Evans – Dr. Douglas Lloyd Evans of Brooks, beloved husband of Delores Evans, passed away peacefully in Brooks on Thursday, July 21st, 2021 at the age of 88 years. Doug as born on April 11th, 1934 in Raymond, Alberta to John and Lucille Evans. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1960, with a Bachelor of Science and a Teaching Certificate. Doug attended Washington State University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1964, as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to Brooks in 1964 and began working at Bow Valley Vet Clinic, which he eventually purchased and served the people of Brooks and surrounding area until his retirement in 2004. When he was asked when he was going to retire, he quipped, ”I love my work. I don’t know a better way to spend my time.” Doug didn’t retire until 2004, at the age of 72 years. He loved his 40 years of providing veterinary services to Brooks and surrounding communities; the livestock farmers, ranchers and many beloved pets benefitted from his expertise and care. Doug was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission for the Church in the Eastern United States, the Great Lakes Mission, from 1954 to 1956. He loved to serve his fellowman and was privileged to serve as Bishop of the Brooks Ward for 7 years. Additionally, he served as a High Councilor in the Taber and Medicine Hat Stakes. Doug was fortunate to be able to live in his own home until shortly before his passing. This was very important to Doug and it was made possible through the tireless daily efforts of his wife Dory, who cared for him with tenderness and love for many years. Nothing delighted Doug more than having his children gathered around him, telling stories, eating good food, laughing and talking loudly. So many great memories! Doug was predeceased by his parents Jack and Lucille Evans, wife Arlene, son-in-law Allen Wilde, sister Virginia Lundrigan and brother-in-law Robert Lundrigan. He is survived by his wife Dory; 7 children, Scott (Sarah), Joni (Paul Hinman), John (Sheri), Mark (Tina), Kimberlee (Dwayne Jose), Michael (Lisa) and Doug AKA Booker (Danielle); 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brooks Ward. Bishop Greg Graham officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Doug, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM
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