It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and nana, surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 3, 2019, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ernest Fournier and the late Chester Kuryliw.  Dear mother of Linda Cureatz (Jack), Randy Fournier (Mersini), Marilyn Burnes (William), late Karen Dumoulin (Ron), Janice McLean (late Skip), Dan Fournier (Tammy).  Step-mother of Raymond Kuryliw (Ainslee), Linda Sillanpaa (Victor), Adrian Kuryliw (Jude) and Ken Kuryliw. Adored Grandmother of Lisa, David, Peter, Shauna, Stephanie, Christopher, Jeff, Marc, Daryl, Jarrett, Adam, Andrew, Danielle, Ryan, Laura, Nicholas, Monica, Anna and Katie. Devoted Great grandmother of 23. Verna was the daughter of the late Nelson and Louisa Lawrence, sister of the late Isla, Edyth, Olive, Elmer, Arnold, Clayton and Lois, and survived by her brother Orville Lawrence (Barbara) and sister-in-law Dorothy Lawrence. She will be missed her her many nieces and nephews.

Verna will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. She had a unique way of making everyone feel special and loved. Verna was a kind and fun-loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grand-mother and great-grandmother.  Her hands were rarely still whether it was cooking, baking, crafting, painting or gardening.  Verna was a dedicated mother first and foremost.  She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them.  She especially loved her role as Gram and Nana.  Verna was also an active and dearly loved member of the Riverside Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758) on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (742 Third Line East) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with Mr. Rick Sally officiating.

Memorial donations to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society or ARCH would be appreciated.

Special thanks to Dr. Wilson, the nurses and staff of Bayshore Home Health and the caregivers from Care Partners for their compassionate care of our Mom, Grandma, Nana, thus allowing her to remain at home until her peaceful passing.


Legacy of Love

A stronger person would be hard to find.
In your heart you were always kind.
You fought for us in one way or another.
We couldn’t ask for a better mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
 now the time has come to rest.
Go in peace you earned your sleep.
Your love in our hearts we will eternally keep.


  1. DEAR,Fournier and Kuryliw Familys Jim and I just want send our condolences to all off you.She was a very special Lady to us and we loved here dearly.We well miss her beautiful smile and her great conversion and her love she should to each and everyone she knew. WE well miss you Dear Verna.Rest in peace.

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