EVANS, Alexander Clarence James (Clare)
With heavy hearts the family of Clare Evans announce his passing on December 18th, 2021 at the age of 98. Clare was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia on August 17th, 1923 to William and Annie Evans. Clare joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and served as a flight instructor and check pilot during WWII. After the war he worked in air traffic command. Due to his love of flying he returned to the Air Force and then later became a commercial pilot with P.W.A. and Imani Aviation in Nigeria. He would often say “Flying was my life and I loved my life”. Clare is survived by his daughter Sandi (Chris) Clancy, son Alex (Kate) Evans; grandchildren Lori (Clark) Harris, Stephen Vogus, Jim VanDyk, Kaitlin (Jared) Sereda, Kelsey (Kyle) Hutchings, Anastasia Sundmark and Amara Evans; siblings Jack ( Barbara) Evans, Florence Sharples and Fred (Shirley) Evans; 6 great grandchildren, 13 great, great grandchildren, in laws, nieces, nephews and many friends. Clare was predeceased by the love of his life, Donna in 2015; his Mom and Dad; daughters Marianne and Lynn; siblings Marg, Alice, Stel, Merle, Bill and grandson Jim. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Devon Hospital LTC team. Who provided exceptional care to Clare.
The family of Clare Evans would like to confirm and invite family and friends to his memorial service on April 3rd, 2022. It will be at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 247 (6 Huron St., Devon, AB) at 2:00 pm. to join online please use the following link https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MzJlZTA4OTItYzAxZS00MGI0LWJlZTQtZGYxMjVkYTlmNWQz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%225c98fb47-d3b9-4649-9d94-f88cbdd9729c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2236613e5f-90b7-4eb8-bff1-bec696de0cf0%22%7d A light lunch will follow for everyone to gather to share stories and memories of Clare.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Devon Legion or Devon General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
The Last Flight
I have soared on wings of silver
Through the clouds into the sun
Carried thousands on their journeys
Landed safely, every one.
But now on wings of silent prayer
I take this flight alone
To gently pass beyond the blue
To be welcomed in the Great Unknown
This flight was logged some time ago
And only God controls the plan
He is my pilot now, taking me
Safely to the promised land.
By Lyn Niemi