A come and go celebration of Evelyn's life will be held at the Kincardine Legion on Friday February 1, 2019 from 2-5 PM

Kincardine Cemetery, Kincardine, ON
In Memory of
Mary "Evelyn" Splan (Gibson)
May 4th, 1933 - January 27th, 2019

Place of Death

Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich


The family of Evelyn Splan is saddened to announce her passing on Sunday January 27, 2019 at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital in Goderich, Ontario in her 86th year. Evelyn is survived by her husband William “Bill” Delbert Splan of Goderich, and her children Janet (Rick-deceased) Harrison of Lac La Biche Alberta, Cathy (John) Fleming of Allenford, Wade (Janice) Gibson of Kincardine, Glen (Rita) Gibson of Edmonton Alberta, Mary Gibson of Toronto and sisters Agnes (Lloyd) Buckingham of Lucknow and Catherine (Jim) MacKenzie of Hines Creek Alberta. Also left to mourn her passing are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family on the Splan, Gibson and Moffat sides, in addition to close friends and acquaintances in the Kincardine and Goderich areas. Evelyn was predeceased by parents Peter and Lauretta Moffat, mother and father-in-law Samuel and Esther Gibson, first husband Roy Gibson, sister Emma (Loran) Peter, son-in-law Richard Harrison and granddaughter Crysta Ley Harrison. The family would like to request that any donations made in memory of Evelyn be to the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital in Goderich, or to the Huron Residential Hospice, Clinton. A come go celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at the Kincardine Legion on Friday February 1, 2019 from 2-5 PM. A private family interment will follow at a later date.


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  Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Foundation

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Message from Judy/Neil MacKenzie2019-02-06 16:58:49

Sincere condolences to the Splan/Gibson families.

Message from Dave and Joyce Walsh2019-02-05 20:07:13

To Bill and Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on Evelyn's passing. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Message from Bill & Marlene Pace2019-02-05 09:34:34

Bill & I would like to send our sincere sympathy to everyone. 

Message from Maxine Bastedo (Davey)2019-02-01 11:32:27

Thinking of you, Bill, with the passing of lovely Evelyn, especially today as you gather at the Kincardine Legion to honour and celebrate her life. I have fond memories of you and Evelyn visiting my parents - Richard (Dick) and Mary Davey (and my grandmother, also Mary Davey) in Owen Sound. I recall often spontaneous, always happy, friendly, warm and welcome encounters. I trust that you, your families, friends, and others will find comfort, knowing we have been blessed with Evelyn/her life in ours.

Message from Cathie (Rogers) Banks2019-02-01 09:53:16

Our condolences to Evelyn’s family. She was the epitome of a true lady, always so interested in others lives. She will be truly missed.

Message from Jamie and Colin Meikle2019-01-31 22:16:43

Our sincere condolences and love to the whole Family.

Message from Darlene Trepanier Scarfo2019-01-31 16:37:36

Sending our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mom.   Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you honor her in celebration of life. She Iives on in all of you and yours. 

Message from Rob & Donna Middelkamp 2019-01-30 21:29:16

Our Deepest to you Bill & Family on the passing of a very sweet lady . She always had time for a chat when we would see her . Sending hugs to you all and and big hug for you Bill . xoxo RIP EV !!! You will be missed I know we will miss you . xoxo

Message from Lynda Chisholm Splan2019-01-30 14:13:41

I am so sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing 

Message from Heather and Steve Jolley2019-01-30 10:31:37

Sorry to read of Ev’s passing and sending my sincere condolences..  A lot of childhood memories come back of our old neighbourhood.  Glad I stopped at Mary’s and had a nice chat last summer!  

Message from Janet (Ritchie) Dekker2019-01-30 10:12:01

I am so sorry to read about Evelyn's passing.  We had many good conversations at the grocery store in Goderich.  We often talked about the North Ashfield school days and I remember going to Cathy's birthday parties.  My sympathy to you all.

Message from Susan (Drew) Corrin2019-01-29 22:17:31

Condolences to Bill, Janet, Cathy, Glenn, Wade ,Mary and families. So sorry for your loss <3


Message from Bruce& Carol Mackenzie2019-01-29 20:54:49

PLease accept our condolences


Message from Blair Armstrong 2019-01-29 19:39:01

To Wade and the rest of your family please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all


Blair Armstrong

Message from Bonnie & Ken Wilkinson2019-01-29 19:35:04

Bill,Wade,Glen,Janet,kathyMary and Family, so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She will sadly be missed.  She was a lovely lady and left a lot of good memories!     Hugs

Message from Bill and Jo-Anne Ballantyne2019-01-29 19:32:19

Wade, Janice and family

Sending our sincere sympathy at this sad time.

Message from Janet,Kevin & Kyle Jacobs (Splan)2019-01-29 19:10:58

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you Uncle Bill and the Gibson family on the passing of Evelyn.

Our thoughts are with you all during this sad and difficult time.

Message from Judy MacGregor2019-01-29 16:30:23

To Bill and all the family  My heartfelt condolences for your loss of  such a wonderful lady. Judy MacGregor

Message from Karen & Gary Robinson2019-01-29 14:25:56

Bill; our sincerest condolences on Evelyn" passing. We have fond memories of our times together.

Message from Noreen2019-01-29 13:35:23

So sorry for your loss, Bill. Eve was a lovely, beautiful and classy lady.

Message from Valerie & Joe Lemieux2019-01-29 11:27:04

Our deepest sympathy to our dear friend Mary and to her brothers Wade & Glen and sisters Cathy and Janet on the loss of their mother. Our thoughts are with the whole family as you celebrate Evelyn's life and honour her memory.

Message from Brad and Janice Chalmers2019-01-29 09:16:17

Bill and family

So very sorry for your loss.  EV was a lovely lady who touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed.

Brad and Janice Chalmers 

Message from Wayne and Joan Hartwick2019-01-28 23:33:17

Our deepest sympathy to Evelyn’s family.

I have known her many years and always found her to be a warm friendly lady.

Treasure the many happy memories you have shared through the years, hold them close to your hearts always.


Joan and Wayne

Message from Helen and Dale Orr2019-01-28 21:23:59

Wade, Janice and entire Gibson family our sympathy at the loss of your Mom.

Message from CLARKE & Helen POLLOCK2019-01-28 17:19:55

Bill & Family we are very sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing ..She was a great person & a friend ,,she will be remembered for her views & concern for others ...She will be missed and remembered ..What & great legacy, her Family who all pocess Evelyn moral obligation to others  .. Clarke & Helen pollock