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Evelyn Mary Davidson


July 16, 1944

Runcorn, England


May 30, 2022

Sarnia, Ontario


Davidson (nee Cowen), Evelyn Mary

Surrounded by family, on Monday, May 30, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, at the age of 77. Evelyn was the beloved wife of Jack for 58 years. Loving mother of Brian Davidson and his partner Keith Briscoe, and Greg Davidson.

Evelyn is survived by her brother Mike Cowen and his wife Dianne of London, Ontario, and predeceased by her parents Peter and Hilda, and her sister Judy Mort. She also leaves behind many cherished relatives in England, the birthplace she held dear throughout her life.

Evelyn will always be remembered for her unwavering generosity, kindness, sense of humour and easy smile – she was a joy to be around, making friends and family feel special and adored. She was a lover of travel who enjoyed visiting family in England, as well as new destinations like Paris and Florence, two of her favourite cities. Anyone who knew Evelyn can testify that she was a true English rose: effortlessly classy, unfailingly gracious and impossibly elegant – even in the most unlikely circumstances. Only Evelyn could spring from an unglamorous couchette on an overnight train from Paris to Venice with every hair in place and lipstick perfectly matched to her chosen ensemble.

How she did it all is a mystery, but she lived to make the most of the moment, while also taking care of not only her own family, but also elderly friends in need of a helping hand and a hot meal. She was also a knitting and crocheting machine, and many were the lucky beneficiaries of her beautiful creations. In her retirement years, she was a tireless volunteer at Bluewater Health. Having warmed her loved ones with an ever-present flame, she now passes the torch to us to keep her life and love alive. Anyone who knew Ev would accept that challenge in a heartbeat.

The family want to thank the staff and nurses at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, the nurses and staff at St Joseph’s Hospice, and the family and friends that helped care for Evelyn and support the family.

As a proponent of science, Evelyn has chosen the Body Bequeathal Program at the University of Western Ontario.

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Evelyn’s Guestbook” at

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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I have many fond memories of family gatherings around Jack and Ev’s dinner table. Ev was the perfect host, so kind and welcoming. I remember all of us sitting together talking and laughing, while enjoying a superb meal prepared by Ev. I feel fortunate that I was able to spend some time with Ev before her passing. Ev’s smile, laughter, and kindness will invariably stay in my heart. Jack, Brian and Greg, we are sending you our love and support during this difficult time and always. Love, Joe, Lisa, Olivia, and Charlotte
Lisa Drumonde

Jack and Family, our sincerest condolences on hearing about the death of Evelyn. She was a beautiful sole inside and out. It was so nice to get caught up with the two of you recently at Starbucks. May she Rest In Peace.
Doug and Marlene Haney

Evelyn was a friend and words can't express the hole her passing has left. My thoughts are with you Jack and the boys at this terrible loss.
Sharon Stewart

Jack, Greg, Brian and Keith Evelyn was an amazing, kindhearted person, and I feel privileged to have known her as a cherished friend. May you find comfort in your memories of Evelyn and in the knowledge that others are missing her too. I’ll always remember her kindness, cheerful manner, humour, and beautiful smile. Words can't describe how sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Dolores Cooper

Jack & Family; So sorry for your loss of Evelyn. She was such a wonderful person. Dave and Kathy Rath
Dave and Kathy Rath

I had the great privilege of meeting Evelyn at the lovely home of her son Brian and his partner Keith. Her smile and sense of humour will be remembered for her. She was such a treat to get to meet. I know she will be deeply missed by family and friends. Brian and Family, please accept my condolences.
Lea Greenwood

Jack and Family … My Deepest Condolences To You All! Evelyn will Always Be Remembered with Her ‘Beautiful Smile’ and What an AMAZING Lady! Always cherish the beautiful memories of "Evelyn" and My heart is with you All in your time of sorrow. Evelyn Was My Vacation Relief at Fiberglas When She First Started Part Time and SHE was AMAZING! May She Always RIP!
Diane Reed

Jack, Greg and all the family. I am so sorry to see that Evelyn has passed away. She was a very lovely lady and every bit the woman described in her obituary. I know the big whole that she is leaving in your hearts and am thinking about you all.
Cathy Lambert

Jack and Family, I was so sad to hear about Ev’s passing. She always was a joy to be around and on Stitch Night she always brought wonderful desserts. She created so many wonder projects that we all enjoyed seeing as they came together. She was truly a beautiful woman inside and out. I know that I will miss her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prays. Sandy
Sandy Entrop

My sincere condolences to Evelyn's family. I worked with her at Fiberglas. Always so professional with a great smile. and kind voice. We missed her at our last luncheon., Rest in peace Evelyn.
Heather Emmons

Jack & Family: We are so very sorry to learn of Ev's passing. Such a lovely lady & we enjoyed your friendship as our Colborne neighbours for many years. May your fond memories bring you smiles & laughter through your tears in the days ahead
Bill & Mary-Lou Glover