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Rawding; Fania Evangeline

Posted By Obits On July 4, 2020 @ 10:57 am In Obituaries | 62 Comments

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Rawding, Fania Evangeline, age 76, of Northfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3rd, 2020, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in New Elm, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Jessie Uhlman.

Fania cleaned houses and worked in numerous restaurants in her younger days. She and her husband Leon also operated the family farm for many years. She loved to play cards and visit with her family and many friends.

She is survived by sons, Todd (Brian Dyrkack), of Edmonton, Alberta, Brad (Lavern), of South Brookfield and Kenny, of Northfield; grandchildren, Kylie, Cennie Lee, Amanda, Allie and Alex; great grandchildren, Gracie, Isabelle, Joshua and Hunter; sister, Connie (Kevin) McNutt, of West Caledonia; brothers, Wesley (Bridget), of Bridgewater, Steven (Nikki), of New Elm and Ashley (Shannon), of Harmony.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leon; granddaughter, Aleigha; brothers, Mark and Frederick.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Due to Covid-19 a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Barbara Weagle on July 4th, 2020 1:01 pm

Sorry to hear of Fanias passing, my thoughts are with her boys and families. Fania was a good friend to our Mom( Ernestine), and looked forward to her coming each week.

Condolence from Tammy Young on July 4th, 2020 3:33 pm

my condolences to the family

Condolence from Bonita Labrador and Jerry Mansfield on July 4th, 2020 4:50 pm

To Fania’s Family and Friends

Please accept our sincere condolences. Very sad to hear of her passing.

Bonnie Labrador, Jerry Mansfield

Condolence from Elizabeth and Don Webster on July 4th, 2020 5:22 pm

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Fania Rawding. Please know we are thinking of you in this sad time.

Condolence from Bruce DeLong on July 4th, 2020 5:28 pm

Linda and I are so sorry to hear of Fania’s passing. She was so much fun to be around and was nice to everyone. We will remember her always. Our thoughts are with the family.

Condolence from Jodi Rafuse on July 4th, 2020 5:49 pm

So sorry for your loss I will miss her when I get back to work it was my pleasure to have been one of Fania’s nurses at NQNH, my thoughts are with you all at this time.

Condolence from Allan Mansfield on July 4th, 2020 5:49 pm

So sorry to hear
She was a wonderful person and we are all blessed to have known her

Condolence from Leora Boutilier Cavanagh . on July 4th, 2020 6:40 pm

So sorry to hear of Fania’s passing . My condolences to her family

Condolence from Bonnie Forrest on July 4th, 2020 7:24 pm

So , so sorry to hear ! My heart goes out to the family.Fania recently became my adopted mom and will always hold a special place in my heart.Rest easy sweet lady.

Condolence from Heidi Fraser on July 4th, 2020 7:30 pm

My deepest sympathies to the family, she was a lovely lady and I so enjoyed our chats and her great sense of humor, she lit up any room when she walked in and she will be missed by many I’m sure. May her beautiful kind soul light up in the heavens sky..R.I.P xo

Condolence from Drenna Moore on July 4th, 2020 7:57 pm

Sorry for your loss, Paula, Angela, and Margo always Drenna and Dean

Condolence from Tina & David Brown on July 4th, 2020 8:01 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Fania’s family , she had the kindest heart!

Condolence from Dennis & Sharon Wills. on July 4th, 2020 9:09 pm

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all the families at this sad time.
Dennis and Sharon

Condolence from Cathy and Leigh Merry on July 4th, 2020 9:55 pm

Sad to hear of our friends passing Fania had the biggest heart many a night Leigh and i spent time with her and Leon at their house were always made welcome !!Always a smile and kind will always remember the good times will miss you RIP !!!

Condolence from Cheryl Oickle-Pretty & Keith Pretty on July 4th, 2020 10:54 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..Blair, Brad and Kenny and families. Your memories will ensure Fania is always alive in your hearts.

