The Celebration of the Life of Liz Evans

A Tribute to my late wife, Liz Evans, Chair of Cormonachan Woodlands Association

On Saturday 20th January 2018, Liz’s funeral was held at Cardross Crematorium where over one hundred friends and family attended despite the snow and icy weather conditions. This was a Humanist Celebration of Liz’s Life where everyone wore colourful dress and listened to some of Liz’s favourite music and her sister, Gwyneth, Phil from Ardroy, her son Calum and husband Douglas gave speeches covering her very full 65 years of her life where she achieved and did so much in it.

It was followed by a wake buffet at Fruin Farm Restaurant near Loch Lomond that was filled to capacity. There her kayaking friend Christobel, George Bruce on Ardroy and James Fraser chair of Ardroy Trust and Friends of Loch Lomond & Trossachs gave speeches that included 5 very apt P’s of Liz – one for each foot of height, with stories to back each up:
– Positive
– Passionate about what she did
– Persistant
– Proud of her achievements
– Personality
Douglas then gave another short speech thanking everyone for attending Liz’s funeral and wake and saying how amazingly impressed Liz would have been with so many friends attending.

Donations for Liz’s ‘Contemplation Shelter’ in Cormonachan Woodlands amounted to £669 in cash at the funeral and wake with £2796 being sent in prior to the funeral and the day after. A total to date of £3,465. Thank you to everyone for these generous donations towards Liz’s special shelter. Many of her friends said they would be making bank transfers after the funeral and two other future donors, including Forestry Commission Scotland said they will be giving large donations once they knew how much more money will be required to build a lasting memorial in the community woodlands. As our Treasurer is now away on holiday until the end of February, I will not be able to acknowledge further donations until then.

My own Tribute to Liz that I read out at the funeral can be read on my own Facebook page for Douglas Locke.

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