Mrs. Ann Yawney

Mrs. Ann Yawney (Bereza)

Monday, October 25th, 1926 - Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Mrs. Ann Yawney, age 92 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in hospital.

Ann was born October 25, 1926 in Poland and her family immigrated to Canada in 1928. They travelled on the ship Lithuania, landing at Pier 21 in Halifax and making their way to the rural farmlands of Manitoba. As a family they were a hard working farming family. In 1944 they relocated and settled in Port Arthur.

Ann met the love of her life, Samuel and they were married June 24, 1950, soon after starting their family. Ann carried the farming work ethic throughout her life. Each fall she would collect their garden harvest and can and preserve all of it; vegetables, fruit, pickles, mushrooms and relish to name a few. In 1963 Samuel and Ann purchased a lot at Sibley Bay and began clearing and building a family camp. They spent many hours working, relaxing and Ann loved to tend her flower gardens, and they picked blueberries and mushrooms in the woods. Her favourite past time was knitting. She would make socks, mittens, and washcloths for everyone.

In 1981, following Samuel's retirement, he and Ann became snowbirds, they loved wintering in Florida and Arizona where they made many friends. Later, after Samuel's passing, Ann and her best friend Ness Young took many bus tours all over Canada and the US. Her most memorable being an East coast trip, returning to Pier 21 where she landed with her family all those years ago.

Her faith was so important to her, she loved attending St. Paul's United Church. She was an active member and enjoyed all of the groups that were offered and volunteering in the kitchen. Christmas was her favourite time of year and she loved attending the Christmas services at the Church.

Ann is survived by her sons, Wayne, Brian, Garry (Pamela) and Rick (Lynne): Grandchildren, David (Lori), Marley, Jamie Lee, Ashton and Rylan; great-granddaughter Olivia; sister, Olga Dolhan and sister in-law Ingrid Yawney as well as nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Predeceased by her husband, Samuel (2003); parents; sisters, Mary Pylychuk and Jenny Dzurdy and brother William Bereza.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ann Yawney will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00am in St. Paul's United Church with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Paul's United Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul's United Church
    Waverley Street, at the bottom of Waverley Hill across from Port Arthur Collegiate, one block west of the Everest Waverley Chapel.
  • Service

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Paul's United Church
    Waverley Street, at the bottom of Waverley Hill across from Port Arthur Collegiate, one block west of the Everest Waverley Chapel.
  • Interment

    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    3200 Oliver Road
  • Reception

    Church Hall


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Debbie Olson

Posted at 12:19pm
Pam, Garry and family,
So sorry for your loss; it is always hard to loose a parent. Just know I am thinking of you and your family, and sending my condolences. Now is when your cherished memories helps you through.
Debbie Olson

Greg Harper

Posted at 10:26am
Patti and I offer on sincerest condolences to Wayne and the entire Yawney family.
I know Wayne ‘s mom had a huge importance in his life. She will be missed by him.
We have you in our thoughts today Wayne.
Take care🖖
Our apologies for missing the service ( read obit too late)

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