Our dear Verona has been called home to glory. Verona, our spirited and compassionate matriarch, died peacefully in her sleep on the evening of January 14th 2021 surrounded by family both in person and virtually, she was 93 years of age. Verona leaves behind her loving children Joan Forde and Gregory Jones. She is predeceased by her son John Forde and husband Rupert Jones.
Verona has a full and vibrant family, each of whom will miss her dearly but remember her fondly. Born in the beautiful island of Barbados, she worked tirelessly to provide the best for her children and grandchildren. She brought her determination and work ethic with her when she emigrated to Canada in the mid 1970s. She strongly believed that with education one could reach the clouds, and encouraged and supported her children and grandchildren to that end. Anyone who knew Verona also knew she would not tolerate you not giving your best. She was quick to pull you up and forced you to live your best life.
She had a very strong love of God and shared that love among her family, friends and extended her hand to strangers. She was a member of the Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years where she served as not only a member but was mentor to many young women. The family would like to thank the staff of Woodhall Park Care Community. We extend thank you to all our wonderful family and friends who shared stories and their memories, messages of love and condolences, cards and gifts.
Verona will be laid to rest on Friday January 22, 2021. The service will be held at the Pine Hill Funeral Centre, and we are blessed to have Pastor Errol Lawrence presiding over the service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only close family are permitted to attend in person. We welcome you to join us via the live stream beginning at 1:20 p.m. and sign the guest book.
Info: Family and friends who are unable to attend due to the Covid 19 restrictions can virtually attend the funeral from the live stream which will begin on Fri. Jan 22 at 1:20 p.m. The link will appear when the livestream begins on the web page for Mrs. Jones.