Verla Velma Perrin passed away suddenly at her home in Morrisburg, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She was in her 86th year.
Verla was the daughter of the late Albert and Eva (nee Littlejohns) Disheau. She was a faithful servant at her church; supporting weddings, funerals and bazaars, and helping behind the scenes.
She served in many positions as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and attended Canadian Club meetings to satisfy her thirst for knowledge. She volunteered at the Upper Canada Playhouse.
She fed stray cats, played cards with her family and enjoyed sports and camping.
Throughout the years, Verla worked at Dundas Manor, Foodland, Treasure Island Restaurant, Pokey’s Place, Caldwell Linen Mills and D&K Fabrics.
She delivered mail in the Martintown area, was a Bell Telephone operator, and had worked for Mr. Crombley who was involved with the lettering of tombstones in Martintown. She also helped transport cars from one place to another.
Verla’s handiwork was to be admired—she made many quilts and also crocheted. She was an excellent seamstress and made her niece’s wedding dress.
She enjoyed day excursions and travelled to see Daniel O’Donnell several times.
Very active in the Progressive Conservative Party, Verla attended meetings, posted lawn signs, worked at polling stations and volunteered before election day.
Verla was a humble lady, always kind and quick to help anyone in need. She had a very strong faith. Indeed Verla a bundle of energy. She enjoyed life and had many interests.
Verla was the beloved wife of the late Ron Perrin (2012), and loving mother of Richard Tyo and Brenda (late Paul) St. Louis, both of Cornwall.
She was cherished grandmother of Heidi (Randy) McGillis and great-grandmother of Kaitlin and Sarah Lynn McGillis, all of Cornwall.
Verla will be lovingly remembered by her stepchildren Dwight (Cathy) Perrin of Kingston and Dwayne Perrin of Athens. She was dear step-grandmother of Cindy (Neil) Boyce of Harrowsmith and Lee Perrin of Kingston, and loving step-great-grandmother of Harley and Braden Boyce of Harrowsmith.
She was the treasured sister of Glendon (Beverly) Disheau of Morrisburg, Elizabeth Smith of Massena, NY, Warren Disheau of Toronto, Wayne (Ann) Disheau of Morrisburg, Carol (Frank) Dahl of Wasa, BC, and Louella Smail of Brinston.
She was dear sister-in-law of Winston Baker of Stampville and Beverly Disheau of Morrisburg. She will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Verla was predeceased by her parents Albert and Eva Disheau, her sister Heather Baker, her brothers Bert and Wallace Disheau and her brothers-in-law Harold Smith and Brian Smail.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Order of the Eastern Star, (Violet Chapter #206) service was held following the afternoon visitation.
Funeral service was at Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. Cremation with inurnment at Iroquois Point United Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations to Lakeshore Drive United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.
Pallbearers were Scott Robinson, Wesley Baker, Winston Baker, Grant Gingrich, Darren Crawford and Brian Howald