RAWDING – Verna M., of Pleasantville, Lunenburg County, formerly of Hunts Point and Summerville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Born in Port Mouton, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Olive (Jollimore) Broughm.
Verna was a former employee of Bowater Mersey Paper Company and a care giver at Queens Manor, Liverpool. She also cared for terminally ill patients privately. She worked for Travel Discounters in Bridgewater for a time. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, nature and cars.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Gary, and her “fur baby” Oscar.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 2, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Gary our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Take care of yourself.
David and Rhonda
Brenda and Jim
Condolences to Gary and Oscar. When we received phone call from Gary on Wednesday morning we were very saddened to hear that Verna had passed away. I have known Verna for a number of years and I must say there is nobody with a kinder heart than she had.Verna loved her fur baby Oscar her cat. She loved her sporty cars. She was young at heart and loved to have fun.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Gary,Oscar and her many friends. She is now pain-free, her suffering is over. Rest in peace my dear friend, never to be forgotten. Brenda and Jim.
Walter and Sherri Miller
We were so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.Our condolences go out to you at this difficult time.
Ralph &n Marilyn
Sorry to hear Gary. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the family
So sorry for your loss, I worked with Verna at Queens manor and we shared many a good laughs.
Michael and Anne Hupman
So sorry for your loss Gary. Our thoughts are with you.
How to express my feelings to the family , words cannot express the loss of a true friend and cousin . We may never saw each other much but my love for Verna is held deeply in my heart . We truely have lost a precious Angel . sending heartfelf sympathies to you Gary at this sad time . Know we are there for you.
Roisin and Leon
We send our deepest love and sympathy in this most difficult time. We will always be here for you, you are family to us. We love you and verna is always going to be in our heart.
All our love, prayers and light to you, forever in our hearts, never to be forgotten
Love always Roisin and Leon
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Gary, we send our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your wife, Verna. May the many memories you have of the years you had together comfort you at this time.
Barbie and Brian Fralic
Gary, sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barbie and Brian
Bob and Vicki Roach
So sorry to hear about Verna. She was a sweet person with a big heart. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Gary, so very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Verna is now at peace. Cherish all the great memories as they are yours to keep.
With deepest Sympathy, Bea
What is one to say when you loose someone so close to your heart …it will hurt forever ? My mother, my sister and most of all my best friend. To have had such a bond with such an amazing woman is the best gift in life she ever gave me. I will miss you forever and always but know you will always be with me because when you have a forever friend …. Forever has no end …
Love you Gary xx
So sorry for your loss. Verna never changed, you could see her once a year and she always had that great smile and ready to have a conversation like she had talked to you just the week before. She will be missed by all. My thoughts are with you.
So sad for my brother but take comfort in knowing that he and Verna made a lifetime of memories. Some of those memories are captured in the beautiful video tribute above. Stay strong Gary … I love you xo
Robert & Marjorie MacGowan
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Jan & Garnett Winchester
So sorry for your loss, Gary. Our thoughts are with you.
Jan & Garnett
Holly and Philip Smith
Please accept our deepest condolences.It is so sad for you to lose Verna after all the years you happily spent together. You will be
In our thoughts in the difficult days ahead. Such lovely photos of Verna; what great and lasting memories you two made.
Holly and Philip
I am So Sorry to hear of your loss Garry. My thoughts and emotions are for you and Your continued moments forward knowing you will be missing and wishing that Verna was there to see and share it with you.
May she Rest in Peace. And help you understand Together you both will help one another be a peace will the ways of life.
Robert & Sally Fader
So very sorry for your loss. Hadn’t seen Verna for a long time, but she was always very friendly and smiling. Sincere condolences and prayers at this most difficult time.
Betty Jean Lawson
So sorry Gary for your loss, my thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Gary, we are sorry for your loss of your beloved wife. She always had a smile and time for some conversation. God Bless.
So sorry and shocked to hear of your loss.
Take care of yourself.
Will be in touch.
My prayers are with you.
Andrea &Gordie Veinot
Gary so sad and sorry for your loss of Verna.We hope all your wonderful memories will comfort you at this sad time.Verna always had a big smile and a chat when we met.Our thoughts are with you.❤
Donna and David Dicks
Gary, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers our with you at this difficult time. Take care.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Gary we are so sorry to hear your sad news. Our deepest condolence.
