Catherine Evans

February 17, 1943 to September 8, 2016


Catherine (Kate) Evans. Passed peacefully on September 8th. Born in Ballymote, Sligo, Ireland as the daughter of Michael and Winnifred Reynolds. Predeceased by her daughter, Mary. Leaving to mourn her husband, Tony, sons Mark (Heather) and Cormac (Pricia), her grandchildren and a large and amazing circle of friends.

Kate moved to Newfoundland in 1969 with her soon-to-be husband. She fell in love with this beautiful province and its people and raised her family here. Kate’s love of the arts in all it’s forms – particularly music, drama and literature – culminated in the publication of her first novel “Where Old Ghosts Meet” in 2010. Her second novel, “The Inward Journey”, was completed this year with great determination and will be published in October. Loved by her family and many friends, she will be sorely missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road. A celebration of Kate’s life will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, September 11th at Clovelly Golf Club with a reception to follow. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook please visit



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So very sorry to read of Kate’s passing. I knew Kate from her summer visits to Eastport for the winterset. A lovely lady. She loved our cabin 7. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

So sorry to hear about this. I often ran into Kate at readings. A lovely woman, so warm and encouraging. My condolences to her family and loved one.

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Kate Evans. We only heard the news last week. We have the Evans family in our thoughts and prayers.
– Erik and Terrie-Lynne

Tony and family,
So sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing.Through my sister,Rosaleen ,I knew her from college days and was at her wedding in Dublin.We last met in Vancouver and as usual she was full of fun and kindness.Will remember her twinkling eyes,her style and many talents.
My sincere condolences on your great loss.
Eithne Mac Fadden ,County Donegal.

We extend our prayers and condolences at this very difficult time in your lives. Kate made an important contribution to education in Newfoundland and Labrador during her lifetime.
Our sincere sympathy.
Frank and Rosemary Galgay

Tony,Mark and Cormac,

Please accept my most sincere condolences on Kate’s
passing. I”ll always remember the good times!

Our deepest condolences to Tony and his family on the recent passing of Kate. We were familiar with Kate through my sister Betty Dobbin. We would see her at Betty’s on Christmas Eve and I can hear her singing the Carols behind me and her voice was angelic !

To the family of Catherine Evans our condolances. Bill and I attended a lovely Christmas party held by the Evans for the NL Writer’s Guild. As a fellow Guild member I admired Catherine’s work. We, at the Guild will feel her loss and know that her work lives on. Sincerely, Grace Bavington

I am deeply saddened to hear of Kate’s passing. I look back with gratitude over the years we shared a cherished friendship — pots of tea were drained while exchanged poems, songs, ideas, and much laughter. Kate will be much missed, , for she brought so much to all who knew her. My sincere condolences to Tony, Mark and Cormac and all the family. May your brightest and happiest memories stay with you and bring you comfort.
with love and every blessing,
Mmargaret Bennett (Scotland)

To Tony and family – We were both so saddened to hear of the loss of Kate. It was such a pleasure to encounter her at various events over the years, as she always had the warmest of smiles and a great twinkle in her eye, as evidence of her thorough enjoyment of life. She will be very sadly missed, and we wish you all the love and peace in the world at this time.

Tony, I was so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing, I was out of town when she last called me and I was so sorry to have missed her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

To family and friends, I want to express my sincere condolences of the passing of such a beautiful person . Kate touched my and my children’s life in a special way that will not been forgotten . Her natural caring and compassionate ways will be sadly missed by all. I pray for comfort and peace of mind to her ifamily and friends .
God bless and take care,
Angela Lynch

Tony and family we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Kate. The funeral yesterday was beautiful but sad .
Apologies we were unable to stay for the reception. We had to get home to continue dinner we were celebrating Thanksgiving with our daughter and family as we are going on vacation early in October.

Tony, Mark, and Cormac, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kate. She was a wonderful caring woman and a dear friend and every time our family could get together with her and Tony, it was always a wonderful event. She will be surely missed. Our love and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Tony and Family,
Saddened to hear of Kate’s passing. She was a great lady who I will always remember.
My thoughts are with you..

Tony…so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. We didn’t know until our visit to Port Blandford of Friday evening. Gerard and Elaine told us the sad news. We had only been in Kate’s company a few times, but always enjoyed spending time with her. A very pleasant and caring woman, who made you feel quite comfortable in her company. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

I was deeply saddened to learn of Kate’s passing. She was a gem of a lady. My thoughts are with you all at this time of sorrow.

To Tony and all the extended Evans family.
Condolences to you all on Kate’s passing..
Prayers and thoughts we you at this sad time.
Michael and Annette Boyle.