Condolence from Barb Nilsson on July 4th, 2020 10:57 pm

My condolences to you Todd and your family. May you gain much peace over the next few weeks.

Condolence from Cheryl Oickle-Pretty & Keith Pretty on July 4th, 2020 10:58 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Thinking of you Blair, Todd, Brad and Kenny. Memories of your mom will always keep her alive in your hearts.

Condolence from Elaine & Raymond Kempton on July 4th, 2020 11:16 pm

Sincere sympathy to Fania’s family at this sad time.

Condolence from Annie( Fader) McGee on July 5th, 2020 4:04 am

So sorry to hear of Fania’s passing.
She was a wonderful person.
My condolences to her family.

Condolence from Gary Rawding on July 5th, 2020 7:54 am

Joyce and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Fania, she was a great person, our condolences to the family.

Condolence from alan freeman on July 5th, 2020 8:31 am

My deepest sympathy to all Fania’s family. I feel that I was so lucky to have met her for the first time at the Nursing Home. She was a wonderful person.

Condolence from Eric & Judy Cole on July 5th, 2020 1:00 pm

To all of Fania’s family, our sincere sympathy. You have lost a special lady. We always enjoyed chatting with her when our paths crossed. Remember all the smiles and laughter.

Condolence from Terry &Sheila DeLong on July 5th, 2020 1:05 pm

We’ll miss her terribly. I babysat for her a couple of years while she worked summers at Kedge Restaurant. She always made us laugh & had hilarious stories to tell. Lol Fanta & families.

Condolence from Helen and Georgie Uhlman on July 5th, 2020 1:48 pm

So sorry to hear about Fania, she was definitely a force! I always pictured her with a big smile and that laugh that just made you want to laugh too. Hugs to all who loved her. She was surely special.

Love from Georgie and Helen

Condolence from Glenetta Anthony on July 5th, 2020 3:10 pm

I was more than blessed to have called FANIA my beloved friend, My love and prayers to her sons Blair Todd,Brad and Kenny,Also her grand children.I will surely miss her.

Condolence from Judi Wamboldt on July 5th, 2020 3:40 pm

Fania and I go way back to my summers in Chelsea. We could always have a good laugh remembering those fun times. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile and a joke, even when her health declined. She will be missed with love.

Condolence from Jean Douglas on July 5th, 2020 4:16 pm

So sorry for your loss. Fania always had a smile for everyone .

Condolence from Tony & Valerie Mailman on July 5th, 2020 9:00 pm

Our deepest condolences to the families. Fania was a sweet person who will be missed by all.

Condolence from Alison Rawding on July 5th, 2020 10:38 pm

Fania was one of the best people I’ve known. Always a smile, a joke, kind words, and lots of teasing. She was a gem. I hope that she rests in peace now as she deserves that. She will be missed.

Condolence from Patsy,Arthur Conrad on July 6th, 2020 8:45 am

our deepest sympathy to Fania’s family, she will be missed by all who knew her.Patsy,Arthur

Condolence from Ruby Ramey on July 6th, 2020 11:08 am

So sorry to hear of Fania’s passing. I remember how good she was to her father, who was my uncle. Please accept my condolences,and God bless.
Sincerely, Ruby Ramey

Condolence from Stan & Joan Canning on July 6th, 2020 12:14 pm

Stan and I would like to send condolences to the Families of the late Fania Rawding. We didn’t know Fania very much but heard many wonderful things about her. She will be sadly missed by her boys and every one that loved her. Please accept our Sincere Sympathy. God Bless You All.

Condolence from Hugh Mosher on July 6th, 2020 1:34 pm

I had not seen or had contact with Fania in over 30 years since I moved away but I have fond memories of politicking with her and sharing many laughs at the Queens County Fair. I do hope your memories will help you all going forward.

