Janet Evans

Obituary of Janet Downing Evans


Janet Evans, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, gracefully concluded her journey on May 17, 2023 at the age of 94, after a brief illness. Predeceased by her loving husband, Charles Waldron Evans, her departure leaves us with profound sorrow, but also an immense appreciation for the love, wisdom, and joy she brought into our lives. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary woman, we take solace in the countless memories and the enduring legacy she leaves behind.

Born on April 4, 1929 in Coronation, Alberta, Janet was a beacon of strength and compassion from the very beginning. Her unwavering love for her family and her unwavering commitment to kindness defined her character. Throughout her 94 years, she touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her, leaving an indelible impact that will resonate for generations to come.

Janet was a nurturing and devoted mother who showered her six sons and their families with unwavering affection. Her guidance and unconditional support helped shape their lives, instilling in them a sense of resilience and integrity. She embraced her role as a grandmother with delight, bestowing warmth, laughter, and endless love upon her grandchildren. They will forever cherish the memories of her gentle hugs, sage advice, and the love she effortlessly radiated.

Janet's passions were as vibrant as her spirit as she traveled the world with an insatiable curiosity and an infectious zest for life. An avid golfer, she loved to trade stories and share the joy of the game with friends, and especially her children, who shared the passion.

In this time of sorrow, we find strength in the beautiful memories we shared with Janet. We honour her legacy by emulating the values she held dear - love, compassion, and unwavering strength. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will forever reside in our hearts, guiding us along life's winding path.


Janet is survived by her loving sons, Drew (Colleen), Jeff (Vel), Kirby (Julie), Brock (Cindy), Craig (Monica) and Todd (Marci), her seventeen adoring grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a wide circle of friends whose lives she enriched with her presence. As we gather to celebrate her life, let us remember the profound impact she had on us all and the immeasurable love she bestowed upon us.

In honouring her memory, we invite you to join us in celebrating the beautiful life of Janet Downing Evans at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue in Toronto on Thursday May 25th at 2:00 p.m.

May her soul find eternal peace and may her light continue to shine brightly in our hearts.

Rest in eternal peace, dear Janet. You will forever be missed and forever loved.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to North York General Hospital’s Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care. Make your one-time gift now to North York General Foundation (www.nyghfoundation.ca/janet).  Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.


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