BANGOR – Sydney James Ellis Evans, 88, died Nov. 4, 2003, with his loved ones at his side. He was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Robert and Clara Evans. Sydney grew up in Ontario, Canada and after graduating from Ontario Teachers’ College in 1935, taught in a one-room schoolhouse for several years. He then went to work for the Canadian government in Ottawa. During World War II, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. After the death of his first wife, Edith (Anderson) Evans in 1949, he came to the United States, where he attended the American Institute of Banking and began a career on Wall Street, N.Y. at Banker’s Trust. He retired from Banker’s Trust as an assistant vice president in 1973 and moved to Bangor in 1977, where he made his home the last 25 years. Sydney was an avid gardener and was always surrounded by prolific perennials and vegetables, which he continually shared with neighbors and family. He loved music, and played the piano, guitar, violin, Autoharp, and harmonica, all by ear. For many years, Sydney volunteered at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and Abraham Lincoln School, was an active member of RSVP, and traveled extensively with his wife, Phyllis. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Megquier and her husband, David, of Hampden, Claire Unger and her husband, John, of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren, Aaron and Shelley Megqulier, Lenore Thompson, Marty Sisson, Jack Unger Jr. and Beth Van Vranken; three great-grandchildren, a special nephew, Robert Newman of Lake of Bays, Ontario, and a dear and loving friend, Ruth Kettell of Bucksport. Sydney was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Tagliarini) Evans; one daughter, Edith Evans, and two sisters, Estell and Rose. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Because of Sydney’s great love for children, contributions may be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, 87 Elm St., Camden 04843.