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Born: Oct 03, 1924

Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2011

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SHIRLEY (SARAH) PAWLOW (nee LACOVETSKY) Peacefully on December 3, 2011, Shirley Pawlow passed away in her sleep. She was predeceased by her husband Sheldon (Samuel) Pawlow on March 23, 1989. They were married on June 12, 1949, in Winnipeg. Shirley was born in Winnipeg on October 3, 1924. She grew up during the depression in the North End of the city and left school in grade eight to work in a sewing factory. She was the daughter of Alec and Lizzie Lacovetsky. They had two daughters and four sons. Shirley is survived by her dear sister, Tillie Frankel, brother Sheppie Lacoff, and sister-in-law Doris Lacovetsky. She is predeceased by her brothers Sam (Sophie), Fred, and Arnie (Marion), who passed away just five days before her. She will be loved and always remembered by her three children, Mayer (Lorri), Joe (Lorna), and Irene (Ron); her beloved grandchildren, Alec Pawlow and Erin Bay; and her great-granddaughter, Kayla. She also had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews. We would particularly like to thank Sid and Vicki Frankel for their visits and invitations to Shirley. They meant a lot to her. We would also like to thank the staff at the Simkin Centre for their care and compassion. Her family enjoyed years of delicious Friday night dinners at her house on Enniskillen Avenue where she lived for fifty-two years. In recent years, Shirley enjoyed going to the senior's groups at the Rady Centre and Gwen Sector. She enjoyed the company of her friends each Tuesday and Wednesday. It is difficult to sum up an entire life of 87 years. It was a life well lived, and like most lives, had its joys and trials. Some might say it was an ordinary life. I think my mom appreciated that fact when she reflected on the lives of her parents and grandparents who were born in Russia. She was a very moral and loyal person and passed on those traits to her children. When we weep for Shirley, what we are actually weeping for is our delight in having had a caring, loving, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed, but will live on in our hearts and memories. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. For details on funeral arrangements please call the Chesed Shel Emes at 204-582-5088 or

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2011

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