Condolence from Suzanne Stephens on July 6th, 2020 2:11 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Fania. I did spend some time in her home when I was out on summer holidays. She was a very nice lady! Deepest Sympathy Phyllis Oickle, Alan & Linda Brown, James & Suzanne Stephens and their families!

Condolence from Sandi SImms on July 6th, 2020 2:23 pm

So sorry for your loss. She was the nicest person. She was like family and I will miss her!

Condolence from Pat Canning-Selig on July 6th, 2020 3:22 pm

I was so saddened to hear of Fania’s passing, she was a great person and a great worker, my condolences to her family at this time, always had a few good laughs at exhibition with her and Leon. Will remember her in prayer.

Condolence from Lyrisa Boutilier on July 6th, 2020 7:14 pm

You will be deeply missed Fania (Mama Fay). You were part of our extended family and close friends to both Mom and Dad. God Bless you Kenny, your brothers and all the grandkids and great grandkids. ❤️

Condolence from Wanda Whitlock on July 6th, 2020 7:40 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss.
She was a special, kind and hilarious woman. She struggled through but always had a laugh. I have many fond memories and I hope the family will hold theirs in there heart.

God bless

Condolence from Jeannette Lewis on July 6th, 2020 7:53 pm

My thoughts and prayers goes to Fania’s families.She will be missed by all who knew her She always knew you and her smile was special

Condolence from Marion and Blair Baxter on July 7th, 2020 2:20 pm

So sorry to hear of Fania’s passing. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humour, a smile that would light up a room, and that devilish look in her eye, when she would be teasing someone. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. My condolences to her sons and their families.

Condolence from Darlene Mosher on July 7th, 2020 3:28 pm

We will all miss faniaFania was a special cousin.

Condolence from Elaine & Raymond Kempton on July 8th, 2020 2:35 pm

Heartfelt sympathy to Fania’s family. Know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Sandra Conway on July 8th, 2020 7:09 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Fania’s passing she always had a smile on her face enjoy the visit with Fania our thoughts are with her sons and family are with them at this time
Bernard and Sandra

Condolence from Joanne and Stephen Harnett on July 8th, 2020 8:25 pm

Hard to believe that we won’t hear your contagious laugh again, Aunt Fania. Love to her boys..

Condolence from Cedric Smith on July 8th, 2020 8:46 pm

our thoughts and prayers to all of Fanias family from cedric and susan smith

Condolence from Pauline Rowter on July 9th, 2020 1:33 pm

So sorry to hear of your families loss – I always enjoyed a visit with Fania – she was so upbeat for what she had suffered – always ready for a laugh

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on July 9th, 2020 7:40 pm

Our condolences to all Fania’s family. She was a very sweet lady, always found something good in everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Stephen and Lynn Martin on July 9th, 2020 8:12 pm

Dear sweet Fania, we will surely miss you. Always so kind, compassionate and full of fun. Stephen and I were so thankful for the times that we shared with you. We shall miss you.
God bless you boys and cherish your many beautiful memories ❤

Condolence from Jackie Burke on July 9th, 2020 8:47 pm

Kenny and family…your mom was one of a kind and had a heart of gold. She was always good for a laugh and boy did she like to talk. I will always consider her my “country mom”. Although she will be missed greatly, I am sure she is at peace and will not have to endure any more pain. Hugs to everyone.

Condolence from Dwight and Louise on July 9th, 2020 9:46 pm

To the Rawding family . Brad, Todd, Kenny, Blair and Spouses and grandchildren .Sometimes its hard not to wish for one more day ,or one more chance to say goodbye, but you should rest assured that you were a joy to your mom every day of your life and she was immensely proud of you.. It was a privilege to have known her and we can see that her goodness lives on through you and your family. I know at times like this it is hard to see through the sorrow , but I hope that reflecting on the wonderful memories of Fania and you shared will help you to see the light again. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I will miss Fania dearly as I seen and talked to her everyday, She was a very dear friend and resident of North Queens, She loved watching the birds we fed .Brad you were so dedicated to your Mom as I do not think you missed a day coming to the home and taking her for walks, These passed 4 months with this Covid virus made it so difficult for Fania and her family, She woke up each morning waiting to hear from her children
R.I.P Fania,

