Evans, Trevor Ainslie & Dorothy (Rhodes)
Trevor Ainslie Evans 1879 – 1939
Trevor Ainslie Evans was born in Montreal 31st December,1879 the son of the Very Reverend Thomas Lewis Frye Evans, Dean of Montreal and Maye Stewart Bethune. He married Dorothy Gwendolyn Esther Rhodes, the eldest daughter of Armitage Rhode in Quebec City in 1920s. He died in Montreal in 1939.
As a boy Trevor spent the summers in Tadoussac as his father conducted Sunday services at the Tadoussac Protestant Chapel. He resided in the house currently owned by the Beattie family.
In 1921 Dorothy and Trevor purchased ‘Ivanhoe’ from the Royal Trust Company the executors of the Estate of the late Alfred Piddington of Quebec City.
Trevor attended High School of Montreal located on University Street. Trevor initially served with the Royal Victoria Rifles which, at the beginning of the First Great War amalgamated with several other Companies and Militia Regiments as the 1st Regiment, Royal Montreal Regiment. He went overseas and saw action at the Somme where he was injured. He recovered from his injuries at ‘Broadlands’ in England an estate owned by his Bethune cousins.
After his return to Canada he established an insurance agency for the North American Insurance Company on St. Sacrement Street in Old Montreal. He was a member of the St. James’s Club in a building which was demolished to make way for the building of Place Ville Marie.
During his summers in Tadoussac he played golf (left-handed) with his hickory shafted golf clubs. He regularly fished the last hour of the rising tide and first hour of the falling tide.
Their children were Phoebe Maye Evans (Skutezky), Dorothy Ainslie Evans (Stephen), Trevor Lewis Armitage Evans and Rhodes Bethune (Tim) Evans.
Dorothy Gwendolyn Esther Rhodes 1892 - 1977
Dorothy Rhodes was born 4th April 1892 in Quebec City. Dorothy was the daughter of Armitage Rhodes of Bemore House, Bergerville, QC. Dorothy spent her summers in Tadoussac with her family. Dorothy was ‘home schooled’ and then attended local schools before going to Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut and then King’s Hall in Compton, Quebec.
Dorothy served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a nursing sister during the First Great War.
In 1921 Dorothy and Trevor purchased ‘Ivanhoe’ from the Royal Trust Company the executors of the Estate of the late Alfred Pittington of Quebec City.
During the summers she managed her children Phoebe Maye Evans (Skutezky), Dorothy Ainslie Evans (Stephen), Trevor Lewis Armitage Evans and Rhodes Bethune (Tim) Evans and their many friends. When they had their own families, she welcomed her grandchildren and a list of chores and responsibilities. It was not uncommon for there to be 20 people for dinner.
From Ainslie: Trevor Ainslie Evans - Born and died in Montreal, for many years an insurance agent in that city, He summered at Tadoussac in the original Lewis Evans cottage, with his father and mother, He participated in most sports, was an ardent fisherman, dabbled in poetry and water colour painting. He saw action in France (1914-1918), was twice wounded and convalesced in England at he home of his aunt and uncle, Edward and Stretta Price. The Saguenay River and Tadoussac and its people meant so much to him. He married Dorothy Rhodes and purchased Alfred Piddington’s property, which remains in the family.