In Memory

Dolly Ann Pawlak passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home in the early hours of Sept 4th, 2023.  She was surrounded by her loving husband Uwe and their children, who never once left her side.

Loving wife of Uwe Samstag-Schnock for 30 years. Forever loved by her children; Kai-Uwe, Jens-Erik, and Anje Marie.

After a 14-year career at Royal Bank of Canada, she left to care for her two boys Kai-Uwe and Jens-Erik and her daughter Anje Marie. Her children, husband, and extended family meant everything to her.

It was their activities that prompted her to volunteer in their community soccer club where she ran the office, guided camps and kept the books for 15 years. Dolly’s life was busy as an ever present face of the non-profit Milton Soccer Academy which she co-founded and ran with Uwe. Together they built the club from the ground up. Her easy going personality and her ability to talk to anyone were her strengths. Dolly spent every summer day at the club ensuring that hundreds of Milton’s youngest left with a smile, new friends, and exhausted from the week’s activities. She loved people and cared about everyone she met.

Behind the scenes, she managed the club’s finances, performed flawless audits and made certain that monies are accounted for and benefited the players.

She loved biking the rail trails of Ontario and went on bicycling trips oversees with her friends and neighbours from Willow Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a Bicycle Rest Station in Dolly’s name along the Guelph to Goderich Trail (G2G). Please donate “in memory of: Dolly Pawlak”

A celebration of her Life will take place on Sep 27, 2023 between 4-7pm at Pipers Heath Golf Club at 5501 Trafalgar Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0Z5.

For Dolly’s full obituray and Tribute wall, please visits McKersie & Early’s website.

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