Gary Evans

After a courageous battle with cancer, Gary Evans of Chatham passed away peacefully at home on Friday July 9, 2021. Loving husband of Kathy (Coffman-Brown) Evans. Father of Gary Evans and Derrick Evans both of Victoria BC, and Lacy Gilbert (Darryl) of London. Step-father of Robin Brown of Chatham. Grandfather of Stephanie Evans, AJ Evans (Anna), Tony Evans, Brandon Evans, Zach Gilbert and Jordan Gilbert. Great grandfather of Carl Evans. Son of Jack and Elsie Evans. Gary is survived by his brother-in-law Arceen Vande Sompel and his nieces and nephews, David, Denise (Dan) of Chatham, Michael (Stacey) of Toronto, Rick, Natalie (Rino) of Windsor, and Lori, Mary Kay, and Chris of Woodland CA. Predeceased by sister Marlene Vande Sompel and sister-in-law Carolynn Borst and nephew Brian Vande Sompel. He will also be missed by his furry friend Caesar. Gary was known throughout his life for his stylish, always pressed attire, perfectly polished, unique black cars, playful sense of humor and his quick wit. Gary was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Moose Lodge. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in memory of Gary are asked to please consider Chatham-Kent Hospice or PAWR.  Cremation has taken place with a gathering to happen at a later date.

36 Comments on “Gary Evans”

  1. Dear Kathy and family, we send our sincere condolences for your loss of Gary. We always enjoyed his company and loved his endearing smile and laughter. He will certainly missed by all !
    Mary & Larry Tuck

  2. Kathy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. We had some great times and always lots of laughter when at your sister, Carolyn’s. Gary was always the life of the party, dressed to a tee. Cherish the great times and memories over all the years you spent together. Linda Dudley

  3. Gary with one “R”.
    We’re gonna miss you Bro at our Friday afternoon meetings in Louisville and visits in Erieau. What a great sense of humour and a lot of fun. My condolences to the family.

  4. Kathy & Family: so sorry to read of Gary’s passing – my thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time – cherish the memories

  5. Condolences Kathy
    Will always remember Gary or “Fonz” for his quick wit and sense of humour. Such a light in our Real Estate lives. Praying for you and the family and wishing you nothing but the best

  6. Thinking of you Kathy & family. Gary was a pleasure to work with when we worked together in real estate. Loved his sense of humour. Enjoyed catching up with all of you for lots of laughs at the MH and other fun places. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. Great guy. He will be missed.

  7. So sorry Kathy. I have fond memories of great conversations with Gary at the Montreal House. His smile and sense of humour were the best! Jon and I are so sorry for your loss.

  8. Sorry for your loss Kathy. Great memories of him at the MH with his great sense of humour.

  9. I met Gary 33 yrs ago when l started with Doher Realty. Gary was always dressed to the 9’s, kept his car immaculate and had a wicked smile! I enjoyed working with him and had a huge amount of respect for him. I am sad to see another old friend pass. He will be missed. To the entire Evans family I send my condolences and will never forget a true classy legend.


  10. a true true friend……………a great working companion…………………a real man………….so sad……………….deepest sympathy to all Gary’s family…………….
    rest in peace Gary

  11. My deepest sympathies, I met Gary briefly at a Rib dinner at USB, very pleasant and comical kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. My deepest condolences Kathy and family. Gary was a real sweetheart. He will be missed. RIP Guido

  13. Kathy: When Gary would join us ol gals for breakfast he sure did liven up the place! He always made me laugh!
    He was always dressed with a pressed shirt and was handsome I might add!
    He is now done with the pain and is probably already creating havoc up there-hah! And I smile when I think of him!
    Will miss his smiling face!
    RIP Gary from your pal Pavlinsky!!!
    Love to you Kathy from Pauline and Rob!

  14. Kathy : Our deepest sympathy to you & Family at the passing of Gary. May your wonderful memories help you through this sadden time you are in our thoughts & prayers Kay & Maurice

  15. Kathy, Robin and Family, our deepest sympathy, I will alway remember my car conversations with Gary. He will be missed.
    Lisa and George Christian

    1. Hey Sally and Lee, thanks so much for your great condolences! You made me laugh and I sure need that right now. Is the “terrible dancer” from when he and Renee’s friend danced together at your wedding??? That was so funny. I had told Gary that when I saw you, you said to tell him he still owed you $5 – he got a real laugh from that, and he needed it then. We all had some great times and laughs together, and I’ll cherish that. I’m sure going to miss him. Thanks for your note- much appreciated. Love ya, Kathy

  16. Dear Kathy & Family:

    My most sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Gary. I know that Gary & Jeff are up above having a cold beer (or two). This will be a never ending party for the two of them. If there is anything you need or I could do please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Art Murray

  17. Kathy & Family, we are sorry to hear of Gary`s passing. He was indeed a ” Sharp dressed Man”. We will always remember his smile and fun loving ways.

    Mike & Kari Vandermeer

  18. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Kathy and Family,

    Jeff and I were very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was so friendly, and always looked amazing! He was a great guy. Please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  20. Kathy and family,

    I’m very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a real gentleman and a very classy person. He will be missed greatly.

  21. Kathy please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family. As you know, Gary and my late husband Ken were great friends. Please know I’m thinking of you.

  22. Kathy and family
    So sorry for your loss , Gary always made it fun to be around him. I remember many good times at the MH. Gary and my late husband Len, always had fun together. He will be missed.

  23. Our deepest sympathy for your loss Kathy and for your family. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  24. Kathy and Robin,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I’ll remember Gary fondly. He was always happy to see us when
    MaryKay or Lori was in town. Thinking of you.

  25. Kathy
    My heartfelt condolences you and your family.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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