It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and best friend, Joanne Frances Evans, who passed away on July 28, 2021 at the age of 65 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Louisbourg on July 29, 1955, Joanne was the daughter of the late George and Joan (Ferguson) MacMullin.
Mom worked mainly in the Restaurant business. She cooked in her younger years for the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park for 13 years. Mom also worked for the Gubstake and the Lobster Kettle. When she wasn’t cooking, she was managing restaurants. She managed The Subs Plus in Sydney and in North Sydney. Mom also worked for National Sea Products for a short time, then at Louisbourg Sea Foods. She was always keeping busy, working seasonal for 15 years until she raised her three daughters, whom she loved so dearly. Mom moved to Sydney after Dad passed away and began working for Citizenship.
Mom was one of a kind. If she had something to say, she just said it. She always had a story to tell, or memories to share, and could always make someone laugh. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her precious grandchildren, Joseph, Arahlyn, Shaeleigh, and Siobhan, whom she loved so very much. Mom enjoyed travelling with her daughter, Donna Marie, son-in-law, Jay and the children as they went all over the USA checking off her bucket list. Mom also adored going to Boston for six weeks at Christmas time. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Joanne is survived by her three daughters, Donna Marie (Jay Ball), Deborah Lynn (J West), and Dianna (Hayes); special son, Mark Wood; brothers, Pat and Michael; nieces, Gracie and Patricia MacMullin; nephew, PJ and many cousins.
Besides her parents, Joanne was predeceased by her loving husband, Ward Evans, who she can now be reunited with.
There will be no visitation for the late Joanne Evans. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Stella Maris Parish, Louisbourg, at a later date, concelebrate with Fr. Evo DiPierro and Rev. Sheldon Chant. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery
Covid protocols will be practiced at the Mass.
Donations in memory of Joanne may be made to Stella Maris Building Fund, The SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Evans family, sorry to hear about your mother’s passing .She was a lovely lady and always had a big smile. She will be missed.
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a sweet lady, my sincere condolences and prayers to Joanne’s family. RIP Joanne.
I am so deeply sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I remember her always talking, laughing, joking, and simply being so welcoming whenever I would be at the family home with Donna Marie. Sincerest condolences.
So sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing. She was always so friendly. I remember her many trips to Peck’s Store where she would always stay for a chat. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
heart felt condolences, may her family have comfort
I don’t know where to begin…we are devastated…God bless you Donna Marie, Debra-Lynn and Dianna…and your families…we have so many wonderful memories…xoxo
So sad to hear this news. We hold dear many great memories. Sincere sympathy to the families – Donna Marie, Debra Lynn, Dianna and also Joanne’s many friends
Paul and Cathy Steylen
Sending love and prayers to the family! Thinking of you all and wishing I could be there. Gob bless and my god give you strength to get through this difficult time.
My heart is heavy that we can never talk on the phone or see each other. But my heart is also happy because you are happy , until we meet again . RIP love Always you one an only sis & Dave .
Please accept our deepest condolences. Joanne was such a lovely person and will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Joanne was one of a kind and quickly became a best friend. I will miss you dearly sweet lady.
My deepest sympathies go to Diana, Deborah Lynn, Donna Marie and families. Thank you for sharing your loving mom with me.
You have cherished memories and she will live on in all of you. She is with your dad now and they will be together watching over you all.
Dianna, Deborah Lynn. Donna. And. Families. My. Thoughts. And. Prayers. Are with. You. In the loss of. Your. Mom. She was a sweet. Person. Hold on to your. Memories. They. Will. Get. You. Through this. Difficult. Time. She is with your dad. Now. And. Will watch. Over. You Hugs to. Joseph. 💕💕.RIP. Joanne
Very sorry to hear of your great loss
Our Sympathy Earl Campbell&Donna
So sorry for your loss, Joanne was a wonderful person, She always showed so much love to everyone. I just have to share a memory of from growing up in Louisbourg, on Holloween you knew to stop and get a candy apple, She enjoyed making them for everyone . Sending from Shelly Petten
Sorry to hear of Joannes passing ,sending condolences
We are so sorry to learn of Joanne’s passing. She was always so friendly, nice and funny. She and Ward were wonderful neighbours and good friends. We will certainly miss her!
Sorry to hear of her passing. R I P Joanne . Condolences to the family.
Joanne was a wonderful lady and an awesome neighbour. We missed her when we moved to Westmount but were lucky enough to see her shopping sometimes. She never changed. She always had a quick remark and a laugh with us. She is reunited with Ward and that was her biggest wish. She will be missed. RIP Joanne.
So very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She was one of a kind!
So very sorry for the family’s loss. She was a very nice and funny lady. My condolences.
Please accept my warmest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss.”
Our condolences to the family, our prayers are with you all
Please accept our condolences on your Moms passing. She was a wonderful lady who never failed to stop and have a chat, always a laugh and a smile. I know she is happy to be reunited with Ward. RIP Joanne😢 Rose and Gary Leahy
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Joanne was such a lovely lady, we had some pretty good chats and some good laughs as well. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Dianna, Deborah lynn, Donna. And. Families. Deepest. Condolences. In loss of. A wonderful lady. You are in my. Thoughts And. Prayers. Hold on to your. Memories that will get. You. Through this difficult time she is with your dad now and. Watching over. You. RIP. Joanne. Hugs.♥️ To. Joseph. She. Loved. Him. So. Love. And. Hugs. To. All ✝️💕
To the EVANS family,so sorry for your loss.
So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady. She always said hello when I would bump into her.. she will be missed
So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing, condolences to the family, RIP JoAnne
So very sorry for your loss of Joanne. She always had a smile and I loved her sense of humour. She will be missed dearly. Sincere condolences to all her families. RIP Joanne.
So very sorry for your family’s loss. She was a very nice and funny lady. My condolences to all the family
So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing. We were cousins as my mom and her grandmother MacMullin were sisters.
In deepest sympathy. Mary E MacLean and family (Shaun’s, Steven, Justin, Mackenzie and Bailey
So sorry to hear such sad news.Our deepest and sincere sympathy is with you all.
Mary and family (cousins)