Obituary – Irwin Evans
Irwin Allan Evans passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on May 7, 2023 at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton. He was 76.
Loving husband of Isobel (née Reany) for 49 years.
Beloved father of Tom, Jennie (Matt Schaefer) and Laura Evans. Dearly missed by his grand puppies Carl and Dante.
Deeply missed by his sister Beth Evans.
Remembered by his in-laws, Bill and Marion Reany, Judy Hemming, Grace Reany, Judy Reany and their families.
Predeceased by his parents Marjorie (née McKnight) and Allan Evans and by brothers-in-law Bob and Dennis Reany.
Irwin grew up on the Second Concession of Bruce and, although he spent a few years working at the Royal Bank, he was destined to be a caretaker of the land. Irwin was an innovative thinker, open to new ideas and trying new things. As he grew crops and raised hogs, he taught himself the skills to repair, build, weld and fix just about anything. The farmhouse was renovated, a swing set and a tree house built. Irwin put together business plans, crop test plots and best breeding practices. All the while learning to fly, singing in the Glammis choir, supporting his church and raising his family. Irwin lived a life of family, faith and community. Irwin will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
To Dr. Murray, Dr. Gunaratne, Dr. Smith (LHSC), staff and volunteers at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton Park Manor and to the Home Care staff (Leigh Rae, Hannah, Maddie and Julia), thank you; your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
Service information will be provided once details are finalized.
If so desired, memorial donations in Irwin’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Huron Shores Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
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