We sadly announce that Catherine Marie “Cathy” Evans-LaPorte passed on April 18, 2023, at Queensway Nursing Home in Hensall in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Anthony (Tony) LaPorte for 28 years. Loved by her children and their spouses Dan Evans and Nellie, Dale Evans and Stephanie Allen, Drew Evans and Jen, and Cathy Evans and Mike Mommersteeg. Cherished by her brother and sister-in- law Lloyd and Wendy Courtnage, and sister Millie Nagle. Heartfelt appreciation and deep gratitude to Monique Hartman. Remembered by Lindsay LaPorte.
Cathy was loved and admired by seven grandchildren; her extended family (Courtnage, Hyde, Bowerman, Nagle, LaPorte) and Cheryl Hill (Rick). A social person, Cathy brought light to any room she entered. She is fondly remembered by the folks in the communities where she lived and travelled. Cathy and her late husband Andy (1991) owned Evans Farm Market fruit and vegetable stand in the 70s and 80s. Many teens from the Bayfield and Clinton area had their first summer jobs working on their farm.
Before that, they were foster parents and dairy farmers on Andy’s family vegetable and dairy farm near Bealton, Ontario in Norfolk County. Cathy grew up in a flour mill nearby in Victoria Mills, Ontario, with her siblings and parents Lloyd (1959) and Gertrude Courtnage (1982). Cathy was predeceased by brother-in-law Jim Nagle (2021) and Danny LaPorte (2021).
Visitation will be held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Hwy, Zurich on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, where the funeral mass will be held at 11 AM with Father Vince Gullikers, presiding. Inurnment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.
For those who are unable to attend the mass a recording will available on Saturday afternoon at www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
Donations to Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners would be appreciated by the family. Cathy was an avid walker who was often seen making several trips around the cul-de-sac in St. Joseph. We encourage you to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s, May 27, 2023, or act in your own way.
Shelley Bryson (Hutchings)
I am truly sorry to hear the loss of such an amazing lady!!!!!! Cathy was so fun to be around when I was a young girl at functions in the garage of my Aunt Dianne and Uncle Steve Argyle. Many car rides to different functions over the years with the 4 adults that were eventful. You were so fortunate to have her as a mom, wife, sister and friend.
Tony and family. So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was such a lovely lady.
Mary Lou (Rau) Gunning
Sincere condolences to Tony, all the Laporte and Evans families.. Cathy was such a sweet, kind lady.. . RIP Cathy ❤️
Jane and Julie
Dale, Steph and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Cathy. We are thinking of you at this sad time and sending our condolences.
Dan, Dale, Drew, Cathy and Families
I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.
Cherish the memories.
Big hugs to you all.💕
Marilyn and Rob Stacey
Dear Uncle Tony
Sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear wife Cathy. We are thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. Take care 💕
Lots of love and prayers.
Frank & Nancy Moore
Cathy’s kindness and love touched the lives of so many. We will always remember her for her infectious laugh, and for the light she brought to the world.
Dear Tony and family after reading of Cathy’s obituary what a truly amazing life well lived she changed many lives. She truly walked the path of what Christ wanted in her life time. Charles and Judy Cantin
Leo n Lindsey Ducharme
To our dear friend Tony n Family
So sorry for your loss, Leo n Lindsey
Bob & Marion Brady
Our Heartfelt sorrow to Tony & Family. Cathy was a our special friend and she was a Ray of Sunshine to all who knew her. We have the fondest memories of Cathy and we will always have a smile when we think of her. RIP Dearest Friend Cathy
Don & Debbie Rathwell
We are sorry to read of Kathy’s passing- we were neighbours when then Evan’s lived in Varna.
Sending our sincere condolences.
Phil & Linda Regier
So sorry to all of the Laporte & Evans families for your great loss of Cathy. Cathy was such a sweet lady, always had a smith. She will be missed by many people 💕
Jerry & Rose Vanbruaene
To the Laporte and Evans Families.
Our sincere condolences on the loss of a dear wife, mother and grandmother. Keeping you in thought and prayer.
Jerry & Rose Vanbruaene
Joe and Marilyn Maher
We were very saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Tony and the family. R.I.P. Cathy. We will never forget you.
