Howard "Dent" EVANS

Born: Tue., Nov. 14, 1939
Died: Tue., Jul. 4, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 07, 2017
Location: Rosetown United Church

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather Howard “Dent” Evans of Rosetown on July 4th, 2017 at his home.

Dent was born on November 14th, 1939 in Rosetown. He married Jeanne Benjamin in 1961 and together they took over the family farm NW 31-31-14-3. Some would call it the middle of nowhere, he would have called it the centre of his world. He loved fresh air, sunshine (and rain when needed), harvest, full moons, birds singing, country roads, checking the crops, and the list goes on and on. He was so proud to receive the “Evans Century Family Farm Award” in 2006. Dent also loved curling, spending time at the cabin on Jackfish Lake, working in his shop, having company (the more the merrier), music, dancing, fixing anything that was broken, playing cards, visiting with family and friends, chocolate, as well as happy hour and not necessarily in that order!

He lived by the quote “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. The number of people that Dent called a friend was legendary, and his loss will be felt by many. Dent had the ability to connect with anyone he crossed paths with. His generosity, kindness and humour will be missed by all. He could brighten any room with his infectious, genuine smile that was constantly fixed across his face.

Dent’s memory will live on through his wife Jeanne of 56 years; his son Kim (Laurie) Evans and their children Steven (Melissa), Bradley (Colette), and Daniel (Brittany); son Perry Evans; daughters Vinnie Evans and Vonnie (Slade) Morrow and their children Jessica (Derek), Kirk, and Brant; brother Nelson Evans (Marilyn); sisters Carol (Will) Ostapowich and Joy (Bill) Grip; brother-in-law Ernie Lawton; sisters-in-law Rita (Don) Kneller and Eva (Alvin) Gallinger; brothers-in-law George (Linda) Benjamin, Barry (Karin) Benjamin and Larry (Brenda) Benjamin; as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Howard and Lavina Evans: step-father Cam Lawrence; sisters Donna Lawton and Mary Sherick; brothers-in-law Herb Frerichs and Bert Sherick; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Ferd and Yvonne Benjamin.

A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Rosetown United Church with Reverend Jan Coffey-Olson officiating. Interment Rosetown Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dent may be made to Rosetown and District Health Centre Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 653, Rosetown, Sask. S0L 2V0.

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d shaw
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Jeanne, Kim and rest of family:
Sorry for your loss.
Dent was one of the nicest men I knew.
d shaw

Debbie & David Walker
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the Evans family, remember all the happy years and love that you shared.

Don Ewson
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Dear Jeanie and extended Families, so sorry to hear about your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very emotional time. I have many memorable thoughts of being around the Benjamin family house

Pat and Elaine Delainey
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

Pat and Elaine
Vern and Audrey
Brent and Suzelle

Val and Don Rawson
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Dear Jeanne and Families: Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of Dent! A true friend to anyone that knew him! Can't help but think Dad and Dent are smiling down on us playing crib and enjoying the odd beverage!! Dent will be missed but remember the good times and keep those memories close! Sorry we will be unable to attend on Friday but our prayers and hugs are with you!!! Val and Don Rawson

Dale and cheryl schopff
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go to you Jeanne and family, on the passing of Dent. He always had a smile, full of fun. Cling to the memories, hold them close to your heart.
Hugs Cheryl and Dale Schopff

Sharon Spence & Jim Hamel
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Jeanne and family: We are truly sorry to hear of Dent's passing. We know you are surrounded by family and friends to give you comfort and we also wish you peace and strength during this difficult time.

Heather (Brown) Johnso
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
So sorry for your loss Jeanne & family. Remember so many great memories shared. Forever in my heart. RIP Dent❤️💕🇨🇦🇺🇸

Bill Cratty
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Jeanne so sorry for your loss. Dent was a good friend and will be sorely missed.

Sheryl Zacharias
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
My condolences to all of you in the loss of Dent . All of you will have so many memories to live in your hearts to comfort you now and days ahead. Sheryl Zacharias

Morris Cratty
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Sorry To Hear About Dent. He And Your Family Are In My Thoughts. Will Miss Him.

Trinda Delainey
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Jeanie, Kim, Perry, Vinnie and Vonnie and family
Dad, Charlene & Aiden, Darryl & Tracey, myself and Zane send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of you in this time of sadness.
Dent will be missed by many including our family. My Dad wanted to be there in person but is unable to make the trip so please know you are all in our thoughts.
Ron Spence
Trinda & Zane Delainey
Charlene & Aiden Farquhar
Darryl & Tracey Spence

Faye Angus
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Dear Jeanne,
I just learned of Dent's passing, please accept my deepest sympathy; I sit and think of all the "Old Times" we shared, and all the laughter, great memories. Take care and I will be in contact with you.
Love Faye

Deb and Alf Rayment
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
We send our deepest condolences, Dent was a wonderful and jovial man who always made us feel welcome. We remember great family reunions at Jackfish lake, water sking and many conversations about farming. Uncle Dent was loved by all that knew him and will be missed greatly.

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