It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Verna Mae Cantin on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Valmore (Val) Cantin. Step-mother of Melanie Leishman (Ron) and Ron Cantin (Connie). Grandmother of Michelle Barnard (Joe), Lisa Kranendonk (Sheldon), Alan Cantin (Amy) and Laura Stewart (Adam). Nana to Pearl and Nora Barnard, Lucy Kranendonk, Mila and Esmée Cantin and Graham and Olive Stewart. Verna was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1927, the youngest of 8 children to Herbert James and Annie Winterburn. Verna will be missed by her two surviving sisters Mildred Moore and Doreen Brown of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Verna was predeceased by five brothers Howard, Fred, Bob, Melvin and Clarence all of Saskatchewan. She was also predeceased by her first husband John Carr of Owen Sound. She will be remembered by her sister-in-law Muriel Cantin of Sault Ste. Marie.
Prior to her retirement in 1992, after 40 years employment with Edwards of Canada in Owen Sound, Verna moved to Sault Ste. Marie and married Val. Verna will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her sense of humour and great hugs. She loved Bingo and cards and was a regular at the Senior Drop-In Centre and Legion for many years.
A Celebration of Verna’s Life will be held at a future date.
Donations to the Sault Area Hospital Renal Dialysis Care Fund would be appreciated.
The family wishes to thank the staff and friends at Great Northern Retirement Home for their loving care and friendship over the past five years. We also wish to acknowledge the excellent care Verna received from the SAH Renal Unit and ICU.
Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road 705-945-7758).