Verna Gertrude McDowell
In appreciation of a life well-lived the family of Verna Gertrude (Sullivan) McDowell, wife of the late Ernie M. McDowell, announce her passing at Loch Lomond Villa on January 13, 2018. Born in Four Falls, NB on November 30, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Lillian (Hawkins) Sullivan.
Verna briefly served in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces as a Private in the QM Stores and later volunteered with fund raising for the Pennfield Fire Department. She liked gardening, was an avid bingo player, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed a 6 AM walk every morning until her health no longer permitted it.
Verna will be deeply missed by her children: Kenneth (Judith) McDowell, Gregory (Patricia) McDowell and Susan (Ben) Sharpe; grandchildren: Michael, Lindsay, Christopher, Jeffery, Kalita, Kyle, Kaitlyn and Krista; great grandson Aiden; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sisters: Irene Hartt, Ruth Barlow and Joan Sullivan; and brothers: Clayton, Gerald, Floyd, Robert and Lawrence.
Verna’s family would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents of the Loch Lomond Villa and Chateau de Champlain for all the love, care and friendship shown to Verna over the years. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) where friends and family are invited to share memories and celebrate Verna’s life on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. For those who wish, remembrances in memory of Verna may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of NB, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of NB.