Kevin and Sherry Roy
Gary and family
So sorry to hear read about Verna .
Kevin and Sherry Roy
Donna & Carl Walker & Family
So sorry to hear of the loss of Verna. I never really knew her but through watching the beautiful video on line I feel like I got to know her through pictures. Such wonderful memories of a life well lived. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in knowing that we are all thinking of you.
Charlene and Bruce White
Sending sincere condolences in your time of sorrow. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories of this lovely woman that you shared your life with.
My most sincere sympathy to you on the loss of sweet Verna. She had a heart of gold and I will certainly miss and love her forever. Her suffering is over and is now pain-free. Take care of yourself, Gary and cherish all the wonderful memories you two shared. Hugs.
Doug and Rose Mary Huskins
So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary, we were so saddened and sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathy &Rollie Wentzell
Lorraine and Terry Dalby
We are so sorry for your loss
May fond memories of Verna bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
Merle and Debi Smiley
So sorry for your loss Gary. Will be thinking of you.
Ronald & Sharon Verge
Gary we are so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ronald & Sharon
Steve & Marlene O'Malley
Gary….so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Gary: Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God Bless.
Gary and Donna Jollimore
Gary and I were saddened to read of Verna`s passing. It`s so sad to lose someone you love. Keep your memories close to give you comfort in the difficult days ahead. I always liked that Verna always had the time for a chat or a smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers. One day at a time, Gary. Verna will be looking down at you and smiling. Take care.
Gary, so sorry to here of Verna’s passing. May your memories carry you through this difficult and sad time.
I was so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She was a dear woman who held a baby shower for me and 30 years later was instrumental in helping me bring that child’s daughter to Disney a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences are with you Gary.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Gary – We were very sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. |It has been many years since I have seen either of you see and know that little has changed. Remember all the good times and I expect (and see from the photos) that there were many. Please accept our sincerest condolences Our thoughts and prayers are with during these difficult times..
Dear Gary so sorry for your loss I know Vera will be missed she was so kind she would come in to the Superstore & we would talk about her new kitty she would tell how you were doing . I must say she had a lot of courage I remember her being very strong Dave & I will be praying for you God bless you.
I am so very sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tommy & Ardith
Dear Gary, so very sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. We have some lovely memories of the 4 of us together and we’ll always remember how much Verna loved to laugh. Her kind heart was a treasure and it shows in the beautiful video the lovely person she was.
Thinking of you during this difficult time with heartfelt sympathy,
Tommy & Ardith
Marion and Arthur Clattenburg
Gary, so sorry for your loss. Verna was a special lady, always with a smile. We hope your good memories help you through this difficult time. Deepest sympathy.
Brian and Helene
We are so saddened by the news of Verna’s passing. We watched the video and were reminded of all the good times we four spent together despite the fact that we live in far away Alberta. We are so fortunate and blessed in the friendship that we’ve enjoyed from the first time we met in St. Pierre/Miquelon.
We will miss Verna, a truly giving person and a fun loving individual.
Take care, Gary, and love and hugs to you…
Gary I am so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She was without a doubt a true friend when I lived in Liverpool. Please accept my sincere sympathies.
I was very sorry to read about Verna’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Gary, so sorry for your loss. She was a very caring person.
Remember the good times.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Vernon & Joyce
Eugene & Shirley Meisner
Gary so terribly sorry to hear of Verna,s passing, our thought,s & prayers are with you at this time.
Rachel and Robert Dexter
So saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. Please know Gary we are thinking of you at this very sad time.
Brenda Lee and Greg Warren and Jeanette Oickle
So sorry for your loss Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
so sorry for your loss, may see fly with the angels
I am so sorry to hear the news that your beloved, Verna has passed away. I have such fond memories of her and the kindness in her heart. May you find comfort in knowing how much others care; peace knowing she is no longer in pain and strength from the love that you two shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God watch over you in His tender care. Love, Anita
phyllis Yorke Tutty
Gary, so sorry for your loss. I was very shocked to hear. As you know, I worked
with Verna for several years. Take care. Phyllis
Kendell & Karla Colp
Gary, we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Janice and Les
Know that Les and I are thinking about you and your family at this most difficult time. We are in NL so are unable to attend the visitation. Treasure your memories. They will help you in the days ahead.
