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It is with heavy heart that the family of Donald Stephen Evans share news of his passing after a strong and brave journey with cancer. He fought with his typical sense of humour and tenacity.

Don is predeceased by his parents Joan (Slattery) and Gerard Evans.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Donna (Elliott) and his sons, Ryan (Monica Rettig), Phillip (Shantah Kanhai-Evans), and Jason. Proud Poppa to Elliott, Jeremy, Lauren, Surina, and Balin. They were the apples of his eye.

Also survived by his sisters, Ann Marie Donahoe (Mark, predeceased), Jane (John Buschhausen), Christine (Neil Bissonette), Maureen (Tony Camera), Sheila, Sharon (Roger Fulton), and brother Gerard Jr. Predeceased by his brother David.

“Favourite” son-in-law to Dorothy Elliott. Fun loving brother-in-law to the Elliott Clan: Arlene and David McCarthy, Ken & Sandy, Stephen & Evelyn, Peter, Marjorie & Jim Nawroski, Fran & Gilbert, Barry & Carolyn, Michael & Kim, and Tim & Yvon. Predeceased by brother-in-laws Bruce, Gord, Jeffrey, and Kevin.

Uncle Donald Duck to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by niece Nadine.

Don loved his 40+ year career at Ontario Hydro/Hydro One. From Electrical Maintenance, Customer Service, ADET, Transmission Line Tech and Land Use Agent, his career was filled with countless adventures, misadventures, and many life-long friendships.

Don’s biggest and proudest accomplishment was his three boys.

Special thank you to Drs. K. DeBlacam, Z. Holmes, C. Szeto, S. Davidson, F. Ishak, and all the medical staff at HSN that have given Don such great and dignified medical care throughout his journey. We are forever grateful.

Don will always be in our hearts. We love you.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home where friends may gather from 2-4 & 6-8pm on Saturday and after 12 noon Sunday. Memorial prayers in the R. J. Barnard Chapel on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 1pm. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made in Don’s honour to the Northern Cancer Foundation (, Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (, or the Sudbury Therapeutic Riding Program (

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Provided by: Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home

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