Eagle Head, Queens County Corkum (nee. Bowers), Verna Jean, age 69, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Queens General Hospital on August 11th, 2020.
Born in Liverpool, Verna was the daughter of Frances (O’Connell) Bowers and the late Gilbert Bowers.
Verna was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was an active community member all of her life; rarely did a community function take place without one of her famous cakes or homemade desserts. She showed her love by feeding and taking care of everyone. You couldn’t stop by without her whipping up a quick meal, snack, or at least a coffee. She was the glue that held her family, and many others together. The love and relationships she cultivated remain strong because of her.
She is survived by loving husband of 50 years, Artie, daughters Jayleen, Sarah (Amanda), Shaninne (Shaun), Leah (Jess); brother Stephen (Lisa) nieces Jill (Steve) and Jessie (Ryan), and nephew Chad (Amy); grandchildren Talla, Tessa, Wesley, Grayson, Emma, and Sophia. Proudly was ‘Auntie Nan’ to Carson and Gage.
She was predeceased by her father Gilbert.
Cremation to take place under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. . No service as per her wishes, family gathering to take place at a later date. Donations can be made in her honor to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Verna’s family would like to thank the staff of Queens Home Support, as well as the private care workers who offered support and care during the last few years of her journey. Special thanks to the staff of the Queens Manor, as well as the wonderful staff on the medical floor of the Queens General.
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Expressing my deepest sympathy to you Artie and your families on the loss of yr beautiful wife ,mother and grandmother , As well to you Stephen and families on the loss of your dear sister and Aunt. Will always remember my visits at your home and blessed to have known you and Verna. Hold on to all your previous memories. Bless you all. Margo Crouse Strowbridge ❤️
Rahn and Blanche oconnell
We are so sorry of Verna passing thinking of all at this sad time
Charlene and Bruce White / Barbara and Bill Scobey
To Verna’s family, we send our sincere condolences. Verna was an amazing woman and we know she has left you with so many beautiful memories. May you be surrounded by love from family and friends.
George and Janet Fletcher.
Corkum Family: We were sorry to hear about Verna. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you family.
Diane and Donald White
Absolutely true , if you knew her you liked her.
Sincere condolences to you all at the loss of this dear gal.
Diane and Donald
Glen, Diane and Adam Dexter
Artie and Family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Corkum Family, So so sorry for your loss. Verna was a kind loving woman enjoyed so much talking to her and Artie at Tim Hortons or in the store. She is a beautiful angel now watching over you all as she always did. Keep her memories alive and her always close to your hearts.. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.
Dear Jayleen and Sarah and families
My condolences to you all. Thinking of you as you go through this sad time. Prayers for your family.
Lana and Paul Bowers
To all of Vernas family,
our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Verna is a great loss to our little community and will be missed. Hold on to the wonderful memories you all share.
Lana and Paul
Leanne and Cory
To the entire Corkum family, our hearts are with you. She was such a great person!
Frances, Stephen and Lisa.
So sorry for your loss.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Artie & Family, & Verna’s Mom:::: Francis & I Are So Sorry To See That Verna Has Passed Away. She Has Been Struggling Now For Some Time, I Guess The Lord Knew It Was Time For Her To Have Some Rest. I Always Liked Verna, She Was Always So Friendly And Pleasant. Cherish Your Precious Memories Of Your Wife Of 50 Years And Mother, Grandmother And Best Friend. The Most Precious Things In Life Is The Memories That They Have Left Behind For You To Carry On. May God Bless You All At This Most Difficult Time In Your Lives And May Verna Now REST IN ETERNAL PEACE. Spread Those Wings Verna:::: The Angels Are Waiting!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant.
Danny & DIana Hirtle
Our thoughts go out to all of Vernas family during this sad time . Great lady who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her . May she rest easy .
Artie, Sarah, and all of Verna’s family:
So sorry to learn of Verna’s passing. Always enjoyed my conversations with Verna. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
To Arty and family. So sorry to hear of Vernas passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
So very sorry for your loss❤️ Take care.
Sarah my Condolence goes to you and family i am sorry to hear about your mother,s passing she is now home to be with lord without No suffering and no pain she is now flying with the Angel in heaven
Deb, Chuck Taylor
Jayleen ,Tessa and family ,
Biggest hugs sent your way from us .