To Drew, Dale , Cathy Evans and families and Tony and the Laporte family..our sincere condolences in the loss of Cathy..She was such a witty and fun loving person. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Hugs. RlP Cathy
Ken and Shirley Boyce
Laura Ann Overholt
Dear Tony, and all Cathy’s family and friends my deepest sympathy.
Thoughts and prayers.
Liz, Mike and Robin Gozzard
Dale and Drew
Nothing hurts like the loss of your mother. She will always live in your hearts.
We wish you peace and comfort.
So sorry for your loss, it’s always a shock but as time goes bye fond memories will replace the sadness some day.
Peace be with you,
Tom and Julia Dickins
Cathy was my foster mother for many years. Cathy and I shared some crazy times. She taught me a lot. She will remain in my heart forever. Hugs to my foster siblings Dan, Dale, Drew and Cathy. And to Tony.
Dan and Nellie, sincere condolences on your loss. That’s quite a legacy your Mom had!
Jack and Shelley Bender
Drew, Jen and Dale and all the family-we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember the farm stand so well and she was always so pleasant and fun. I remember her from Foodland too, sharing her knowledge of the produce department. I know she’s had failing health for a while now but its never easy to say goodbye to your Mom-We are thinking of you all.
DARLENE LIGHTFOOT & THAMES TRAVEL STAFF
Dear Tony and family: Please accept my condolences on the loss of your wife Cathy. May she rest in peace .
Paul & Mary Ellen Edwards
Our sympathy Tony & family in the loss of Cathy. We have special memories of fun times in Cuba. Both of us have you in our thoughts Tony!
Paul & Mary Ellen Edwards
Cathy was like sunshine on a cloudy day. She brightened up everyone and everything she came in contact with her humor and smile. She will be missed.
Tony our heart felt condolences.
Mike and Laura Cantin
Dan & Nellie, We send our sympathy on the loss of your mother. Sounds like a terrific lady and you certainly have wonderful memories of her.
Shirley & Stan Waldie
Im so sorry for your loss. What an incredible lady Cathy was! Loved her bouncy bubbly personality. Will always remember the laughter and love she spread! Love and hugs to all
Ron and Dianne Ducharme
The Laporte Family
Thoughts and prayers to all of you
at this very sad time
Tony & Lindsay – sending my sincere condolences. Thinking of you both during this difficult time.
Harv & Evelyn Vincent
To Tony and Cathy’s family
Sincere sympathy in your great loss. Cathy was a lovely lady and loved by many. Tony you were so faithful in visiting. May God grant peace and comfort
So sorry to hear this. I remember Cathy fondly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your dear wife Cathy. May the laughter you shared and the memories you made bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Love from the Reinhard Family
Rachelle & Paul, David Steven and Sabrina
Mary Ann Bowles
Very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was a great lady with a good sense of humour & fun loving soul.
Sending sincere condolences to all the family.
Mary Ann (Warner) Bowles
To the LaPorte/Evans family.
I extend my condolences to your family during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Tony and the entire family, you are in my prayers.
My deepest sympathy to Tony, Cathy’s family, Lindsay, and Monique.
What a Wonderful neighbour and friend!
Cathy will be greatly missed. She was always a pleasure to talk with whether for a quick visit in the yard or an evening chat. I enjoyed listening to her proudly tell me about her grandchildren and what they were currently doing. Cathy was so welcoming whenever I stopped by. I always left with a smile on my face due to her humour. She also had a genuine passion to help others. I have fond memories of watching Tony and Cathy drive by on their lawn tractors to go cut someone’s grass. Later in life, the big smile I would see on Cathy’s face was priceless, as Tony drove her through my yard on the golf cart. I was blessed to be Tony and Cathy’s neighbour for over 25 years.
Ron and Marje Overholt
So very sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady Cathy..our deepest condolences to Tony and Cathy’s Family.May she Rest In Peace!!
Fred Ducharme and Vicki Wale
Deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our thoughts and orders.
My heart goes out to you…losing your beloved Cathy. She was one of a kind..a happy fun-loving woman..with a heart of gold. She lit up every room that she walked into and made every person feel special. We had so much fun over the years playing cards and visiting…i have missed her so much ….she will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Love and prayers to you and all her famille.
I was one of those foster kids. The time on the farm in Bealton with my sister Cheryl, were some of the happiest days of my life. Good times, good life, good people. RIP Cathy 🙏