be dearly missed by sons; Billy, Shaun and Ian Evans; daughters, Gina (Robert) Rowlett, Kirsty (Erik) Hernes; grandchildren, Scott, Andrew, David and Conner Evans, James and Maureen Rowlett, and Claire Hernes.

Heaven’s Fishing Hole

For years, the riverbank was where

your soul felt most at peace.

Your heart was most content when there

with the fish and the geese.

But then, your spirit came to rest

where angels chose to roam,

and once equipped with ten pound test

you made yourself at home.

The sky became your deep blue sea,

the clouds became your shore,

and there, for all eternity

you sat with friends galore.

Each angel was a fisherman

who had traded his pole

for golden wings and a game plan

at Heaven’s Fishing Hole.

The tales you told about each catch,

its stature and its girth,

will live in memories unmatched

as days pass here on earth.

Until we meet again, one day,

upon God’s golden sand,

we’ll picture you no other way

than with a pole in hand.

Gone Fishing

We would like to express special thanks to the lovely ladies of home nursing and home support for their kind and generous care of our father during the last years of his life. He will be missed.