Hold each other close and Tessa maybe make something special A bear ,a blanket Something from her robe sweater etc. to hold and hug keeping her physically always close to you when you need to talk with her.
Thinking of you ,
Arthur and Marion Clattenburg
Deepest condolences to Verna’s family. So sorry for your loss.
Frances, Stephen, Artie and families, please accept my sincere condolences on Verna’s passing. Family means so much and when one is taken away every part of that family suffers. May your days bring you closer to peace as each one passes.
Rod & Ann Golden
Artie and Family, so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. We were in the same classes in school from when she transferred to Brooklyn & all through LRHS. She was a pleasure to be around. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Rod & Ann
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. tAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY CLOSE.
Liz and Jim Fraelic
Dear Artie, and family. Verna was the kindest, sweetest woman, always ready with a smile and a kind word. I know you have countless memories to recall over and over, which will comfort you. Jim and I are so sorry for your loss.
Artie, Jayleen and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Tina, Will, and Austin
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Bob and Brenda
To all of Verna’s family: We are so sorry for your loss. Verna is now with the angels where there is no more crying and no more pain. We hope the love and support of family and friends will help you through this sad time. Thinking of you all and sending our love
Susan Linda Levy
I was just asking Jayleen how Verna was doing so I was shocked to hear of her passing. We used to have some fun times when we belonged to the Tops group many years ago. She will surely be missed by her family and her community. My sincere condolences to all of Verna’s family.
Laurie and Janet Clattenburg
We are truly sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts & prayers. Cherish your memories & take care of each other.
Doug and Patricia Cross
To the family of Verna, we offer our sincere condolences for your loss. Verna was always willing to lend a hand with whatever was asked of her. We are sure she will be sadly missed.
I always enjoyed talking to verna.she was good to everyone.our condolences to Artie and family. In our prayers
Sandra and Basil
Warren & Karen Wagner
Artie and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Verna was always such a happy and friendly lady. We are so fortunate to have known her over the years. You have so many wonderful memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this difficult time
Verna was a beautiful soul. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her. My heart goes out to you Artie, your girls and their families. Also to Frances, Stephen, Lisa and family.
My sincere condolences to you all.
So sad to hear of Vernas passing. May you all hold the memories close to your hearts in the days ahead
Carl R. Veinot
Artie and family my sincere condolence to you all.Artie,you and Verna were the perfect couple in my own mind.She loved her whole family so much.Verna will always be looking after you all from her special place that god has chosen for her in heaven.She was such a sweetheart.Now she has her wings with the rest of the angels.Till we meet again my friend R.I.P.
Lynda & Richard McLeod
There are no words one can say that will make you feel better. Just know in time your pain will ease. She is with her father that is a bit comfort.
Dear Artie, Jayleen and girls, Sara and family, Shannine and family, Leah and Jess, Stephen , Lisa and family, and Frances,
Deepest condolences to you all in your loss. You are the strong family Verna loved and your strength will see you through this sad time.
May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jayleen and family: My sincere sympathy to you in this time of sadness.
To all of Vernas loved ones, I send you thoughts and love at this sad time. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was certainly a lovely person.
Pat and Jack Chandler
Our most sincere condolences to Verna’s family. Verna has left everyone who knew her with many great memories. These precious memories will remain and be a source of great comfort.
To all of Verna,s family,
Our deepest condolences on Verna,s passing.
Dot and Doug
Jo Ann Messenger
My sincere condolences to Frances and all the family.
Brenda Lawrence and Jim Hubley
Condolences to Vernas family .
Sorry to hear that Verna passed away .
Cherish the memories, Verna was a lovely person .
Thinking of the family at this difficult . Take care .
Ethel Smiley Marshall
I guess heaven needed another angel. They sure got one of the best. So many great memories with Verna with lots of laughs to cherish forever. Lots of love & hugs to Mom, Artie & girls, Steve & Lisa & your families. No more pain & suffering. Rest in peace my dear friend
Artie and family
My most sincere condolences to you and the girls, and Verna’s extended family.
