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Evana "Ivy" Brant


Obituary of Evana "Ivy" Brant

Brant, Evana Eleanor "Ivy"

After living a full and wonderful 88 years of life, Ivy; a kind and well-loved resident of Chartwell Niagara, peacefully passed away in her sleep on Sunday morning,  April 14, 2019. She has been reunited with her husband James (d. 1993) and with her sons Douglas (d. 2014) and Timothy (d. 2017).  Left to celebrate Ivy's life is her daughter Dawn (the late Wayne) Amato, daughters-in-law Jamie Brant and Patty Brant. A sweet grandma of Ashling, Cathlinn, Kate, Emily (Ed), Amy (Brian), Erin (Jeff) and Justin. Proud G'ma to Cali, Nathan and Charlotte. Dear sister of Lesia (Peter) Harbus and will be remembered by many nieces and nephews, too many to mention. This world has lost a fiercely independent woman (who lived her life exactly how she wanted to), golf and bowling master, perogie maker, Cribbage champion, the hostess with the mostess, a dear friend of many and the matriarch of our family. Ivy was blessed to live a life where she was retired longer than she worked; though she did dedicate 25 years working for Consumer's Gas.

Our family would like to thank the doctor, nurses and staff of Chartwell Niagara for their special care and support. Ivy felt that you were part of her family and you did an exceptional job keeping her safe and loved. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony will be held at a later date. It was also her wish that you raise a glass and have a toast with her favourite drink, a Rusty Nail! Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials (905-354-2133). As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to Chartwell Niagara or to a charity that you are passionate about supporting. Online condolences and donations may be shared on Ivy’s tribute page found at

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Fred Martin
3 years ago

Fond memories of East Lake with Jim and Ivy.
Dancing on New Year’s Eve at the cottage.
Truly a great girl and friend of june and I.
Will be sadly missed

Ada Wassenberg
3 years ago

Our sincere condolences are with you and your family Dawn.
Ivy was great to work with and we have had many good
laughs over the years !


Ada and Tom Wassenberg
and Shirley Holmes

Marilyn and David Taylor
3 years ago

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you Dawn at this time. May your memories help you through this difficult time, our deepest sympathies.

Colleen Schinkel
3 years ago

A wonderful lady, and friend. Visiting her and Jim in Arizona, their cottage up north, and their home with wonderful meals and great times. Sorry for your loss
Colleen & Garry Schinkel

Pat and Rick Irish
3 years ago

We will be raising a glass to this amazing lady. She was a dear friend of our family for my whole life and will be fondly remembered.

Rita Maier
3 years ago

Raising a glass to a remarkable woman! She was truly well loved! Sending sincere condolences to all!


The family of Evana "Ivy" Brant would like you to consider placing a donation to one of the following charities:

Chartwell Niagara Long Term Care; Cheques can be sent or dropped off to Essentials; 102-4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6C3

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