Anne (Evasiuk) Lawton

December 15, 1927September 5, 2020

Anne passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side in High River at the age of 92 on September 5, 2020.

Anne was born in Sifton Manitoba to Michael and Pauline Evasiuk. She was the 6th of 8 siblings. Anne left the farm in Sifton and went to Business College in Winnipeg. She then went to Toronto where she met Ronald Lawton, a Canadian soldier and they were married in 1950. They were posted to almost every province in Canada as well as to Germany. They ultimately settled in Calgary where Anne spent her last 28 years at Sarcee Meadows cultivating many dear friends. Together they had 5 children, Ray (Helen) Lawton of Prince George, Denise (Robert) Melbourne of High River, Jim (Judy) Lawton of Turner Valley, John (Pat) Lawton of Lethbridge and Chris (Robyn) Lawton of Calgary.

Anne was an independent, or as she would say a stubborn Ukrainian who was always up for an adventure, a hot air balloon ride for her 85th birthday and a ride in a glider for her 90th birthday. On her final day she was planning to make some borscht and apple pie for the family. She was a champion bowler, accomplished golfer and curler with many medals and trophies to attest to her expertise. She was competitive in everything she undertook enjoying her crib gatherings with friends and excited to win the $2.00 pot.

Anne was predeceased by her husband Ronald, brothers Dmetro and William, sisters Helen Lesink, Mary McBean, and Rose McCluskey, sons Ray and Chris and daughter-in-law Helen. She is survived by her sisters Olga Mazur of Toronto, Zenia (Dave) Hunter of California, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes there will be no service, just a family internment, however she would have liked for you to take a moment to remember a special moment you have spent with Anne, with an “e”.


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Anne (Evasiuk) Lawton

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Taya Lawton

September 17, 2020

I cherish memories of my last visit with Grandma - she taught me how to make apple pie and shared stories of life raising her family all over Canada and the world. Her independence and fortitude have always been and will continue to be an inspiration for me.

Charles & Phyllis Clark

September 14, 2020

Our prayers are with the family at this time. We knew Anne over the past 50 yrs as a great friend and a lovely Lady.Had many great times together curling, fondo parties RCASC reunions & email msg. R.I.P. Anne Lovely Lady.

Denise Melbourne

September 14, 2020

I was lucky to be able to spend mom,’s last months in our home. She had so much pain yet did not lose her sense of humour. I was lucky to hear her stories and to realize the woman I called mom was a woman that I was very proud of. Rest In Peace mom and say hi to dad, ray and Chris. I will always miss you and love you

Galdys K

September 12, 2020


My sympathies to the family. I will miss you dearly my friend, all of our long calls and long conversations.

Rest in peace.

Beverly Kelbert

September 11, 2020

When My husband died I was pretty much in a daze but I remember walking into the family room at the funeral and seeing Aunt Anne there. She was beautiful and looked to me like a pillar of strength. She was such an inspiration to me that day and I will never forget how grateful I was to her. She was a gift to our family.


Christina Milaney

September 10, 2020

Anne was a beloved neighbour and fellow gardener here in Sarcee Meadows. She and my mum Irma we’re friends here for decades. I couldn’t believe it when, after sweeping her own walk a while back, she went out into the parking lot and swept around the recycle bins. Nothing seemed to slow her down, her loss of vision or her age. We shared some lively local gossip around those bins. I will miss her perpetual smile.


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