In Celebration of

Lori Ann Yawney

February 9, 1960 -  April 21, 2021

It is with shattered hearts that we announce the passing of Lori Yawney, on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 61 years old, while surrounded by her family. Loving wife and partner of Lorne Newell for 45 years, adored mother of Leanne Newell (Morgan Bowles) and Elise Newell (Erik Wachman), and cherished daughter of Nancy Jacyk and the late Peter Yawney.

From a young age Lori had an affinity and aptitude for art in all forms, and this passion was omnipresent in every aspect of her life. Following high-school Lori pursued an education and career in Graphic Design, before starting a family. As a full-time mother, she built a magical childhood for her daughters filled with family traditions, crafts and learning at every turn, and most importantly unconditional love. Lori returned to post-secondary studies as a mature student - balancing family and education to complete her BA with Distinction and BEd at the University of Toronto, and began her second career as a teacher, where the artist in her ensured her students always benefited from the most creative activities. While Lori enjoyed spending her free time painting in water-colours, sewing, baking, or creating in the pottery studio, her number one focus was always her family. She was selfless, devoted, and tireless in doing all the big and small things to take care of and put first those she loved. Lori will be immeasurably missed, but the love she shared was so absolute that it will be felt forever.

A Private Funeral Service will take place.


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Natasha McVie (Family Friends)

Entered April 26, 2021 from Mississauga

Thinking of you all, and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Our deepest sympathy over the loss of Lori, a wonderful mother and loving wife.

The Heck Family (Natasha McVie, Huguette, Carl, and Tanya Heck)

Lu-Ann Coulas (Family Friend)

Entered April 26, 2021 from Mississauga

My heartfelt condolences to Lori's family. Lori was a close friend of my sister Karen. Our parents were family friends.
Lori was always a positive and happy person to be around, and I fondly recall spending time with my older sisters and Lori in the pool off the corner of Carsbrooke road, when they let me tag along!
My deepest sympathies to the family.

Karen Muldoon (Friend)

Entered April 26, 2021 from Mississauga

Lorne, Leanne, Elise and Nancy.
My deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Lori. We were close childhood friends. Most of my memories of growing up are intertwined with threads of these memories. To this day, my go to comfort food is toasted malted bread with butter! It takes me right back to hanging out at the Yawney's pool.
I am so grateful that we reconnected to celebrate our big 5-0.
May God bless and keep you all safely in his hands, until you meet again.
With love,
Karen Muldoon (nee Coulas) and family

Susan Monid (friend and co-worker from Sts. Martha and Mary School)

Entered April 26, 2021 from Brampton, Ontario

We meet many people while travelling on our life journey and I can't express how grateful I am that Lori's and my paths crossed at Sts. Martha and Mary school. She was such an awesome educator and so many students benefited from her loving and caring ways. We shared many laughs and tears throughout the years, a true friend. As sad as I am that Lori has gone, I'm left with an appreciation of our friendship, her many talents, strengths and recognizing her for the giving woman that she was. She is at peace now.

Maria Marinuzzo (Colleague and friend)

Entered April 26, 2021 from Woodbridge

Lori was a wonderful colleague, but more important, a friend. She had so many wonderful qualities that made her a cherished friend--honesty, a sense of humor, creative, loyal, supportive, loving, humble, confident,kind--to name just a few. These very same qualities also made her a wonderful teacher. I was honored to know her and call her friend. She always spoke so lovingly of her daughters and family and did so much for them all. She was truly one of a kind. I will miss her more than words can say. I miss her already. I will find comfort in the memories we shared and in knowing all the lives, both big and small, she helped guide, shape and love throughout her life. God bless Lori.


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