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Gillian Vernon

Gillian Vernon

Monday, June 3, 2019

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Obituary for Gillian Clarice Vernon (Newbrook)

Vernon, Gillian Clarice – Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Gillian, at the age of 71, is the beloved wife of John in their 50th year of marriage. Loving mother of Richard (Stephanie) and Lisa (Nick). Cherished Nana of Caleb, Kaitlin and Amelia, and Grand Dog Wicket. Dear sister of Tony Newbrook and sister-in-law of Margaret Lane (William) and Rosemary Humphreys (George). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gillian was born in England and moved to Canada with her husband and young children in 1981. Gillian and her family lived in Montreal, Port Elgin and Pontypool before residing by the lake on O’Reilly Lane. Gillian retired from Algoma Orchards as the Office Manager in 2010 after 25 years of dedication. After her retirement, Gillian was a dedicated volunteer with the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in the roles of Financial Director and Director of Fundraising. Gillian and John also spent the cooler months enjoying the warm Florida sun. Gillian was an avid knitter who donated items to the Cancer Department at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa. She enjoyed spending time with her family playing games and fussing over her grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will take place at Celebrations, 35 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay on Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00p.m. and a reception will follow. If desired, a memorial donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital – Auxiliary Department would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at www.mackeys.ca or brought to the Celebration of Life.

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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Celebrations
    35 Lindsay Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Saturday, August 3, 2019
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Reverend Denise Boyd

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Dan and Ann Wilton has honored the life of Gillian Clarice Vernon (Newbrook) by planting a memorial tree.
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Dan and Ann Wilton

In memory of Gillian Clarice Vernon, a lovely,pleasant and caring lady we had the pleasure to know. May you rest in peace.
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Comment | Posted at 08:23pm via Memorial Tree
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Arlene Wood

Our sincere condolences John, Lisa, and Richard. Gill was a lovely soul; her kindness and sincerity was immediately felt by anyone who was lucky enough to know her. We have fond memories of your time on Corbett Drive as neighbours to mom and dad. You are in our thoughts, Rod and Arlene Wood
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Bev Hogan

My condolence to all the Vernon family. I always enjoyed talking to Gillian about her children & grandchildren when she lived in Pontypool & at school programs where Gillian participated with her grandchildren. May sweet memories lift your hearts again in time.
Bev Hogan
Comment | Posted at 09:49pm via Condolence
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Darren Bailey

Lisa and family. My sincerest condolences. I remember your mom from the days you watched Claire and she was a lovely lady.
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Maureen Thompson

Please accept our deepest condolences on your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maureen and Patrick
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