1927 – 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Evindsen on November 21, 2008. Ron, born in Prince Rupert, lived in Alice Arm, BC, until the age of 11, when he came to Port Hardy, which he always regarded as home.
Beginning in the 1940’s and through the years, he was employed in various jobs as a mechanic or driver, driving taxi, buses, freight trucks, parcel and logging trucks as well as operating D8 bulldozers. Until the logging slowdown, he was a partsman, then went on to work at the Chevron bulk plant until his retirement.
Taking a great interest in the betterment of his community, he served with various community organizations such as the Board of Trade, the Improvement District, etc., culminating in several terms as councilman for the District of Port Hardy.
Ron will be greatly missed by his wife, Leila, his son, Andrew (Janet), grandsons Spencer and Mitchell, his sister Alma (Colin) Grahame, many nieces, nephews and friends.
We are especially grateful to Alex and Giselle Botel for their friendship, help and support for the past few years. Also, we would like to thank the family and the many people who have helped us in so many ways during Ron’s illness. A special thank you to Dr. A. DeWitt, all the nurses and staff at Port Hardy Hospital, ambulatory care nurses, physiotherapists and the ambulance attendants. Their patience and caring compassion is greatly appreciated.
By his request, there will be no services. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Hardy Bay Seniors.