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EDWARD WALLACE EVANKO

Born: Jun 05, 1935

Date of Passing: Oct 13, 2019

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EDWARD WALLACE EVANKO
June 5, 1935 - October 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our family member and good friend, Edward (Eddie) Evanko, at the age of 84.
Ed is survived by his stepson Dwayne Peters, and cousins, Ron (Anna), Mike (Marilyn), Peter (Vanessa) and Christine (Doug).
He was predeceased by his parents, Ephram (Ed) and Julia.
Ed was born in Beausejour, Manitoba. He was a very talented man; he liked to take things apart and fix them. The more something stumped him, the more determined he was to fix it.
At an early age, Eddie acquired his pilot's license and flew his own plane. He worked for the airlines for over thirty years. In these travels, he went all over. In the earlier years he was a bush pilot up north. While working for the airline, Eddie also farmed. In his younger days, Eddie played in a band. Eddie was the type of man who would drop his own work to help a neighbour fix their problem when needed and without question.
When Eddie retired, he settled down on his homestead farm in Tyndall. He raised some cattle and made hay. He continued to help his neighbours with whatever needed to be fixed. Eddie had a collection of guns, which he loved. One of his hobbies was going to the shooting range.
Through this difficult time, we would like to extend our appreciation to Ed's friends and neighbours for helping with his animals.
As per the wishes of his family, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Tyndall Cemetery.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL &
CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 19, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I'm really saddened by the passing of my close friend Ed E. (as I called him and he called me Ed D.). We started playing together in the Country Rock Show Band in the early 70s and other then a few years where we lost touch have stayed friends ever since. He will always be remembered as a very intelligent and fair person. I am in grief beyond words. Safe journey to the spirit world, my friend. You will be missed. - Posted by: edgar D. Desjarlais (friend and bandmate) on: Nov 04, 2019

  • Although I had talked to Ed many times, I never met the man. To me, he was VE4EDE and was one of those people who was always on the radio and happy to talk to anyone. We had several conversations and I will miss him. I always called him on simplex when I was passing Tyndall on the way to a favorite offroad spot. I went out there today and reached, out of habit, for the mike as I passed Tyndall only to remember that Ed wasn't there anymore. My condolences to his family. I know that I, and many others in the amateur radio community, will miss his voice on the air. 73, Ed. - Posted by: Scott Miner (Friend) on: Oct 27, 2019

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