May 18, 1960 — August 30, 2021
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Eva went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2021 at the age of 61 years.
Eva arrived in Canada with her family when she was eight years old. The family moved from St. Catharine’s to Kelowna where she spent her childhood. Young and adventurous at nineteen, Eva embarked on a memorable trip back to Poland to visit family. Even though Eva left Poland at a young age she could still understand and speak Polish. She was always proud of her Polish heritage and proud of her family.
She moved to Alberta in her twenties and met her first husband Fred Dunn in Edmonton. Shortly after they were married, she gave birth to two rambunctious boys, John and Aaron Dunn. Fred and Eva divorced and four years later she married Jens Nielsen. In ‘92 she welcomed with great joy her daughter Ashley and in 1995 her quiet son Mathew. Just before her birthday in May of 2006 she was tragically widowed.
Eva was a beautiful and elegant woman, lean and tall. She loved classic clothes and fine jewelry. While raising her family Eva worked as a sales associate at various jewelry stores. Her love of gemstones and diamonds inspired her to take courses in gemology (I am sure her mansion in heaven is studded with diamonds and her favorite gemstone Alexandrite). Later, she even owned her own jewelry store for a short time.
Her Christian upbringing played an important part in her life. Eva spent a great deal of time reading her Bible and in intercessory prayer. She especially spent many hours in prayer for her children. Eva pursued and received a degree in Bible theology. Church attendance was important to her and she insisted that her children attend church with her. Eva often volunteered to help out by making coffee at the church after the service; she loved her coffee strong and drank lots of it. Eva enjoyed hosting Bible studies in her home, inspired by her mother Halina, who taught all of her children to be hospitable.
Eva had a passion to visit Israel and became intensely interested in Jewish Culture. She studied all the Jewish Holidays and even learned how to blow a Shofar. Jewish worship music became one of her favorite styles of music to listen to. Friends and family enjoyed her freshly baked Challah bread and homemade hummus.
Eva treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She loved watching movies with her precious children, it didn’t matter which movie it was. She was enthusiastic about anything they were doing as long as she was a part of it with them, whether it was going to the beach, walking or shopping together. She always insisted on cooking meals for her children when they came to visit, despite their protests if they’ve already eaten beforehand. Concerned about her children’s health, she became very knowledgeable about vitamins. Eva encouraged her children to take them and was always happy to give anyone who would listen, a lecture on the benefits of vitamins.
Simple pleasures in life brought Eva joy. She loved a quiet evening with friends and a glass of wine in hand. Recently she found happiness in gardening, canning and making jams. Watching Christian videos and prophecies was another favorite pastime.
Underlined in her Messianic Jewish Bible is the scripture Psalm 5:13 For you bless the righteous, Adoni, You surround him with favor as a shield.
Today Eva is enjoying the divine favor of the Lord, face to face.
She is survived by Her sisters; Elizabeth Bologna (Mike), Anna Jacyszyn (Andy Jopling), Lydia Miller, and her brother Andy Jacyszyn (Lorraine) and her adult children John Dunn, Aaron Dunn, Ashley Nielsen, Mathew Nielsen, and her stepson Shane Dunn plus many loving extended family members
A Graveside Service for Eva will be held on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 8, 2021 at 11:30 AM PDT at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Will Sohnchen officiating. The family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects online to join by Livestream (see below). A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
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