DEWELL (NEE GIFFORD), Verna Georgena

(Long time member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church)

 Peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on September 8th, 2020, in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of the late Jack.  Loving mother of Richard and Heather Dewell and Joan and Glen Oickle.  Proud Grandma of Joshua and Nathaniel Dewell, Melinda and Grant Sutherland, Jessica and Chris Lemieux.  Cherished GG of Kale and Elle Sutherland and Asher Lemieux.  Dear Aunt of Judy and Harold Schroeder, Gary and Faith Bellisle, Carole and Doug Gibbs and Stephen and Heather Ball. Remembered by many in Oshawa and Athens/Charleston Lake.  Verna’s life centered around her family, St. Matthew’s and her special place - The Cottage!  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Verna on Saturday September 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Mount Lawn Cemetery (21 Garrard Rd., Whitby).  (Attendees will meet in the cemetery parking lot).  Due to the pandemic, a mask/facial covering is mandatory.  In lieu of flowers, she requested memorial donations be made in her memory to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (135 Wilson Rd S., Oshawa L1H 6B9).  Funeral arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).


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  • Sep 11, 2020

    Wendy and Peter King
    Thinking of all the family at this sad time. Although we did not get to see Verna often she will be always be remembered for her great sense of humor and joy of life.She always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. We have such fond memories of Verna and Jack's trip to the east coast and of sampling both our liquid and food treats! Often to her despair!
    Verna always seemed her happiest when she was staying and entertaining at the cottage.
    We also remember Verna for her great dedication to her church and for her endless search for new ideas for crafts for her church bazaars.
    Verna leaves a great void in everyone's life. She is in the thoughts of many at this sad time.
    With our deepest sympathy 
    Pete and Wendy
  • Sep 12, 2020

    I adored Verna and was so happy had that reunion not too long ago at mom and dad ‘s where Verna was the 
    “Star of the day “😍Loved the “rap video “ from the home that she stayed in. Loved her strong personality and her obvious love for all of her family . RIP Verna we will miss your visits down
    to Charleston Lake ! Love always , Gina and family , Pat and Henry , Melissa and Kathyox
  • Sep 13, 2020

    Bill, Lona, Sean and Megan Dewell
    We are sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.
    We looked forward to her Christmas cards and notes each year and will miss them.
    Our deepest condolences to Richard, Joan and Families.
  • Sep 14, 2020

    Odessa Chown and family
    Deepest sympathy to Joan and her family. Verna will be greatly missed by us all. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. 

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