The York Press says: "It is with many sincere regrets that we announce the death of our esteemed and much-lamented fellow-townsman, Edward J. Evans, Esq., who departed this life on the evening of Monday, the 19th ult., after a long illness, aged 42 years. Mr. Evans was the eldest son of John Evans, Esq,, a prominent member of the York bar, who died a few years ago, and was one of our most exemplary citizens, possessing alike the respect and confidence of the very best members of this community. For many years he was at the head of the large and extensive nursery business conducted under the firm name of E. J. Evans & Co.; was an industrious, energetic, educated, courteous, reliable and honest business man, and a polished and respected member of society, whose early death is much regretted by all those who know and appreciate his many manly virtues.

To his mourning family and friends, we tender our most heartfelt sympathy for this, to them, I irreparable loss".