Passed away January 18th 2018 from the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 61 years. Gilbert was born on February 10th, 1956 to Lewis and Grace Evans in St. Anthony NL. He married his best friend and love of his life, Joyce, on October 4th, 1975 in Corner Brook. Together they had three children; Felicia, Patricia, and Blair as well as five grandchildren; Tristan, Chloe, Jaelyn, Kaden, and Sophia. In the summer of 2016 Gilbert moved back to his hometown from many years of working away to pursue his dream job as Town Foreman with the Town of St. Anthony. Gilbert loved his job and working with the crew at the town hall, he even worked at his most painful times of his illness. Gilbert was exceptionally talented when it came to fixing cars, trucks, or anything with a motor- or not in it (he would make one). Gilbert spent many years as a heavy equipment operator and even once owned his own garage in Raleigh. Gilbert was a true family man and a loyal friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife and best friend of 43 years, Joyce; his cherished children, Felicia (Jamie), Patricia (Blair), Blair (Vivian); five beautiful grandchildren, Tristan, Chloe, Jaelyn, Kaden, Sophia; Sisters, Faye (Cecil), Debbie, Lenora, Violet; Brothers, Alfred (Frances), William; Mother in law Hilda and Father in law Thomas Smith; Brother in law Terry (Linda); Sisters in law Shirley (Jeff), Peggy, Pansy; Special Cousin Velma Pynn as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Grace Evans (Richards); Father Lewis Evans; Sister Nellie Taylor; and Brothers in law, Cecil Taylor, Ford Warren, and Karl Tucker. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 2:00 from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, St. Anthony, with Rev. Katie Flynn officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.