Eva Lawer

Eva Lawer

Wednesday, May 12th, 1926 Sunday, March 14th, 2021

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Obituary for Eva Lawer

Mrs. Eva Lawer, on the eve of 95 years, passed away peacefully at Pioneer Ridge Home for the Aged on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

A resident of Thunder Bay for 71 years, Eva was born in Ukraine on May 12, 1926. She immigrated to Canada with her husband George (Jourko) and their daughter Kim in 1950 and began their life together as young entrepreneurs owning and operating residential real estate while continuing to grow their beautiful family. Sincerely kind, talented and intelligent, Eva was spunky with a magnetic personality. She was a social butterfly with a great sense of humour and the natural ability to make a stranger feel welcome. She instilled the importance of kindness, integrity and hard work in all of her four children. Her exceptionally close bond with her children not only made her a wonderful parent but their best friend. This remarkable love and bond with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is her greatest legacy.

In her sunset years Eva enjoyed volunteering at her Church, The Church of Holy Protection, making pierogi with all the dedicated Babas who took pride in supporting their community. Eva especially enjoyed summers at Birch Beach with her family since 1966 where everlasting memories were made and shall continue to live on. She is loved and missed beyond any words.

A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful healthcare and recreational therapy teams at Pioneer Ridge, with very special thanks to all of the caregivers who work on Plaza 4 for their exemplary care of Eva.

Eva is survived by her children: Kim Nania Stockwell (Richard), Anna Lawer Mareno (Frank), Deb Bissonnette (Dan), and Winston Lawer; grandchildren: Kara Nania, Ryan Alexeev (Sergei), John Nania (Eni), Kristin Mareno Koehlmoos (Kolby), Nikki Mareno Escarra (Greg), and Alyx Cannon Shaw (Courtney); great grandchildren: Anastasia and Alexander Alexeev, James Escarra, and Kora Koehlmoos.

She was predeceased by her mother, father, sisters and brothers in Ukraine, husband of over 50 years George Lawer, son-in-law John Nania and her sweet, precious great-granddaughter Annabelle Eve Escarra.

A private interment service was held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. If friends desire, donations in memory of Eva would be welcomed to the Thunder Bay District Humane Society or any other local animal rescue. Online condolences may be made at

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John Wesley Henderson has honored the life of Eva Lawer by planting a memorial tree.
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Stockwell, Nania's and Alexeev's

In loving memory of our beautiful mother and baba. Love you dearly, for always.

Stockwell, Nania's and Alexeev's planted 3 memorial trees for Eva Lawer

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Winston, Deb and family. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember her kindness and sense of humour. Each time Winston and I went fishing, she knew we weren't going to catch anything and wasn't shy to jokingly let us know that. Nonetheless, she filled our packs with homemade donuts and other snacks.

Take care Boyka.

Peter Reslinski and family.
Comment | Posted at 01:30pm via Condolence

John Wesley Henderson

I feel blessed to had that opportunity to see you all before she passed.
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Deborah Summers

Dear Deb and Family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beautiful and talented mother. She always made me feel so welcomed in the family home and was such a kind and lovely person. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. May she Rest in Peace.
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ann tarnawsky

This earth has lost a truly beautiful angel-a devoted wife and mother and friend who has gained her wings-may she rest in peace and her memory be eternal--ann tarnawsky
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