Obituary of Evan MacAlpine
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MacAlpine, Evan- Passed away peacefully at the John Noble Home in Brantford on April 8th, 2022 in his 105th year. he and his much-loved wife, Helen, of 66 years of marriage, lived for many years on the farm in Dawn Township. He was a dairyman, a carpenter, and a dedicated Christian youth group leader for teenage men in Dawn Township. His dedication to those teenagers included building his own version of a "Field of Dreams" baseball field when the Oakdale Picnic Grounds closed the community's only baseball park. Evan's baseball field drew teenagers from all over Dawn Township, enough for two baseball teams. He was a strong support to his sons as they played high school sports and chose their careers. After his five sons were grown, he and Helen moved to Saskatchewan. Evan and Helen continued to nurture by fostering children and supporting neighborhood families. He and Helen held a Sunday School for their neighborhood children, with up to 15 children attending on a Sunday morning. He was a master gardener, inventing his own frost coverings for huge gardens in La Ronge and Wolseley. His own sons appreciated their mom and dad's care as they gave immeasurable help in hard times. Evan was predeceased by his wife Helen, son Bruce, grandson Matthew great grandson Liam. He is survived by his sons Neil (Coleen), Donald, Malcolm (September), James (Helen) and daughters in law Sue and Patti. Also survived by grandchildren Jeannine, Nathan, Christopher, Trisha, Megan, Brittany, Sidney, Theresa, Evan, Jonathon, Kaitlin, and Leah, along with 9 great grandsons. Thanks to the caregivers, nurses and staff of Park View Retirement Home and John Noble Home for their excellent care of Evan. The family will hold a memorial gathering at some time in the future. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford, 519-752-4331. A tree will be planted in memory of Evan in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
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