Passed away at home surrounded by her family on January 5, 2019. Born in Wales to Harold and Blanche Evans, and the sister of Ian, she was the much beloved wife of Martin, the wonderful mother of Stuart (Kira), Sarah (Paul) and Susannah (Adam), and the loving nana of Iona, Oriana, Abigail, Maia and Julianne. Educated in the UK, as a highly respected teacher and administrator, Avril’s career included positions in Vancouver, Hamilton and Victoria. Sustained and empowered by her Christian faith, she radiated love and grace to all who had the privilege to know her as friend and colleague. She will be greatly missed by her family and wide circle of friends in Canada, the UK and the US. A service of celebration of her life will be held at Dundas Baptist Church on Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be directed to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, International Development Enterprises (IDE) Canada, and Circle of Friends for Newcomers (Hamilton).