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Verna June Lemieux (nee Poulin)


Verna Lemieux

Verna June Lemieux (nee Poulin), aged 85, passed away peacefully on May 04, 2022 at TBRHSC with family by her side.

Verna was born into a very large family on June 23, 1936 and is the last of her siblings. She married Owen Lemieux in 1957 and they had almost 49 years together. Verna enjoyed her family and friends, she was very creative, and always working on something. Whether it was sewing or painting, she had a way of making something from almost anything. Verna worked at Bethammi Nursing Home as a Health Care Aid for many years, and then went back to the PR Cook Apartments as a PSW when she was in her seventies.

She was many things in her life, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, grandma, and friend to many. She always made you feel welcome in her home, even when you just popped in. She always made time for those she loved. She so enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, they shared a very special bond.

Verna will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Laurinda (Troy) Galon, son Larry, grandsons Jacob (Linda) and Taylor Galon. She is also survived by sisters in law Cinderella Briand and Sarah Lemieux. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews too, also by many long time friends and co-workers.

Verna was predeceased by her husband Owen, parents Timothy and Laura, brothers Alex, Donald, Charles, Norman, Kenneth, Albert and her sisters, Audrey, Katherine, Evelyn, Vivian, Mae, Doris, Barbara, Adora, mother and father-in-law Phillip and Laura Lemieux, sisters in law Phyllis, Rena Nauss, brothers in law Sydney, and Harvey Nauss.

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Francis Pudicherry on Thursday May 19, 2022 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Loretto Church (290 Grenville Ave, Thunder Bay). Visitation will start an hour prior. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of Loretto Church elevator fund, or a charity of your choice.

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