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Gordon Campbell Evans
January 26, 1929 - January 20, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Born January 26, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. Passed peacefully and unexpectedly on Friday, January 20, 2017. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Laureen (nee Mawhinney), his five children, Craig (Martine), Mark (Catherine), Karen, Brenda (Dave), David (Kimberley) as well as his grandchildren-Glendon, Olivia, Jared, Bronwyn, Lillian, Kate, Hannah Grace, Jack, Benjamin and Ella Rose. Gordon is also survived by his sister, Jean. <br> <br>Gord as a young man, was an inspiring entrepreneur. He began working with his brothers, Bob and Bruce and their first success was one of many, they won a bid to clear the Trans Canada Hwy at Wawa, Ontario. Gord decided he wanted to harvest sod, so he began building a sod business. He took a lot of risk and he was determined to make it work. His gift to see the big picture lead him to the golf business. This was his true passion. He truly enjoyed building the golf course and watching it grow. Gord passed on to his children many pieces of advice, and he liked to share this one- “Men in the ranks will always be in the ranks, without the ability to get the job done.” <br> <br>Gordon’s secret to being a successful entrepreneur was having his wife, Laureen, by his side. She loved and supported him in all his business ventures and she knew him well. Laureen knew she would have to create a balance in their lives between work and family, otherwise Gord would be working all the time. Gord and Laureen spent time with friends, family and they travelled extensively throughout their marriage, enjoying different parts of the globe. He was a very dedicated family man and he was active in his church. His faith was very important to him and Gord gave in many ways. <br> <br>There will be no visitation. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:30 am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Evangel Hall or from a charity of your choice. <br> <br></div>