It was a privilege to have spent the short time I had with Verna. You all did an amazing job of keeping Verna home as long as you did. Take care of one another in these troubled times. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Artie and family, we are sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She was a lovely lady and always said hello where ever she saw you. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John & Michelle
Sending love and prayers to all of Verna’s family at this very sad time.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Our deepest sympathy to all of Verna’s family on her loss and know that she is now at peace and her suffering has ended. Take care of one another and share your memories with all the family.
So sorry for your loss .sending prayers to the family …
Artie, girls and families
Verna was truly a kind and beautiful lady. How I would love watching Artie and her dance at parties. The way they looked at each other. Beautiful. I hope you all find comfort in your memories. And knowing she suffers no more. Sending my deepest sympathy to you all.
April and Mike Whynot
Lauren, BJ & Madeleine Carbert
Verna was a mother to all of us girls at STFX and we will all miss her terribly. She truly was an amazing woman who’s memory will live on in her beautiful daughters. All of our love to Artie, Jayleen, Sarah, Shaninne, Leah and all of the family. xoxo
Joann and Kenny Swimm
So very sorry to read of Verna’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Artie and Verna’s family and friends.
To All of Verna’s Family
Sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
To Artie and family: We are saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. May you hold on to the memory of this loving lady.
Lawrence and Catherine Hatt.
Jayleen and family
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time
To Artie an Family so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.
So sorry to hear Artie,Francis,Lisa and Steven and all the family. A wonderful lady and great mother. Keep the memories close to your hearts.
David and Jen
To all of Verna’s family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories that Verna left with you be a comfort at this difficult time.
Laurie and Janet Clattenburg
We are so very sorry for your loss
Mike, Debbie and Family
Artie and family, Francis, Stephen, Lisa and Family you are all in our thoughts, sending comforting hugs as you remember Verna. Take care.
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
John and Janice Francis
Verna was always welcoming with a warm heart and wonderful smile. I’m thinking about all of you during this sad time. Love Julie
Peggyand Richard Hatt
To Verna’s loving family .
Richard and I would like to extend out deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you . May the love and support of your family and many friends help you in the days ahead .Sincerely Peggy and Richard
Artie and family my condolences to you all .
To All of Verna’s family
My sincere condolence to you all. Verna was one of a kind. My heart is broken for you.
Artie & Family
We are very saddened to learn of Verna’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
Mark and Rita Arsenault
We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing her but her goodness lives on in her beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dear Artie and Family, Frances, Stephen, Lisa and Family,
Deepest sympathies in the loss of your wife, mother, daughter and sister. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Billand Anna Cox
Artie and family, Frances, Stephen and family
We extend our deepest sympathy in Verna’s passing
Dear Artie and family please except our sincere condolences at this time. We were so saddened to hear this please take care we are thinking of you all
Artie and family So very sorry for your loss,Verna was a beautiful person
To Artie and family l was saddened to hear about the passing of Verna , my sincere condolences.
Cheryl and Bob Hatt
Dear Family of Verna. Please accept our most sincere condolences. She will always be with you in your hearts and wonderful memories.
To all of Verna’s family
Sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.
Jane (Colp) Hansen
To Artie and family
We just never know what path life will take us down and your family was dealt a rough one. I will always remember Verna’s laugh and how I loved to hear her. Stay strong. Hugs.
Charlie and Sherri Drake
So very sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Cherish your many wonderful memories, God Bless
Judith R. Maillett
To Frances, Artie & families, so sorry to see Verna has passed away. God must have needed another Angel as He only takes the best. In my thoughts & prayers. Hold onto the memories they will help heal your heart.
I am saddened to read of Verna’s passing. I knew her while I resided in Liverpool. She was a beautiful soul who was friendly towards everyone. She always made me feel welcome. She was an integral part of a very loving family and will be deeply missed!
Judi & Ken Minard
Artie and family
Our deepest sympathy. Verna was a sweet lady and will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Such a beautiful person! My thoughts are with all of you. It has been a difficult journey for you especially being away from her these last four months. I hope you know that she was loved and well cared for a Queens Manor. Love to all of you. My heart is sad.