Condolence from Jennifer Frail on July 9th, 2020 11:00 pm

All of Fania’s Families
My heart is broken Fania was one of those people when you met her you had to love her ! She was kind , funny and a very caring person rest easy my friend ♥️ Your all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer and Pat Frail

Condolence from murray fancy on July 10th, 2020 1:34 pm

i my dearest condolences to brad kenny todd and blaire on the loose of one of the dearest friends we ver had . fania will be missed very much . there will be many good card ages in heaven with fania there

Condolence from Wendy MacNutt on July 10th, 2020 8:17 pm

Fania was a very special lady to me ,one that I loved so dearly. Work will be very difficult now that you are not there anymore, I will never forget our last words together ( I LOVE YOU MORE). God took a real angel this time so sorry for her children and her siblings. RIP BEAUTIFUL LADY.

Condolence from Marilyn Rawding & John Ford on July 11th, 2020 12:34 pm

We remember Fania as someone special who brought caring & joy to many.Her optimism & love of life will be missed. Our condolence to the family.

Condolence from Mildred & Eric Arenburg on July 12th, 2020 8:02 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Fania’s passing. Not too long ago I called Fania and she said I made her day and how much she missed hearing from me. She told me to call again because we both liked to talk but I didn’t and now I regret not doing so. We loved Fania and will miss not being able to hear from her. God Bless all the families.

Love cousin, Mildred and Eric Arenburg and all the family.

Condolence from Melodie Davis on July 20th, 2020 10:35 am

Our hearts are broken at the loss of Fania, who was a good friend, and we will miss her so much. Our condolensces to Blair, Todd, Brad and Kenny and their families.

Condolence from Karen Drysdale on July 20th, 2020 1:17 pm

Our heart felt condolences goes out to the Rawding Family for the loss of their Mom. She was truly loved by so many. Charles and I will deeply miss her. One of her favorite songs sang by Vince Gill says…Go rest high on that Mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son
I hope your resting and at peace now Fania on the highest Mountain possible with God by your side.
Peace my friend….

Condolence from Martin U . and Betty Meisner on July 20th, 2020 11:35 pm

To all the family and relatives of Fania,I send Martin Uhlman and Betty Meisner,s condolences.When I first met Fania ,I loved her from day one.and Martin and I are sure going to miss visiting her at the home and having our laughs and joking. with each other.I will always remember her saying ;Martin dont ever let Betty go.God love her.! Fania ,we will always miss you and may you RIP untilwe meet again..

Condolence from Brian dyrkach on July 22nd, 2020 3:09 pm

We wish to leave our heart felt condolences to Todd,Brad and Kenny on their loss of their mom Fania.She was so very proud of her three boys.They were always there when she needed them good or bad times and stood strong together.She spoke of them often.We will miss her sense of humour,her contagious laugh and her smile.She was one of kind.God bless and keep her three boys and give them the strength through these difficult times.From Brian and friends.

Condolence from LAWRENCE DELONG on July 25th, 2020 5:26 pm

My condolences to Fania’s family and friends. If my memory serves me correctly she worked at the Co-op Store in Caledonia for awhile and I remember she always had a mischevious smile and a great laugh. Her memory will live on in all who were fortunate to have known her.

Condolence from Rod/ Mary Keirstead on September 18th, 2020 6:38 pm

Fania,Leon and boys were so much a part of our 35 years spent in Northfield. Fania was a strong character and we loved her sense of humour. A great gal!
Rod and Mary

Condolence from Joan LeMoal (Henley) on July 24th, 2021 11:17 am

I remember Fania from my early days in Chelsea and New Elm. She was always happy and fun loving. May she Rest in Peace.

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