December 10, 1933 – July 13, 2016
Born William Jerry Kotcheff in Edmonton, Alberta. In the fall of 1939 he came to the Englewood district, a few miles from Luseland, Saskatchewan, to live with his foster parents Nick and Annie Evanoff. He went to Englewood school and later worked for a few farmers in the district. He then drove truck for a few years and worked on road construction for 3 years. Jerry married Roberta Evans in 1960 and eventually ended up living on the Evanoff homestead. He loved farming first and foremost. It took 6 years of living in Luseland, working for a BA distributor delivering to the locals and hauling fuel from Saskatoon, before he and his family moved to the farm for good. Jerry is survived by his loving wife and four children: Joanne Churchill, Leila Hoffman and her three children, Ron Hoffman (Liz) and child Emily, Megan Kuznitsoff and Hannah Kuznitsoff; Nick Evanoff and his three children, Kimberly, Keely and Dylan, Alan Evanoff (Melodie) and their three children, Ashley, Adam and Zachary. Jerry was predeceased by his foster parents and their daughter Eleonora, her husband Fred Banks and their daughter Betty Banks. He is also survived by Eleonora’s sons: Marvin (Karen) and family; Ron and family and Lorne (Elnora) and family; Roberta’s siblings: Fred, Don, Muriel, Paul and David and their families. After moving from the farm to Luseland, then Saskatoon, Jerry and Roberta enjoyed almost two years in Penticton before a galloping cancer overtook Jerry. He passed away peacefully at the Moog & Friends Hospice House, where donations can be made in his memory. Cremation has taken place, no service by request.
A special thank you to Dr. Sandra Pansegrouw and also to nurses and care givers at Moog & Friends Hospice for the loving care and comfort to both Jerry and Roberta Evanoff.
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