Rachel and Robert Dexter
To the Family
Condolences to you all…I know you each have many fond memories which will get you through the next months and years to come. Verna always had time to chat whenever I met her. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I am so sorry Frances for the loss of Verna, your beloved daughter. I know how close you were and also what a great Mom you were to her, as she was an amazing daughter to you. I am thinking of you at this time..take good care of yourself.
Leo and Marilyn
Arty and family,So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing,you have so many happy memories,I remember going to all the dances and all the laughs and good times we enjoyed.our thoughts are with you.God Bless.
Harley & Bonny Gay Hemeon
To all of Verna’s family:
Our condolences to you all. We both have fond memories of Verna during our school years, many years ago. May you all experience God’s comfort and encouragement during these times.
Sharon & Philip Thorbourne
Artie & Girls, Frances, Stephen & Lisa & Family
We are so say to read that Verna passed, but she at peace now. We were really close friends growing up. We even dressed alike a lot. I was one of her Bridesmaids when she got married & she was one of my bridesmaids when I got married? Her Obituary says it all what she was like kind, generous & caring person. Cherish your memories & hold them tight.
Sharon & Philip
Sending you my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Your whole family is so wonderful and I’m lucky to have met Verna. She made my visit to Liverpool very memorable. Thinking of you all, and I’m sure she is watching over you now.
To Verna’s family. Sincere condolences to all. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Byron G Whynacht
Artie and family – Sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
Velda and Ken
It was an honor to call Verna a friend. Her hospitality to us will never be forgotten. It was so apparent to us the Verna held her family and friends close to her heart. We are so glad that Verna, Artie, Stephen and Lisa were able to visit us in Saskatchewan. Our sympathy to Artie and his family, and to Frances, Stephen and Lisa and their family.
Ken and Velda Dahlin, Norquay, Saskatchewan
Charlotte and Bobby Kelley
Artie and family….Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of a great lady. I will miss the time spent with Verna at the manor. May the wonderful memories of her help you get through the difficult days ahead.
Phyllis C Tutty
Sarah and family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I didn’t know that she was ill. Please
except my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Barry & Sharon Levy
Corkum and Bower family
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Sheila ( Fralic) van Beek
I am so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She is with the angels now. I knew her growing up and going to school. My deepest condolences to you Artie and your family.
Sheila (Fralic) van Beek
Toby and Lori Colp
So sorry to hear of the loss of Verna, sending our heart felt love to the Corkum family.
Artie and family – We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Verna and I were close friends when we attended the little Eagle Head School. We used play dress-up and have sleep overs at each other’s houses. I remember her mother’s brownies which were always a treat for me. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gail & Valerie
So sorry to hear. She was a beautiful person. Remember all the wonderful days.
Chess and June
So very sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. My prayers go out to you, Artie, and all your family.
Sorry to read of Verna’s passing. Condolences to her family.
Doris Lohnes Schnare
To Artie and family, Stephen and family and Verna’s Mom, Mrs. Bowers – My heart goes out to all of you for your great loss of Verna. She was a truly lovely woman in every way, and I can still remember her from our growing up and church days at St. John’s, Eagle Head. Take care of each other as you go on in life and know that you will see her again. My sincere condolences to all of you. Love Doris
Helen & David Fox
So sorry to hear that Verna has passed. Please except our condolences.
George & Pat
Dear Arte & family…..
It is with great sadness to you & family in hearing of the passing of your dear Verna …she was a lovely lady who will be missed by all who knew her ..cherish your special memories….
George & Pat
Artie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many, many fond memories of Verna. Times spent together at uncle Clyde’s and aunt Violet’s house when you first lived there, then again in Eagle Head. The lovely hostess she always was, the meals she whipped up, the laughter, and the way she would smile and tell Artie to “stop talking so foolish”. She was an amazing beautiful person , and your loss is great. May you find strength with each other, to pull you through the rough road ahead. Love to All
condolences to Artie and family
Artie, Stephen and all of Verna’s family: My sincere condolences to you all. Verna was a true friend to all who knew her and although I did not know her well, she was a beautiful addition to her family and her community. She will be missed for sure, and all the condolences here is a true testament to her life. God Bless
Vanessa Cory whynot
Sorry for your loss thinking of you all.
To Verna’s Family
Twig and I were so sad to hear of Verna’s passing. You are in our thoughts always.
