In Memory of

Evelyn Jennings


6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and Friday February 1st, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am


Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00am

Evelyn Jennings (Nee Mashinter)
Longtime resident of Schomberg, Evelyn Jennings passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care in Cambridge in her 100th year.
The daughter of the late Leonard and Bertha Mashinter of Bolton, she was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1996, who operated Jennings General Store in Schomberg for many years. Also predeceased by her brothers Bruce, Ken and Lorne Mashinter. Evelyn is survived by her brother Orval Mashinter and his wife Sarah of Orangeville.
Loving mother of 5 daughters – Ruth (Ed) Baxter, Newcastle, Australia; Lois (Al-deceased) Gardiner, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Anne (Wayne) Taylor, Cambridge, Ontario; Gwen (David) Powell, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Beth (Gord) Brooks, London, Ontario. She will be missed by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Evelyn graduated from Weston High School, and attended the Toronto Normal School, teaching for a short time at North Tecumseth and Caledon.
After raising her family, she assisted Roy in the store for many years.
Evelyn was a devoted member of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Schomberg, and was involved for many years with the Schomberg Agricultural Society Spring Fair.
Our family would like to thank the staff of Stirling Heights Long Term Care, Cambridge, for their compassionate care of our mother during her stay at the home.
Evelyn’s family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, January 31, at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1 at 11:00am, at the funeral home, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Tottenham Legion, 25 Richmond St. E.
If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Memorial Tribute

“Evelyn Jennings”
  1. Norma Graham ( Cooper) wrote:

    Remember piling in with your Dad & Mom & all of you to go to Sunday School. That would make 9 of us in the car. But we were never refused a ride. Fond memories of Schomberg.

  2. Barb Hepburn wrote:

    Always such an elegant lady – one of my heros/mentors of the Schomberg Agricultural Fair. Roy will be so happy you have joined him.

  3. Mary Ellen & Joe Keenan wrote:

    I will always remember going to the Jennings store when I was growing up. They were so friendly and welcoming. Sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Harold Hulse wrote:

    Sorry for your loss sorry I can’t be there away on holiday

  5. Norine Cooper wrote:

    Nice memories of the store and both Roy and Evelyn . There was always an elegance about her despite the huge task of raising 5 children and helping with the business.

  6. Joanne & Pete Duggan wrote:

    I remember going to their store in Schomberg, such a nice couple. She had a great smile that made you feel that you were always welcomed. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Bruce and Penny Bishop wrote:

    Great memories going to their store on main st. Roy and Evelyn were a huge part of the Schomberg community running their store and volunteering countless hours. We were blessed with them. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

  8. Betty (Argent) &Jim Goodfellow wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Evelyn. Great memories of your Mom and Dad at the store. (Thinking of you Lois especially) Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Deanna Rowland Price wrote:

    Thinking of everyone in Schomberg and others who will deeply feel the loss of this wonderful lady. So honored to have known her.

  10. Charmaine Wall wrote:

    Girls, I recall fondly the many visits we paid to your parent’s general store. In 1969 I bought my first pair of new shoes from your mom for $2. You were great neighbours. Your mom will be remembered as a strong, independent woman who, with Mr. J, raised five very beautiful daughters.

  11. John and Alice Lloyd wrote:

    Sending our condolences to all especially Gwen and Beth whom I taught at SPS

  12. Kevin Holmes wrote:

    I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Jennings’ passing. As said before, she and Roy were a very integral part of making Schomberg what it is today. I am proud to have worked with them at the fair.

  13. Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak wrote:

    Sorry to hear of you loss.Bob and my condolences for all the family

    Bob and Linda

  14. Mary and George Milner wrote:

    We also had great memories of the Jennings’ General Store in Schomberg, one-stop shopping, and fondly remember Evelyn and Roy. We send our sincere condolences to the family.

  15. Mary Wiley wrote:

    Evelyn and I have so many memories together as we worked together on the Alter Guild at St Mary Magdelene. Such a wonderful lady. Rest in Peace my friend. Deepest Sympathy to everyone

  16. John Archibald wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the Jennings girls and their families. I spent about 25 years shopping in the Jennings General Store and have fond memories of both Roy and Evelyn. They were a great couple.

  17. Norma Jean Rankine wrote:

    Childhood memories flood back
    with just the mention of the
    Jenning’s. The store, the
    girls and all with much love
    My sympathy to all.

  18. Donna Argent wrote:

    My condolences to all the family!

  19. Mary (Leonard) Storey wrote:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. A life well lived.

  20. Margaret Tough and families wrote:

    Deepest condolences to all

  21. Mary Dove wrote:

    My condolences to Evelyn’s family , great memories of the store on Main Street, a wonderful woman, who give so much to her family and Community.. Sincerely Mary Dove

  22. Norm & Mary wrote:

    We send our condolences to all of Evelyn’s family and have many good memories of shopping in Jennings General Store.

  23. Lorna Simpson(Dove) wrote:

    My sincere condolence’s to Ruth,Gwen,Lois,Beth,Ann & Families sad to hear of your Mothers passing many great memories of both your Mom & Dad. She had a long life & resting now with hubby at peace.

  24. Sandra (Robertson) Creighton wrote:

    Sincere condolences to all. Your Mom was such a special Lady and I’m very sorry I cant be with you – so many memories to share of your Mom & Dad and house full of girls and all the friends! Just out of 4 months in hospital from accident and cant travel. Wish I could be with you.

  25. Carol Coulter wrote:

    It was like a walk down memory lane reading all the beautiful tributes to your Mother from our childhood friends. The Jennings family was such an important part of the Schomberg Community. May her memory be a blessing to all of us. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  26. Garry & Noreen Lister wrote:

    Ruth, Lois, Ann, Gwen, Beth and families, our condolences at your mom’s passing. What a great lady. I have many happy memories of your mom & dad’s store on main street, with the friendliness and hi-jinks that went with it. We were fortunate to grow up in Schomberg surrounded with people like your mom & dad and your family.

  27. Glenna (Hulse) Gould wrote:

    To Beth, Gwen, Ann, Lois & Ruth I send my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. I vividly remember trips to the store as well as being in your home for visits. So miss the Jennings clan once you all moved out of Schomberg.

  28. Clarence & Carol Boyd wrote:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you at this time.

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