1932 - 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Evan Dawn Easthope, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Evan passed away peacefully in Taber on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 85 years, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and suffering a stroke.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, July 5, 2018 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Besides his loving wife Kaye, Evan is survived by their five children, Vaughn (Shauna) Easthope of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Kirk (Marie) Easthope of Edmonton, Jill (Roy) Langworthy of Medicine Hat, Kristin (Allan) Alexander of Lethbridge and Dana Easthope of York, Ontario; fifteen grandchildren Jessica, Tessa, Morgan, Tavis, Emily, Keara, Damian, Joshua, Drew, Taylor, Brett, Blake, Sarah, Lauren and Shane; seven great grandchildren Kellan, Adeline, Valerie, Ethan, Shanae, Isaac and Lillie. He is also survived by his sister Elaine (Lyle) Robinson and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Della Easthope; brothers Ivan Easthope and Glen Easthope in infancy and Owen (Maxine) Easthope; sisters Yvonne (David) Morrow and Iris (Leland) Wilson.
Evan was born in Taber on September 28, 1932 in to Della Jane (nee Van Orman) and Samuel LeRoy Easthope. He attended school mainly in Taber with a few years spent in Burnaby and Trail, British Columbia when his father worked at the Smelter. Evan served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California. After returning home he met and married the love of his life, Kaye West. They married and lived in Taber for a short time before moving to Provo, Utah after the birth of their first son Vaughn, so Evan could attend University. They moved to Murray, Utah and their second son Kirk was born. After graduating, the family moved to their cherished acreage in Vauxhall where they welcomed three more children, Jill, Kristin and Dana. He spent his entire career of thirty plus years teaching Industrial Arts at the Vauxhall Junior/Senior High School and felt privileged and proud of his career choice. His passion for teaching was seen and felt by his coworkers and all the students he taught. Evan was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings, but the Cub and Scouting programs were his favorite. Evan spent his retirement years enjoying bus tours and visiting family and friends. His love for his family meant everything to him and he will be greatly missed by them and all those who knew him.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Evan’s name may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 1254 - 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0J9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.ca.