Rene Evans (nee Robertson) 1953 — 2018

Rene Evans (nee Robertson)

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lorine “Rene” Evans on November 8th 2018 .  Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 15th 1953, she leaves to mourn her husband Greg of 27 years and step daughter Teneill and granddaughter Erika.  Predeceased by parents Dr. Hugh Robertson,  mother Helen, brother James, and four days later, brother Murray (Candace), she is survived by brother Bryan (Jill) and sister Janice Kirychuk (David} and countless nephews and nieces. Wilma Downing influenced Lorine as she excelled in many sports as a student at Sheldon Williams. Through her high school and university years she developed long lasting relationships with so many she called best friends for life. She would go on to play on championship basketball teams, win provincial tennis titles, run track and later enjoyed a run playing 3 years for Canada’s national volley ball team leading up to the 1976 Olympics. She was an academic and when at UBC, while playing national volleyball, would finish her Bachelor of Education in 1978 at the University of Regina, all the while returning to play women’s basketball for the university. She accepted a position at Lakehead University coaching the woman’s basketball team and instructing in the physical education degree program. While at Lakehead University she completed her Master of Science degree in 1985. Lorine obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the U of S in 1988 and shortly after moved to Kamloops BC. She was admitted to the bar in 1989 and while there met her future husband Greg Evans. They were married in 1991 in Regina and enjoyed 27 years all the while practicing law in Kamloops and Chase the last several years with Cates Ford and Epp. Family was always first with Rene and during her parents later years she became a prime care giver and was always there when needed. Rene became an avid gardener (obtaining  her horticulture degree) and enjoyed cycling along with her husband Greg. Rene was a courageous, generous and loving person and her passing leaves a deep wound in not only her family, but in all who knew her. A Celebration of Rene’s life will be announced at a date forth coming.

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4 Tributes

  1. Lynne Corea
    Posted November 17, 2018 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    My dearest friend who was so lovely, kindness beyond words, always taking time to be helpful to everyone in her life. I have many fond memories that I will hold on to forever.
    With Love and my deepest sympathy to Greg, and all her family, may God Bless.

  2. Scott & Leslie Bell
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Lorine will be sadly missed. I feel blessed to have had some time to enjoy her, what a kind compassionate, loving person. She was a lovely lady who will greatly missed. Condolences Greg, and family.

  3. Darlene & Rick Jones
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    I would like to express our deepest Condolences to Greg and Family. We appreciated Lorine , as she always made time for us in our time of need.

  4. Frank & Anna Brewer
    Posted November 22, 2018 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Our condolences to Greg and the family for your loss.
    RIP Lorine, heaven has gained another angel.

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