Obituary of Marion Doris Evans
Marion was born on October 20th, 1932, in Botwood to Fred and Gertie Waterman. As a young girl of 16 Marion went to work in the telegraph office as a Wireless operator. She grew up on Circular Road and lived there all her life until she moved into Lanes Retirement Living in 2015. In 1951, Marion was introduced to Angus by her cousins Calvin and Goldie.
She married Angus Evans on September 12, 1953, and shared almost 65 years together. Then they were blessed with two sons, Edward George, and Clifford (Tip) Owen (the boys).
She was involved in many organizations throughout her life in Botwood such as The Lions Club, Figure Skating Club, Curling Club, Girl Guides and the Botwood Heritage Society.
In the early 1960’s she worked at the canteen at the Botwood swimming pool for many summers. Before she retired, she worked in the dispensary at Shoppers Drug Mart for many years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, darts and travelling. Most of all she loved having a crowd around for parties, card games and all family gatherings. She taught all her grandchildren how to play many card games and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Marion passed away peacefully on September 11th, 2021, at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Center in Botwood, NL. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Gertie Waterman, husband, Angus, brothers, Elmo and Kevin, brothers-in-law Robert McClean, Joseph Finch and William (Bill) Smith, Sisters-in-law Hazel and Geraldine. Left to mourn are her sons Edward (Gloria/Lolly), Clifford (Pat), Sisters Gloria (Jean), Maxine and Deanna, brothers Angus (Bud), Wayne (Margrit), Dennis (Rosemary) and sister’s-in-law Paula and Betty, Grandchildren; Victoria (Gervase), Sara (Jeff), Ashleigh (Keith), Shem (Bailey), Lacey (Kristen), Ashley (Silver) and Cole (Jen). Great grandchildren; Keegan, Kobe, Kael, Kalen, Sadie, Jade, Kolsen, Emily, Sophie, Shem, Penelope, Evelyn, Maddy and Tate and a large circle of family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her wonderful family at Lane’s Retirement Living (Killick) and the great staff whom she dearly loved and appreciated.
Many thanks to the staff at Lanes Retirement Living for all their love and support during her time spent living there as well as the dedicated Doctors and staff at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Center for their compassion and care.
Following the Covid 19 restrictions there will be a public visitation from 2-4 and 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday from Hoskins Funeral Home in Botwood. The funeral service will take place from Trinity United Church, Botwood, on Wednesday at 11 A.M. with interment to follow at the Evans Point Cemetery, Northern Arm. For those not able to attend, the service will be live streamed from the Trinity United Botwood facebook page.
If you would like to attend the funeral sevice, please call Gloria at 257-2177. Thank You.