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DeBOICE, Evan Dale

September 9, 1939 — February 27, 2015

Evan passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Jane, on February 27, 2015, at the Kelowna Hospice. Both Evan and Jane were valiant in their efforts to battle the terrible disease of lung cancer.

Survived by his loving wife Jane (Fisher) DeBoice of Kelowna, BC; son Shane (Sandy) Deboice of London, ON; stepson Alisdair (Donna) Fisher of Aberdeen, Scotland; grandchildren, Noah and Finley DeBoice and Logan and Kenzie Fisher; brother Rodney (Diane) DeBoice of Kamloops BC; brother in law John Gray of Glasgow Scotland; aunts Eileen North (97) of Kelowna, BC and Dot Langford (95) of Sarnia ON and supportive and loving cousins, too numerous to name. Predeceased by his father Max J DeBoice, mother Eileen DeBoice (Langford) and Stepmother Evelyn DeBoice (Bowman).

Evan was born on September 9, 1939, in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan to his parents Max and Eileen DeBoice. They moved to Ontario during World War II, to find work. His mother passed away when he was only 9. Evan was raised in Ontario and worked underground in and around Sudbury. He was passionate about cars and worked in the auto body industry restoring and customising cars. He then worked for financial companies and became a Chartered Accountant with the Federal Government in Ottawa and London. His son Shane was born March 2, 1972. Evan moved to Okanagan Center in 1992 and retired as head of Personal Bankruptcy for Western Canada in 2002.

He and Jane married on the Executive Board Room, in Kelowna, September 10, 2008. Evan was an avid golfer and member of Sunset Ranch Golf Club. For the past few years Evan and Jane golfed their winters away at their winter home in Casa Grande, Arizona where they made many good friends and memories.

Evan loved to travel and toured Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Canada and the U.S. He also loved animals with a special place in his heart for dogs and wild birds.

He was a proud father and grandfather, a beloved husband and a treasured brother. He was an active supporter of World Vision and the Canadian Hunger Foundation for decades.

May you have open fairways and the wind and sun at your back, Evan. Rest in peace until we meet again.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior –399 Royal Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.

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March 2, 2015 at 1:00pm

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The service for DeBOICE, Evan Dale is scheduled for March 2, 2015 at 1:00pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250 860-7077

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  • Bruce Vermee says:

    To Jane and the entire family:
    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Evan. I had the privilege of knowing Evan the last 18 years being the Golf Professional at Sunset Ranch.Evan was truly a gentleman- calm and cool in his demeanor,but with a quick smile and gracious sense of humour. He loved his golf, and the camraderie that goes with it. He will be missed by the staff at Sunset Ranch, and by his many golfing partners. Jane, please let me know if there is anything I can do. I am so sorry for your loss

    • Jane says:

      Thank you Bruce, Evan so enjoyed Sunset Ranch, his “other home”, the course, the staff and his golf partners, he thought it was the best run golf course around

  • John & Heather Perrie says:

    To Jane and family,

    Heather and I were saddened to hear of Evan’s passing. I will remember him as a gentleman with a great spirit who loved his cars and his golf. Evan was quick to offer a hand and a smile, and will be missed by the Thursday morning seniors and all who knew him at Sunset Ranch. Our sincerest condolences for your loss.

    • Jane says:

      Hello John & Heather, thank you, Evan was always encouraging and supportive to everyone, he was my everything and is sorely missed

  • Debi Stone says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Evan’s passing.My thoughts go out to you Jane and the rest of the family.I will always remember Evan’s smile and easy ways, and the sound of the El Camino. Warm Hugs

    • Jane says:

      Hello Debi, thank you, Evan liked to give the El Camino a tap on the gas pedal when he saw you he knew you loved the sound. We really appreciated the help you gave us while we were at Sunrise

  • James Fenton says:

    To the DeBoice family , I did not know Evan personally but am good friends with Rod.
    My sincere condolences
    James Fenton

    • Jane says:

      Hello James, thank you, I am sure as a friend of Rod you will have heard much about Evan over the years and it will be as if you had met him, we all miss him so much

  • Linda Muir says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Jane, and the rest of Evan’s family. I so wish I could be there beside you right now. Lots of love from myself, James, Recebba and Callum. Xxx

    • Jane says:

      Ah Linda, thank you we knew you were rooting for Evan during his illness and it was comforting to us. He I sorely missed. I will see you all in June when I come over, love Jane

  • Deb & Gary Jazey says:

    Dear Jane and family,
    I worked with Evan for many years. He was a great guy and will be missed greatly. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

    • Jane says:

      Hello Deb & Gary, thank you, yes he is sorely missed he spoke often of his colleagues I enjoyed hearing the stories

  • Linda MacDonald says:

    Jane and family, we are so sad to hear about the passing of Evan. I have many great memories of him from our years together working at the OSB. Bob and I are so glad we got to touch base with him again down here in Arizona and to meet you as well. You were definitely the love of his life.

    Linda MacDonald.

    • Jane says:

      Thank you Bob & Linda
      Evan was my everything and I miss him so much, he was delighted to have met up with you again after all that time and I enjoyed meeting you also, it was a very happy time

  • John and Pat Iwanson says:

    Jane. Our deepest sympathy. I’m sure Evan is swinging a club somewhere.

  • Yves Caya says:

    Our condolences to Evan’s family and friends.
    Our paths crossed frequently when we both worked at the OSB. Unfortunately, distance and life did not keep us in touch. I’ll always remember as a friend, a great guy and tremendous colleague.

    • Jane says:

      Hello Yves thank you, Evan was a great guy. He often spoke of his colleagues from OSB and I enjoyed listening to his stories of his time there.
      He is sorely missed

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