In loving memory of
Vera Minnie Hagarty (nee Chalk)
12 August 1925-19 March 2015
Born and went to school in London England, Vera worked in a London shop, until, she joined the Army (A.T.S.), as a heavy truck driver. When discharged from the military, Vera was asked to go to Northern Labrador as a teacher, with the Moravian Mission. The schools that she taught at were; Nain, Makkovik, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. While back in England for a break from teaching in Labrador, Desmond came into her life, they were married at Upton Manor Moravian Church, in London, England, in October of 1959. In 1967 we emigrated, as a family, with our Son Michael, back to Labrador, where we welcomed the addition to our family, of our Daughter Teona. A few more years in Labrador, then in 1972, we moved to Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, and in 1996 moved out west, to the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island. Vera had a happy life, loved her family, sewing and knitting, for friends and family, were among her favorite hobbies! She will definitely be remembered for that, and also for her great sense of humour. Vera’s strong belief in her Christian faith, carried her through, to the end. Predeceased are, Vera’s parents, Ada and William Chalk, and her Brother Stanley George Chalk. Vera is survived and missed by her Husband Desmond, Son Michael and Grandson Sean, her Daughter Teona, and Granddaughter Megan. Also by her Brother Denis (Chuck) Chalk in California & his Family. Also by Sister-In-Law Barbara, in Kent, England, & her Family. The family wishes to thank, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2nd floor nursing staff, Dr.’s Braily, Ostrey, and Hammond.
A memorial for Vera, will be held at Piercy’s Funeral Home, in Courtenay at 1pm, on the 11th of April 2015.