Maria Anna Nazar

September 21, 1924June 12, 2021

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 12th, 2021. Maria was born September 21st, 1924 in Stuttgart Germany. In 1952 she arrived to Canada initially in Timmins Ontario, with her late husband Joseph Nazar, eventually making roots in St. Catharines Ontario. She was a devout member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and will be missed by many.

Maria will be forever remembered by her son Peter Nazar and her three grandchildren, Rena Schamp (Jason), Chandra Langley-Smith (Chris) and Sarah Nazar and their mother Laurinda Dovey (John). She had one great grandson Nathan Langley-Smith who was a joy to her, often playing music for her on the piano and guitar.

Maria was an inspiration to her family, known to be resilient and strong-willed with a noteworthy work ethic. She was a happy person who had a laugh that made other people smile. Maria lived independently in her home until she was 90 years old and then became a part of the Upper Canada Lodge family in NOTL.

The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. Karen Bertie and the nursing staff who went above and beyond in making her feel at home.

Cremation has taken place and the family will be holding a private celebration.


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Maria Anna Nazar

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Kim Armstrong

June 14, 2021

Peter,Sarah and family, My condolences for your loss. It’s been a pleasure knowing and taking care of Maria for the past four years. I will surely miss our silly times together and her laughter. Kim