July 1, 2021
In Memory ~ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evert Krider of Ashcroft, BC, on July 1, 2021 at the age of 96 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Inga; son Robert (Clair) and daughter Alana; grandchildren PJ (mother Maggi), Mistaya, Cole, and Liam; great-grandson Zane; and niece Pat. He was predeceased by his brothers Edward and Ernest, and sister Edna.
Evert was born on a farm near Prud’homme, Saskatchewan. He worked on the farm until he was 21, and then chose a career in teaching. He served as principal in several schools in Saskatchewan, where he met and married Inga. After moving to Alberta, Evert won the John Walker Barnett Scholarship for outstanding contributions to education, and in 1964 earned his Master of Education degree at the University of Alberta.
In 1967 the family relocated to BC, where Evert was principal of Ashcroft Secondary School for 13 years. He enjoyed being able to step out of the office and back into the classroom to teach Grade 12 math. Evert retired in Ashcroft, a town that he often spoke of as “the best place to live”.
Evert and Inga travelled extensively in Canada and the United States, and visited England, Denmark, Hong Kong, Australia, Alaska, Mexico, and Panama. Among Evert’s many hobbies were woodworking, gardening, and photography.
He took great joy in his yard and flowers, and spent many hours in his darkroom processing film and printing photos. He was skilled at hand-tinting black-and-white photos, and, after the advent of home computers, enjoyed using photo editing software to digitally tint and restore old photos.
Evert also had a passion for flying, and had his private pilot’s license. He always supported his children in their varied endeavours, enjoyed following their activities, and looked forward to their visits.
We are deeply grateful to the friends and neighbours who provided their generous assistance to Evert and Inga during this past difficult year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also wish to thank Evert’s doctor, Harold Stefanyk, for his many years of care, and especially for his attention and support during Evert’s last days.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Time passes, memories stay,
Loved and remembered every day.
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