May 29, 1939 – January 2, 2020
It is with sadness the family announces the unexpected passing of Verna Dwyer at the North Island Hospital – Comox Valley on January 2, 2020 at the age of 80.
Verna was predeceased by her brothers Andrew (Andy) Dwyer, John (Curley) Dwyer and Fr. Lloyd Dwyer and sister Helen Chouinard. Verna was the beloved mother of Tim (Gloria) Akerley of Fort McMurray and Catherine (Brian) Akerley of Comox. She is survived by granddaughters Stephanie (Aaron) Brown and Ashley (Alex) Garcia and will be deeply missed by grandsons Matthew and Joel Black. Verna is also survived by one brother Kevin (Lois) Dwyer of Whitby, ON and one sister Ann (Bill) Nobes of White Rock, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born May 29, 1939 in New Glasgow, NS to the late John and Catherine (Murphy) Dwyer, Verna lived half of her life in Fredericton, NB devoting her time to bringing up her children. When they were older, she went to Atlantic Business College and trained to be a Typist- Accountant. She worked at various financial institutions in Fredericton and also for Sears Canada in Customer Service. She moved to BC to be near her children and grandchildren and spent the last twenty-five years of her life being a grandmother.
A service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Sunday, January 5 and she will be interned at Resurrection Community Cemetery in Sydney, NS next to her beloved brother, Fr. Lloyd Dwyer.
To Those I love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my Love, you can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I travelled on alone.
So grieve a while if grieve you must;
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear,
All of my love around you soft and clear,
And then, when you must come this way alone.
I’ll greet you with a smile, and say, “Welcome Home”.
Comox Valley Funeral Home