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February 16, 1939 - May 21, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our father, Evan Haldane, on May 21, 2024.

Evan is survived by his daughter Janice (Gord), sons Herb (Donna) and Dean (Lindsey), grandchildren Rob, Shannon, Chris, Ryan and Erin, great grandchildren Jayda and Nora.

He also leaves behind his sister Lois (Bob) and brother George, sister-in-law Gerry, aunts, cousins, many nieces & nephews as well as all of his Ontario family and many Sooke friends.

Evan was born in Prince Rupert BC on February 16, 1939. In the early 1940's he moved with his parents Kitty and Herb, while they made their way to Vancouver with their growing family. As a young boy, Evan started delivering medications for a local drugstore; riding all over Vancouver on his bike.

In 1954, his family moved to Sooke, where he later met the love of his life, Marie (predeceased in 2003) in the local "Ice Cream Shop". They were married in September 1961.

Evan was a true entrepreneur; as a young man, he started his own business, Canadian Evergreens, where he and Marie packed and shipped, Salal and other greenery; hand-picked by himself and other pickers, sold to Wholesalers across Canada, well into the 1990's.

In the early 1970's he and Marie started their own business, Country Garden Centre and Landscaping. This business was their pride and joy! They were both very hard workers and were known for their generosity within the Sooke community, especially around the holidays.

Evan was very kind and generous; always had a smile on his face, he'd give you the shirt off his back or lend a hand to anyone that needed it and there were never too many guests at the dinner table.

Evan coached many boys' soccer teams over the years and was instrumental in the formation of what is the "Sooke Soccer Association" in the early 1970's. There were many interests throughout his life, including fishing, Lions Club, the Sooke Athletic Association, and enjoyed travelling with friends or family.

He was known for his love of animals and always had a pocketful of dog cookies when walking along the Galloping Goose Trail with his beloved Jack Russell, Buddy.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wexford Creek Seniors Community in Nanaimo, for their care and compassion while he lived there.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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