Emma Niewisiewicz

October 1, 1931 - August 6, 2019

Funeral Details: Memorial Service at Martingrove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5K4, on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Emma Niewisiewicz (nee Neumann), a resident at Lakeside Retirement Home in Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, passed away at age 87 on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.

 

Born in 1931 in Lithuania, her family moved to Germany during World War II.  Emma met her husband, John, at a dance after the war.  She came to Canada in 1951 as a new bride.  She spent most of her life in Toronto, later worked at Canada Packers, now known as Maple Leaf Foods, until she retired.

 

Emma was a great cook, enjoyed socializing, and was happy to go on little weekend trips to New York and dance the night away with her husband and their dear friends.  Always ready with a smile, she was the type of person who looked on the positive side of life.

 

A woman of considerable gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting and crocheting talents, she also always found time to devote to family, both abroad and at home.  She was known as Oma to her twin granddaughters, and thoroughly enjoyed her great granddaughter.

 

Emma was the last surviving sibling of 7 other predeceased brothers and sisters.  She has extended family in Germany.

 

In Ontario, she is survived by her loving family:  daughter Monika Shepherdson (Daniel), daughter Christina Hryhoruk,  granddaughter Crystal Stephens (Sheldon), granddaughter Bonnie Dickson and great granddaughter Grace Stephens.

 

As per her wishes, Emma has been cremated, and a Memorial to celebrate her life is planned at the church where she was an elder for 20 years.  This will take place at Martingrove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd, Etobicoke  ON  M9W 5K4, on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:00 am.

 

If you wish, donations would be appreciated to her church, the Canadian Cancer Society, or Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

CONDOLENCES

18 Condolences
  • John Noxel
    Posted on: Monday, August 12, 2019 Reply

    Please accept my warm and heartfelt sympathy. Your Oma sounds like she was an amazing and inspiring positive force i

  • Angi Dickson
    Posted on: Monday, August 12, 2019 Reply

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Much love and hugs sent your way!

    • Monika Shepherdson
      Posted on: Monday, August 12, 2019 Reply

      Thank you Angi, I’ll take a hug any time. Thanks for your support.

  • Michelle Kerr
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Reply

    Crystal my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I know how very special your oma was to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Crystal
      Posted on: Friday, August 23, 2019 Reply

      Thank you Michelle

  • Prince wood
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Reply

    In regards to you and your families current reality I pray that the Holy Spirit grant y’all peace and comfort in this difficult time of grief and loss

    • Crystal
      Posted on: Friday, August 23, 2019 Reply

      Thank you Prince

  • Katie Raschke
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Reply

    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences on Emma’s passing. We remember Emma as a loving, cheerful sister-in-law. She was an amazing hostess, a wonderful cook, a generous soul and above all, a great human being. We shall miss her greatly. From Katie and family (Carol, Ryan, and Leo).

  • Erika Villinger
    Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2019 Reply

    To Emma’s family: Please accept my condolences on your Oma’s passing. Thinking about you at this sad time. Love, Erika

  • Dan and Jennie Kozusko
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Reply

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of a truly wonderful person. Our families have been intertwined for decades and Tante Emma will be sorely missed. So many happy times, so many shared memories. On behalf of Jennie and I, Irene and Ron, and Peter and Barbara and all our families, we are so sorry.

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    Mom in her stylish, younger days.

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    Dad and Mom in 2009

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    Mother’s Day 2013

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    Mom loved to garden, she truly had a green thumb!

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    All four generations, Bonnie, Me, Mom, Grace, Crystal

  • Monika Shepherdson
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Reply

    Mom and Chris

  • Fiona Neil
    Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2019 Reply

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of such an amazing woman. May our loving Father grant you peace during this difficult time.

    The Neil Family

    • Crystal
      Posted on: Friday, August 23, 2019 Reply

      Thank you Fiona & Neil family

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