Mom & I want to offer our deepest condolences to everyone suffering due to this great loss. I had hoped to be there for the visitation but I have to work that night. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Diane & Aubrey Coombs
Gary, we are very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.
David and Bonnie Hatt
Gary, Sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Karen Sampson
We are so sad to here of your loss Gary. Verna was wonderful and had so many friends and she will be surely missed.
Dear Gary; So sorry to hear of your loss.,May your memories be a comfort to you.
Sincerely, Lin Lucier
Nancy (Frellick) and Clarence Ringer
Gary was very sad to hear of Verna’s passing.
Gary, I am very sorry for your loss.
Doug and Jennie Mason
Our sincere condolences. While we knew Verna for only a short time, we will always remember her kindness and ready smile. We were blessed to have known her.
May she rest in peace…
Doug and Jennie
Gary , thinking of you at this sad time .Verna was such a kind , generous & caring person . I always appreciated her friendship to mom & have fun memories of our trip to Florida . She will be missed Glenda
My heart just breaks Gary after hearing this tragic news this morning. Verna was such a kind hearted person, we had so many laughs during her brief time working in Lunenburg. I will forever treasure those fond memories and consider myself blessed to have known her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Hope, Matthew and Dylan
Sincere condolences to you Gary. Steve told us your sad news. Take care.
Sorry for your loss, Gary.
So sorry to read about Verna. As I got to know her through our many times spent at the hospital this past year I realized she was a very courageous woman. I loved talking with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie and John
Goodbyes hurt more than anything. Especially when deep down you know you will never get to say Hello again. You have been there in good times and bad you will always be in our thoughts. Love you Debbie Calder and John Haughn
Today is visitation day and it will be difficult trying to stay strong when talking to all these people who want to show respect to you and Verna. Take strength from them. John and I, your three nieces and six great nieces and nephews from afar wish we could with you at this time, but know you are in our thoughts. Love you
Your sister Lynn
Gary, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Verna’s phone calls and visits with me always made me smile!! I will surely miss her. Keep the memories close to your heart – they will get you through the rough days ahead!!
Gary, so sorry to hear of Verna .My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss
Paul and Mary Lou Smith
Our deepest sympathy and condolences in the passing of Verna. She was always polite, compassionate and a very nice personality.
May the blessings be. We are sorry for your loss.
Gary: Thanks for calling us about Verna’s passing, she was always so nice to us and welcoming when we bought the house in Summerville. We’ll be for a visit soon. Tim and Brenda Downie
Nina & Doug
Gary, we were so sorry to hear that Verna has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dale and Kim Foley
Gary I cannot express how sad Dale and I to hear that your ray of light is gone.There are no words adequate enough to describe Verna.She was a force of nature that few people get the privilege to know and we are forever grateful to have known her even though life got in the way these latter years.She was a kind and generous soul whose purpose seemed to be to enrich other people’s lives.We will never forget her and we hope these words give you some comfort.We are thinking of you Gary and share your sorrow
Dale and Kim Foley
Ruth Anne Zwicker
So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Sending deepest condolences. Take care
Corinne And Ron Marsh
Our deepest sympathy Gary. Verna was always so pleasant to Ronnie and I . Had a smile on her face everytime we seen her which was always at your side…. xo
Marilyn & Donnie
I am truly saddened by Verna” death. Verna was more than just a friend; she was an amazing person. She was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing her at every opportunity. Her passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Verna’s memory will always remain deep within my heart. – Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and family.
Mark & Debbie
Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened us, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Mark & Debbie Knickle
We are so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. You are in our thoughts and we send you deepest condolences and warm regards at this difficult time.
Fran Moreton, Barb Moreton,
Virginia and Chip
Jacqueline & Jim Peach
Gary so sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She always enjoyed a good laugh. May God give you the comfort you need to get through this valley. 🙁
Gary, we were saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. May your memories of her bring comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
Myles & Paula Winters
So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences during this sad time.