Dear Tony and family. We are saddened by your loss and are thinking of you. We have so many happy memories of Kate dating back to the mummer’s visits on Boxing day, wonderful Irish Newfoundland association events, and any social occasion we shared. Kate was a talented and kind person and she knew how to make life fun and happy. She shared that with everyone. Her gorgeous smile lit up any gathering. One memory that is special for us is seeing Kate and Tony dancing together- you could see their partnership in love so clearly. May she rest in peace.
Conor and Carolyn Maguire

Dear Tony, Mark and Cormac, Our sincere condolences to all the family. We were very sad to hear of Kate’s passing. We have many fond memories of the hockey days years ago. She was certainly a very special lady.
Ed and Sheila Abbott

Dear Tony, Mark and Cormac, my heartfelt condolences. Kate was such an important figure in my childhood, as are you all. Whether it be helping Mary and I with Halloween costumes or enthusiastically applauding our endless dance routines and Charlie Chaplin skits, Kate was consistently and joyously present. I am grateful for such happy memories in your loving home. Our love and prayers from the Royle family are with you.

I have special memories of Kate from our early teaching days. She was a wonderful fun loving lady. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Kay and I were very sorry to hear of Kate’s death. She was a great person. Our condolences to you and all the family.
Don and Kay Tennent

Tony, Mark, Cormac and families,

I have so many wonderful memories of Kate from my youth. I was very sad to learn of her passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

Mark, Daneye, Liam and Isabel Quigley

Tony, Cormac and family,
Lauren and I are so sad to hear about Kate’s passing. Above all, we remember with fondness and gratitude the good times we shared, and the guidance we received, during our time in Asia. May she rest in peace.

Tony, we were devastated when you told us the sad news last week when we met on the bridge! We had no idea, Kate was so sick, and were almost speechless. We cannot tell you how very sad we are that Kate has left us. We both have the fondest memories of her. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and a special friend to so many. She was so kind to Adam and Lauren in Bangkok, you both were, and we always appreciated that. I know you and your family will miss her terribly. We all will. Our world has lost a kind and gentle person, a true friend to us all. Kate was a woman who accomplished so much, and would have continued to do so. I am truly looking forward to reading her last book, having enjoyed the first one so much. I am so happy that she was able to finish it. I’m sure it meant a huge amount to both of you. We will all remember her, Tony, Kate will not be forgotten by her family or her friends. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time., Carolyn and Gary Butler

Joyce and I are very sorry to hear of Kate’s death and send our sincerest sympathies. Although we have not had a lot of contact in recent years, our thoughts go back to the time we established the Irish Newfoundland Association to share in the Irish American Cultural Institute’s Irish Fortnight. Kate’s input in 1977 and 1978 events were especially appreciated and continued in the years after we came back to Ireland. Suaimhneas siorai da hanam uasal.

Dear Tony ,Mark ,.Cormac and family ,So sorry to hear of dear Kate’s passing. .I fondly remember all of us together and wonderful times on Glenridge Crescent .She was a very caring ,kind and loving person. You have many wonderful memories of her to cherish forever..May her eternal rest be in peace. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all .
Marg ,Robert and Stephen

My most sincere condolences to the Evans family on the very sad loss of your wife, Mom, and grandmother. Mrs. Evans was such a beautiful person – interesting and interested – to all and in all around her. I dearly loved our conversations on the occasions I have seen her since our school years. When I bought my house she had me over to figure out what I needed as she was getting ready to move on from Glenridge Crescent. Always kind, thoughtful, generous and uplifting – a bright light has certainly gone out. May she rest in peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time this time of loss and sorrow.

Heather, Tony and family

So sorry for your loss, I met Kate a few times,
She was a lovely lady.

Valerie Sullivan

Mark and Heather, we are so very sorry about the loss of your mom. She was such a beautiful soul . I will remember her always smiling, and always so full of life. She was a very special lady. Please pass our condolences along to Tony, Cormac and Pricia. Thinking of you all at this time.
Kerri, Darrell and family.

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

My deepest sympathies to the whole family.

So sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. She was a wonderful and caring colleague at Beaconsfield High. My condolences to the Evans family. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Tony and family
Sincere condolences .
Kate was an endearing and engaging person .
May her eternal rest be in peace.
Doug and Chris Moores.

Tony, Mark and Cormac, and family, I remember your Kate fondly, she was a smart funny woman, and I enjoyed her company so much, my condolence to you. Janet Gould and Bill King

We were so sorry to hear about Kate’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

Tony and family. I am so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing.
She was such a great person…full of fun and life. I hope that the wonderful memories that you have will help you at this most difficult time.

God Bless . Barbara