August 23, 1927 – April 16, 2021
Mountain Park AB – August 23, 1927 – Union Bay BC – April 16, 2021.
Evan died peacefully at home at the age of 93 in Union Bay. He is survived by his brother Alan Short of Medstead SK. His children – Leif, Cameron, Twyla, Kevan (Cynthia), Wendy and Ian – sixteen (16) grandchildren and eighteen (18) great grandchildren.
Predeceased by parents: Hildur (1988) and Harold (1980) Short Medstead SK: grandson Orin Short (2004): great-grandson Conner (2010): 1st wife Joyce (2010): 2nd wife Elizabeth (2014): sister-in-law Doreen Short (Feb 2021).
Spruce Capital Feeds or the “Horse in the Sky”
Evan was owner and operator: 1969-1993 Evan and his son Kevan spent many an hour from early am to midnight loading and unloading trucks of feed and fertilizers, with many extra buddies and customers around, enjoying the action. Unexpected drop-ins were always offered the never- ending cup of tea!
Dad’s supportive family and friends include brother-in-law Earl Cleland; his travelling and reminiscing buddy about small town Prince George and the wonderful climate of Vancouver Island.
Also, filling in each other on the adventures and misadventures of the family kids growing up in Prince George. Special nieces and telephone pals: Ali (son) Short, Rosetown, SK, Shannon Cleland Victoria, Deb Trask, Fort St. John and Diana Trask, Port McNeill.
Talkative nephews and more telephone pals: Murray Short Medstead SK and Colin Cleland, Calgary AB. Special Christmas morning caller Penny Mackenzie (Ohlin); the neighbourhood kid who was part of the extended kids along with her dog.
Dad’s favourite communication was via the telephone. And he enjoyed the many conversations especially during the covid19 isolation Dad never embraced the cell phone regardless of the many attempts by kids to move him into the 21st century.
A travelling free spirit grandson Logan Short would show up unannounced for a shower and a bed to sleep in which always brightened Dad’s day. Unexpected visitors were always an enjoyable time for Dad.
Dad had one last visit with great-grandson Jasper before the covid19 isolation. Dad said he had been around a lot of babies but Jasper was just about the most perfect baby he had encountered. That was one of his best visits and he was thankful Darby and Jasper beat the pandemic shut down.
Dad’s supportive friends from Union Bay: Greg, Stuart, and the ladies from the Credit Union were greatly appreciated.
Dad moved to Vanderhoof to pursue his last foray into farming. He relished the farm as it was like the life on the farm in Medstead, SK. The family farm is still active and being carried on by Alan’s two sons Trevor and Murray Short.
Unfortunately, age forced Evan to sell and retire to Union Bay. He laughed about being a landlubber to spending his final years watching the ocean every day.Obituary
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