Verna Tupper


A resident of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home, Long Sault, for the past three years, Verna Tupper passed away there on Saturday, July 7, 2012.  She was 90.

Verna was born in Williamsburg Township, on September 25, 1921, to her parents Frederick and Rhoda Wells (nee Brown). She went to a one room public school in Froatburn and lived her whole life in the area. 

She worked at RCA in Prescott, Automatic Electric in Brockville and a small plant at the Cotton Mill in Cornwall. 

Verna was a gentle, kind person who was very supportive to family and friends in need.  She loved her family very much and her world lit up when her great- grandchildren were around.

Verna is survived by her son Graham (Elaine) Hunter of Froatburn, by her stepdaughter Shirley Morgan of Massena and by her brother Earl (Jackie) Wells of Crysler. 

She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Anna Katrine Hunter and Derek (MiSun) Hunter, and by her great-grandchildren Connor Graham, Mackenzie Graham, Anu Hunter and SheeAhn Hunter.  

She was predeceased by her husband Grant, her sisters Jean Beckstead and Eileen Gallinger and her brothers Russell and Ray Wells.  

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

There was no visitation at the funeral home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.  Donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg.  Online condolences may be made at  


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