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Richard Lloyd Evans
June 26, 1920 - April 22, 2019
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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Born in New Toronto on June 26, 1920. Passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2019 in his 99th year. Predeceased by his wife, Beatrice. They were married on April 24, 1954. Lovingly known as Dick, Dad, Poppa, Pops and Uncle Dick.

Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his children: Debbie(Peter Maley), Kim ( Simon Taylor), David (Melissa Moure), Will ( Jennifer Booth) and Joanne (Stephane Vilandre). Proud grandfather of: Donald Kruse (Lori), Kurtis Farwell, (Carla), Jennifer Speziale (Greg), Nicole Carr(Jamie), Erin Jensen (Marc), Michael Kruse (Kali), Matthew Stacey(Sigita), Jean Evans and Scotia Evans. Great-grandfather of Emilia Kruse, Olivia Kruse, Evan Carr, Charlotte Carr, Avery Jensen and Brynlee Speziale.
Brother in law to Ian Campbell, (Florence, predeceased), Helen Curry (Len, predeceased) ,Lillian Edge (Roy, predeceased) and Mark Rasile (Linda). Predeceased by his parents Ellis and Noami and siblings Jack, Doris, Gladys, and Jean.

He started his first job at age 9 delivering groceries for Pophan grocery on 6th St. He helped his father with gardening at McGinnis House on Lakeshore, which really was the start of a life long gardening bug.
He attended primary school at 5th Street and graduated in 1938 from Mimico High School with a Commerce degree.
He was a member of Squadron 400 in The Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII.
He worked for Northern Pigment as a warehouse shipper and Traffic Manager for 42 years.
He was involved in Boys and Youth Clubs, wrote newspaper articles for the Weekly Church Boys League and Weekly Badminton News. He started the St Margaret’s Badminton Club.
He played the most convincing Santa Claus for many of the companies in New Toronto and Long Branch.
He enjoyed camping, so long as Bea organized the trips and vacationed in Europe, Caribbean, Canada and the USA. He liked golfing and was a Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Roughriders fan.

In 1990, he suffered a massive stroke and throughout his extensive rehabilitation he has always maintained a positive attitude. He participated and served on the Board for the Oakville Golf program for the physically Challenged. He joined a swim club at Gus Ryder pool and participated in the Islington United Church Day Club. He kept his mind active with word puzzles, reading and card games on the computer.

He was a great husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, brother in law, neighbour and friend.
He was loving, funny, kind, honest, determined, stubborn, current and committed.
His greatest pride and joy in life was his FAMILY. He was the best role model, had an amazing sense of humour, a positive outlook, a song in his voice and a massive smile in his heart.

One of a kind, WE ARE SURE GOING TO MISS HIM.

The family would like to especially thank Mary Jane from Thornbrook Homecare, who supported Dad with his desire to live out his life in his home on 21st St.

A Celebration of his Life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St., Toronto. On line condolences may be placed at Ridley Funeral Home.com, Donations to St. Margaret’s Church or Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated.