Irwin Allan Evans passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton on May 7, 2023, at the age of 76.
Loving husband of Isobel (née Reany) of 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 brothers-in-law Bob and Dennis Reany.
Irwin grew up on the Second of Bruce. 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 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), the staff and volunteers at Huron Shores Hospice and Tiverton Park Manor, and Home Care staff: Leigh Rae, Hannah, Maddie and Julia – thank you; your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023, with Pastor Ken Craig officiating. Reception to follow in the lounge.
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.