Lindsay Evans was a friend to everyone, and president of the Agnes Water/1770 RSL Sub-branch for 14 years.
Lindsay Evans was a friend to everyone, and president of the Agnes Water/1770 RSL Sub-branch for 14 years. Contributed

Man remembered as icon of Agnes Water RSL

OBITUARY: Lindsay Evans was the face of the Agnes Water/1770 RSL sub branch.

He loved the Agnes Water community, and was a catalyst in the development of the town's memorial cenotaph.

His friend Cheryl Wickes had hoped he would live to see that project come to fruition.

But Mr Evans died on April 16 at 67, one week before Anzac Day.

"He had been working on that as a project for seven years," Ms Wickes said.

Mr Evans - who penned his own eulogy in March - will be remembered for his kind heart and organisational skills.

His son-in-law David Pilgrim had nothing but praise for Mr Evans, who suffered from liver cancer until his death.

"He was very organised and the pillar of the family," he said.

"In February he asked me to take him out to organise his funeral with him. I was blown away."

Mr Evans was born on April 19, 1948. In 1968 Mr Evans was called up for National Service.

"He always joked that it was the only raffle he ever won in his life," Mr Pilgrim said.

A year later, Mr Evans married first wife Margaret and was posted to South Vietnam.

When he returned, they had three children - Anthony, Leigh-Anne and Darryl - but the couple's marriage didn't last.

Mr Evans met Lynn in 1981 and they married in 1989. The couple moved to Agnes Water in 1999.

It was in 2003 that Mr Evans became seriously involved with the RSL, and he was president for more than 10 years.

"Together with all the members of the RSL sub branch, and with Lynn by his side, they worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to improve the sub branch's stature in the community," Mr Pilgrim said.

Mr Evans had severe health issues as he got older, his liver cancer beating him in the end.

"Never once did he complain about his pain and always had a smile for his entire family when they were around," Mr Pilgrim said.

Ms Wickes said he would be missed.

"He did so much for the people of this town. He was an all-round good fellow who would help anyone."



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