Albert Edward Eversfield
Lake Chapala south shore resident Albert Edward Eversfield died unexpectedly on November 2 at the age of 62.
A talkative and happy man who was willing to share his expansive knowledge with whomever would ask for it, Eversfield was born on July 19, 1952 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. He went to high school there and ran a business in commercial property, as well as owning a fire/safety company and a high-pressure CO2 cylinder testing firm in the same town.
Eversfield’s lust for life was apparent from an early age. He exhibited cutting horses and participated in endurance horse rides in his early teens. He then traded up from a horse saddle to a motorcycle saddle, participating in countless long-distance rides. He was an active member of the IBA (Iron Butt Association); having such titles as Saddle Sore (1,000 miles in 24 hours), Bun Burner (1,500 miles in 36 hours) and Bun Burner Gold (1,500 miles in 24 hours). His favorite rally was the annual SCMA Three Flags Classic, where the start was somewhere in Mexico, ending somewhere in Canada, usually covering more than 2,800 miles in three days, of which he completed at least 16 in total.
Eversfield was also a pilot, private and corporate, having over 5,000 hours under his belt.
His love for Mexico began in the early 1980s and he had been visiting this country annually. He and his wife, Ellen, moved permanently to the Lake Chapala area, choosing the south shore as their home, in 2008.
A Celebration of Life ceremony for Eversfield was held last Sunday, and many people from all parts of the Lake Chapala area and Guadalajara attended.
He was a caring, giving man and lover of animals, leaving two dogs and two rescued cats. He will be greatly missed.