EVJEN, James Nelson. Sept. 4, 1939 – July 13, 2011. After a valiant 6-week struggle against a serious infection requiring open heart surgery, Jim passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital. He is now free of his earthly restrictions & rests in peace with God. Born to Laura (Dezell) & Ralph Evjen in Quesnell, BC, Jim will be deeply missed by his wife Gwen; children Andrew (Shannon) McDonald, Dawn (Dave) Adair, Kathleen (Al) Schweighardt, Karen (Duncan) Eades, Carrie (Mike) Gibb and James (Alison); grandchildren Jessica, Amber, Laura, Kenzie, Cahleigh, Kaiden, Sam, Jack, Karissa, Georgia, Kia, Robbie and Brandon; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim is survived by brother John (Bev) Evjen of Surrey, aunt Bea Dezell (103 years old). Jim’s family & many friends will miss him dearly & will always remember him as the cheerful, loving, kind & supportive person that he was. A Celebration of Jim’s Life was held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at First United Church, White Rock, where Jim & Gwen were married in August of 1994. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Diabetes, Kidney or Heart foundations.

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