Love and Hugs to you all.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
To All Vernas Family:We send heartfelt condolences . Curtis & Linda
Frances, Stephen, Lisa, Artie and all Verna’s family
So sorry to hear the sad news of Verna’s passing. Such a loss of a truly nice person. I remember Verna’s laugh from when we played together as kids. Treasure the memories.
Valerie (Wentzell) and Bernie
Boomie and Brenda
Dear Artie and family
We are so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing .She will be greatly missed by so many .Our deepest condolences to you .
Boomie and Brenda
So sorry for you loss
Lorraine and Terry
Yvonne( Lingley) Fisher
I am very saddened by the news of Verna’s passing. My condolences and prayers to Verna’s family at this difficult time.
To Artie, the girls and their families, Lisa,Stephen and Frances
Alan and I were saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May happy memories carry you all through this sorrowful time.
Lynn and Alan
Arthur and Heather OConnell
To Artie,girls Steven and Frances.
Heather and i send our deepest sympathies to everyone for the loss of Verna ,a beautiful person and a lovely niece.Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
Sarah… So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.. thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Earl Lawrence and family
Dear Artie and family,Iwas so saddened to hear of Verna’s passing.She was a wonderful lady and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her May she RIP.
Cathy de Rome
Artie and family,
Extending sincere condolences to the whole family. The long and difficult journey for all of you over the past years has ended. Verna was a lovely person and you must have many wonderful memories that you can draw upon to help in the difficult days ahead.
To Artie & Family, Sorry for your loss. Verna is now at peace Remember all the good times as they are yours to keep. Sincere Condolences to you all…..Take Care
Philip& Holly Smith
To Verna’s family,
We were saddened to read of her passing recently and are thinking of you all as you say goodbye to such a beautiful soul. You will all miss her terribly but may the outpouring of love and support of so many friends and the community at large, give you healing and peace. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Holly and Philip Smith
Kendell Karla & Kennedy
Artie, the girls and family,
I can’t remember not knowing Verna… always smiling and a great laugh and ever so kind to us kids and then to us adults. She is one of my favorite people of all time ❤
Please accept our heartfelt condolences..rest in peace beautiful lady
Artie and Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Verna has left a lasting gift of life to all of you and everyone else that she knew. memories of all the special things that you all shared will help to carry you. We will all miss her so much.
Iva & Derek Wagstaff
Frances, Artie, Stephen and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all. We extend our deepest sympathies.
Sincerely, Iva and Derek
Frances, Lisa, Stephen and Family:
Jamie and I are sorry for your loss. Verna was a shining light and a true Matriarch. She was a vibrant life of the party and was kind and loving. I’m sorry for the void her absence will leave for your entire family and all of her loving friends.
david and bonnie flemming
Jayleen and family , David and I were sorry to hear of the passing of your mom…you are in our thoughts
Mary jo conway
Sincere condolences to you and your family sorry for your loss
I send my love and sympathy on the passing of your dear Verna. I’ve known her since we moved here so many years ago, she was a good friend and neighbour, I am so very sorry for you and your family and I will miss her.
Janice and Darrin
So sorry to hear about Verna. Our sincere condolences to the Corkum and Bower families.
To all of Verna’s Family,
Sincere condolences at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a very special person.
Sherry (Morash) and John
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Artie and Family:
We were so sorry to learn of Verna’s passing. A great lady always with a smile.
Please accept our condolences .
To all of Verna’s family
I’m sad to hear of Verna’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Reed Conrad & Debra
So sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. Remember her well from my childhood years in our West Berlin-Eagle gatherings. Remember her and Artie sporting around in that 442 1969 Olds, made a great pair. Our sympathy are with one of my favourite teachers, Frances, and Artie & Family going forward,
Reed & Debra
Artie and family. Sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Nelson and Liz
Our sincere sympathy to Artie and all of Verna’s family. We remember fondly the fun times we had together, always filled with good food and laughter. She was a special person who loved her family deeply. Thinking of you. Dennis & Linda MacKinnon.
Vicki & Scott Conrad
Dear Artie, Jayleen, Sarah, Shaninne, Leah and families
We are so sorry to read of Verna’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and we send our deepest sympathies during this sad time. Take good care of each other and the wonderful memories you share.