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George Evans

George William Evans

Thursday, May 1st, 1924 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Obituary

George William Evans passed away January 16, 2020 at Southlake Village, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Iva in January 2010. Dad leaves behind his daughters, Dianne (Bryan) Cousineau, and Donna (Jim McDonald) and sons Terry Evans and the late Michael (Connie) Evans. He was the proud grandfather of Allyson (Shawn), Melissa (Andrew), Gillian (Brent), Sarah, Amy (Mike), Laura, Jeffery and Kristen (Mike). He was delighted by his 14 great grandchildren, Leah, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Mackenna, Dexter, Jack, Brooks, Evan, Corey, Carter, Hayden, Savannah, Brady and Rylee.
Dad would want to be remembered as a hard worker, a good farmer, a good neighbour and friend as well as Husband, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and Uncle. He always said he enjoyed the early years when his kids were young, his Mother and Father still living on the family farm and when life was simpler. He told stories of hauling water up the lane, worrying about the empty well, keeping the lane plowed so the milk truck could get in, playing shinny on Dike’s pond, and his many adventures with his best friend, Jim Williams. Dad's stories, that he told many, many times always brought a smile to his face. He loved going to the Barrie Flyers hockey games and watching the Zephyr Spud Kings in their glory days. Dad loved a good shot of rye, Mom's pies, Carol's special popcorn and Sandy's deviled eggs, friends and family dropping in for a visit and driving his scooter around Sharon. Dad enjoyed spending time thinking about the past and remembering all the good times he spent with friends and on the farm. All of you who spent any time with Dad in the last years would agree with that. We all respected Dad's ability to 'invent' a machine that would make a job easier. He could boast about the 'self unloading' wagons, snow blowers, furnaces,... and even in his last weeks, all he could talk about was building an electric walker.
The loss of his mother on his 65th birthday, and then the same year the loss of his son Michael at Christmas time seemed too much for Mom and Dad but they were troopers and kept going. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just the summer before Mom passed away so suddenly. Life surely changed after that and was never the same for him.
Dad valued his neighbours his whole life time, We remember his wonderful Sharon neighbour, Paul Dzuba, who suddenly passed away earlier this year, and his neighbour and faithful friend, John Seymour. Dad often reminisced about his bygone days and dear friends on the 5th Concession including the Gibson, Lowndes, Harrison, Benton, Boyd, Pegg, Leppard and Brenair families.
Dad and his brother, Harvey both lived with heart disease, Dad since he was 55 years old. He owed his life to the many new innovations and treatments, being patched up many times with a by-pass, stents, medications and the ever present nitro spray. Our special thanks to Dr. Doherty, who made lots of time for Dad and Dr. Symmes who kept Dad's heart going for many, many happy years. Also our thanks to the staff at Alexander Muir for the wonderful care Dad received in his last year, as well as the staff at Southlake Village and their kind care during the last week of his life. Friends and family may call on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A celebration of Dad's life will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Sharon Hope United Church, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. A private family interment at Queensville Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke fund would be appreciated.
Rest in peace Dad. You deserve it.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Visitation Room #2
    Address
    157 Main St. S.
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Sharon-Hope United Church
    Address
    18648 Leslie Street
    Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0
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  • Interment

    Location
    Queensville Cemetery
    Address
    20778 Leslie Street
    Queensville, Ontario
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO.

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Mary Slingerland

Posted at 06:57pm
Dear Dianne, Donna, Terry and Families,

George and my husband Owen were boyhood friends, we always appreciated his friendship throughout all these years. We admired him for his honesty, integrity and good humour. He has left behind a wonderful legacy.
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Sam Twinney

Posted at 09:50am
Dear Dianne and Family, We are sending our sincere condolences on the passing of such a wonderful family man.
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Elaine Cole

Posted at 02:08pm
So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Although we do not live forever, it is always sad to lose a parent, friend. I have fond memories of him as a neighbour when we lived on the 5th when I was growing up. He was a great friend to my brother David. He will be missed by all who knew him.As youngsters we learned to spell geography by a rhyme,George Evans old grandmother rode a pig home yesterday. The 1st letter of each word spells geography, great memories. Our condolences to the family.
Ralph & Elaine Cole nee (Lepard)
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Love Dale, Sarah, Amy, Mike, Laura & all our littl

Posted at 11:49am
We love you always and forever Grandad. Rest well with all the ones you love. XOXO
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Donna Marshall

Posted at 10:29am
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of George Evans. Donna kept me entertained with the many stories about her dad, his inventions, hard work and persevering spirit. He will leave a huge gap in the lives of those who knew and loved him. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Love, Donna M.
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