Cyril (Cy -Grandad) passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital. Cy grew up in Saskatoon and from a young age was very ambitious. At the age of 14 he went door to door and through persistence was very successful at selling newspapers and magazines. He then attempted enlisting in the army at age 17 in 1939 but had to wait a full 2 years before joining the Navy. He first served on a sub chaser for 16 months on the west coast mostly off the Queen Charlotte Islands, then served on the “Nabob”, an aircraft carrier and in 1942 was transferred to the “Prince Henry” as a signalman. While on the “Prince Henry” he travelled over 300,000 miles including its lead of 21 other ships to Juno Beach on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), the invasion of Southern France in July 1944 and the taking of 5,000 women and children to safety from Salonika to Piraeus Greece on Christmas Day 1944 just before the German invasion. Cy was a proud veteran who was awarded 7 medals during the war. After the war, Cy returned to Saskatoon and joined Campbell Wilson Miller as a salesman. There he met the love of his life, Elaine, who became his wife in 1949. In 1954 he joined Canada Post and worked in the district office until his retirement in 1977. Cy enjoyed spending time at Waskesiu, and camping trips to Western Canada with his young family. He enjoyed curling, golfing and was an avid fan of both the Riders and Blue Jays. He spent endless time at Emma Lake working on the cabins he shared with family, fishing for pickerel and playing cards with family and friends. His favourite winter getaway was in Oahu, Hawaii where he spent months with Elaine and enjoyed when family and friends could join them there. They enjoyed travelling all over together going to California, Las Vegas, Florida, a cruise to Mexico and numerous casino bus trips closer to Saskatoon. Cy is survived by his daughter Debra Smith (Barry), grandsons Ryan (Lindsay Bonnell), Jamie (Jewel and their son Lennon and daughter Winnie) and Mike (Leigh Spinney). Granddaughters: Coni Evans ((Brendan King and their daughter Elaine) and her daughter and son Ashley Evans and Noah Kirchgessner), Jill Evans (son Kaden). Granddaughter Shannon Evans, and grandson Corey Evans and their mother, Verda Evans. He is also survived by brother Geoff (Phyllis), brother-in-law Hugh McGinn, numerous nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Evans, parents Arthur and Mabel Evans, son Gary Evans, sisters, Hetty and Mabel and brother, Bob. The family are grateful for the kindness and support provided by the Warm ‘n’ Cozy Personal Care Home where he lived for the past 4 ½ years. The family also wish to thank the doctors and staff at St. Paul’s Hospital for their empathy and care during his final days.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Cyril John Evans 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Saskatchewanatoon, Province: Saskatchewan