Young; Gregory Evans
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We lost Greg on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in his 70th year. He died as he would have wished, on his own terms, at home. Allison and daughter, Taylor, provided care and support as Greg met his health challenges. His son James, and his wife Erica, braved the border, quarantine and the Grey County winter for two months to be here in Eugenia with Greg and the family. Long term friends and loved ones made a point of connecting as they could. However, in true Greg fashion, we got as good as we gave. He made us laugh to the very end.
The humour was only one facet of this man. Called the “master of the physical universe”, he knew how things worked. Incredibly skillful, he also used his hands and mind to create beautiful things that will outlive him. He never ceased to be curious and passionate, about aesthetics, politics, history, and the physical world around him. He was a treasure trove of facts, knowledge, and convictions. You never needed to wonder what Greg thought, be it praise or critique. His heart was as big as his head – literally and figuratively. (He did have a rather large head.) Greg was emotional, easily moved, and very caring. What he thought and felt were close to the surface and authentic. Life will not be as colourful or beautiful without him.
A private funeral will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford where Greg will be buried in a scenic place, close to the water as he wanted. In lieu of flowers or donations, if you have any stories you want to share on this website, please do, or have a beer, a moment of remembrance, and raise a toast to our lovely Greg.
We also want to announce that there will be a Celebration of Life on Zoom on Sunday, February 28th, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. People will be contacted with an evite by email.