Trevor William Sanders
November 4, 1949 – January 9, 2010
Trevor was the second child born to Kenneth and Lila Sanders. Trev was also welcomed by his big sister, Trudy. Trev’s constant love and teasing of his sister resulted in a funny story. Trudy was afraid of snakes so Trev brought one into the house and was teasing Trudy. As she screamed frantically he threw it at her. The snake went under the fridge, Trudy took scissors to get the snake and cut it in half. Trev was laughing and Trudy was throwing her arms up frantically and hit Trev in the eye, giving him a black eye. Trev loved his sister!
Trev was lucky to have been loved by two women. Trev met and fell in love with Bev in high school. They were married and had two great children, Michelle and Graeme. As life progressed Trev and Bev’s paths changed!
Fairn was lucky enough to have met Trev at Graeme and Stephen’s school. Trev and Fairn were married in 1985. Upon their nuptials they united two families. They had six children, Damean, Michelle, Joshaua, Darlana, Graeme and Stephen.
A few years later, Tiffany was added to the family. We used to say that we have a “your’s, mine and ours” household. For fun away from work Trev loved to go camping. Trudy tells a story…..Trev hoarded wood like it was gold; never knew when you could use it for a wiener roast in the backyard. His fellow co-workers at McLevins had a truck load of split wood delivered to him one Christmas – Trev thought he’d won the lottery. Bob and I still laugh at Trev’s “wood naming.” In Trev’s campsite, stacked neatly was approximately 100 pieces of wood all with names on them. Trev would say to me – “Bring me Rungo and Paul. Pluto is too big so we will use him later.”
Trev retired in June of 2009 so that he and Fairn could go spent time with the kids, travel around in the motor home, and just get to know each other again without kids. Trev’s last hoorah was a trip to Barkerville with his brother-in-law, Bob. The trip was originally planned to be a motorcycle ride but because of Trev’s failing health Bob and Trev loaded up the van and away they went. Bob had known Trev since Trev was 9. They shared a terrific friendship. Trev’s passing has left a major void in Bob’s heart.
For years, Trev lived and breathed for his business ‘McLevin Bros.’ Trev often said that he owed Dawson Creek for his life. He loved it here. He had the utmost love and respect for Blair Simcoe. He always said “Blair gave me everything I have!”
Trev is survived by his wife of 24 years, Fairn. He is survived by his children, Damean, Michelle (Sean), Joshaua (Rachel), Darlana, Stephen (Jesse), Graeme and last but not least Tiffany (Daddy’s little girl), his grandchildren Madison, Aurora, Paige, Aspen, Kaymia, Lissette, Miranda, Keaton, Brooklyn (who Grandpa shared his peanut butter toast with), Zackary, and Owen. Trev is survived by his sister Trudy (Bob), his nieces and nephews, Tracy (Tracy), Tammy, Devon, Natalie and Luke. He is also survived by Tinkerbell.
Trev was proud of his staff: Joanne, Allen, Bob, Lynn, and Jodi-Anne.
Trev we will love you and miss you forever.
You were always so big to me. I could ride on your shoulders and touch the highest branch. I love you, dad for being big enough to let me see above the crowds. But I love you even more for letting me see you! I love you! Tiffany
We will see you in Heaven.
Trev was cremated and a Memorial tea was held on January 14, 2010 at Bergeron Funeral Services, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.