The deRoos family
Gary, im so sorry for your loss, Verna will be missed by alot of people. I didnt know her very long but i will never forget the kindness and care for others while she was so sick herself she was a great women i am glad to have met her.Christa n Greg
Don & Anne Kelly
Don and I are just here remembering all the wonderful times at your cottage and on your boat with you and Verna. Verna was so good to so many of us. Her love for animals especially her cats make me smile. She did kind things for those that mattered to her. I have a lovely Christmas plaque that she gave to me many years ago that I hang on my wall each Christmas. I will think of her whenever I look at it.
Gary, our home is always open to you. Thinking of you at this most difficult time!
Love Don & Anne
Gary.. we are so saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. The video is a beautiful tribute to Verna..it included everything she loved. We will always remember her smile and her laugh. Know that we are thinking of you at this time.
Kevin and Joanne Colp
Sheila and Jerry Feakes
Gary we just heard about your great loss. We want to pass on our love and condolences to you. Verna was a great friend to so many and will be sincerely missed. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May all the great memories that you have help you in the weeks to come.
David and Lisa Moore
We are very sorry for your loss, Verna was a very kind and gentle soul and we will remember her laughing all the time.
Dave and Lisa Moore
Philip and Linda Dagley
Was shocked to hear of Verna passing. Was waiting for the cold I have to pass so I could go for a visit.It was good to see so many at the visitation. The video was great and brought back many memories of the childhood we spent together. she always had a smile and a kind word, she will be missed by all. Gary our thoughts are with you, always here for you. Linda and Philip.
The South Shore has lost a beautiful angel. I called Verna my earth angel because she always took me under her wing.
She stood by me throughout my own battle with cancer and I will be forever grateful to both Gary and Verna. I will miss her big smile and big laugh always. I am so grateful that I was able to visit with her in December. She put on a brave face to the very end. Don’t worry Gary she will still be watching over you. Always in my heart.
Curtis & Nancy Daury
We are sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. She will be remembered as a generous and caring person. Remember all the good times to help get you through this difficult time. Take care.
Greif is love with no place to go.
To say you will be missed by many is an understatement. I can say with certainty that you touched the lives of many with your beautiful heart and nurturing caring nature. Verna was a person I aspire to be, perfect balance of strong, independent, loving, caring, vivacious and full of life. She taught me more than one lesson, even when she thought I wasnt listening.
Gary all my love goes out to you, I only know the difficulty I am experiencing knowing she has passed and cannot even begin to sympathize with the massive void you are experiencing. Just remember she wouldnt want you to be sad, she would be yelling at you to smarten up. Love you big guy xxo.
Heather Cook (nee Lawrence)
I have been thinking a lot about you in the time since Mom told me the sad news of Verna’s passing. I am very sorry for your loss … Verna was one of a kind, a kind heated, generous woman who would do anything she could to help. She had a real sense of fun, a great sense of humour, and a love of life!
We want to let you know how sad we were to hear of Vernas’ passing. Verna was a beautiful gift to this world and to you.
Her acts of kindness will live on in the memories of many for years to come. When we loose someone we love it is a very painful time in our lives, that is the price we pay for loving and you and Verna made it obvious that much love was shared between the two of you. So blessed you are for that. So keep the memories alive, hold them close in your heart and let them help you get through those hard times. Remember her laugh, I know we will.
Barb and Ron Bullen
A great friend with a huge heart. Verna always worried about others and approached life with a smile and a laugh. I will miss her.
Its been 4 years I miss you more every day as I troop on without your presense, phone calls and loving caring ways. Life is just not the same when you loose part of your existance. happy Angelversary beautiful ❤
I know this is late, but just came across this now. Gary our deepest condolences and sympathy to you in the passing of Verna. She was a sweet soul always very considerate of others. Verna touched many hearts including ours. We are sorry for your loss. Paul and MaryLou Smith
Here we are 4 years later and my heart still aches to hear your laugh, see your beautiful smile and have time with you. Time has brought me struggles but I feel you beside me encouraging me to face them , as you told me You would always be with me … a feeling I hope to always have. Happy Angelversary … missing you like crazy … my forever friend
Here we are many years after, I still smell your perfume, hear your laughter, share your love of cats, gardening and decorating … everything is good … but my heart is still hit by waves of missing you. I am approaching the day that you jokingly said to me ” are you really going to marry that guy ? Yes and I will softly carry you with me on that day around my neck close to my heart where you will always be. You may not be with me on my day but I know you will send me a sign as always … forever loved and missed.