In Memory

Bill (William) Evans

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07/28/12 03:56 PM #1    

Cam Molloy

Bill was our lead singer in the first band I had after getting out of high school. We auditioned him , listening to him sing along with some band that was playing at the Civic Center. We were called the B.C. Rogues and to be completely honest, Bill and Brian Baker were the best two guys in the band the rest of us weren'towery good. We had a lot of fun while we were together. Bill hired two ex RCN guys who had just got out of the service and were headed back to Ontario to be our roadies. They stopped in Nelson and ended up in Godfreys where Bill worked and he talked them into hanging around and traveling with us for a while. 

We got to appear at the Creston Blossom Festival Battle of the Bands and had worked out our choreography and how our set was going to go. At the end of our first song we all bowed and there was complete silence. Brian looked at me and said " oh s--- we are in trouble now" but Bill never missed a beat. He put the entire band on his back and carried us through the rest of the set. He won the "best vocalist award" for the level we were competing in. I think if it hadn't been for Bill on that stage, we would have all crawled off into a dark corner somewhere and possibly changed our identities. He pulled us through. Thanks  Bill, rest in peace. 

10/13/12 04:29 PM #2    

Pam Stegeman (De Kock)

Taken from us far too soon.  Saddened by the news of your passing, Bill.

 In the 1964 LVR Yearbook, The Mountaineer, Bill was a member of the Boy's Team "A" Volleyball in 1964.

Rest in Peace, Bill,


Pam LVR '64

06/12/13 06:08 PM #3    

Rick Joyce

Bill and I knew each other somewhat in high school, but it was later that I knew him better.

Bill worked after graduation several years at Godfrey’s Men’s Wear where he formed a men’s softball team called “Godfrey’s V.I.P. s”. Being a mediocre player myself,  I cajoled Bill into letting me join the team and he did.

We played at Uphill Park often and once made a road trip to Riondel fueled on beer and overconfidence and we lost badly.

Bill had a quirky sense of humour always which I enjoyed.  He was intelligent and witty and he left too young.

07/10/13 06:12 PM #4    

Barb Stevens (Brown)

Bill, I wanted to dance with you at the 84 reunion and was shocked and saddened that you had died. I remember you with so much energy and humour and music, music, music. His favourites were ..... The Beach Boys and sang their songs all the time. When he visited me in Vancouver the Beach Boys were in town so of course we went to the stadium to see them .... he was on Cloud Nine and I hope he is now too.


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