April 12, 1935
October 1, 2023
LaVerne Morris, age 88, peacefully passed away in her sleep on October 1, 2023. Throughout her life, her beloved husband Art stood faithfully by her side, providing unconditional love and unwavering compassion. As she took her last breath, LaVerne was surrounded by her sons and their families, who were present to offer comfort and bid their final goodbyes.
LaVerne had an extraordinary zest for life, and her vibrant spirit left an indelible mark on all who knew her. Whether it was her daily bike ride to work at the Byron Royal Bank, the warm and inviting atmosphere she created in her kitchen, or the joyous moments spent baking cookies with her grandchildren, every snapshot of LaVerne captured her genuine love for life. From twirling gracefully across the dance floor with Art, to exploring the serene beauty of nature on canoe trips, or even savoring tranquil nights by the campfire, LaVerne embraced every precious moment. She found solace and joy in tending to her cherished garden, and her kitchen resounded with the melodies of poems recited and songs sung. Laughter filled the room during euchre nights with the Hills and their younger neighbors, while she reveled in the excitement of exploring far-flung destinations such as Turkey. Hosting elegant dinner parties and engaging in spirited debates with Art were also among her favorite pastimes. Above all, LaVerne will forever be remembered for her genuine kindness, warm and loving smile, quick wit, and infectious laughter.
LaVerne was born on April 12, 1935, and she spent her formative years in Wheatley, Ontario before relocating to London in 1959, three years after marrying Art. While Art pursued his teaching degree, LaVerne worked diligently at the Royal Bank. A few years later, they purchased a home in the picturesque village of Byron, where they built a lifetime of memories together.
LaVerne and Art were blessed with two children. Stu, married to Christine, became the proud parents of their sons Alex and Iain. Andy, on the other hand, wed Sara, and together they were blessed with their sons Charlie and Will. Additionally, Taylor and Matt are Andy’s two children from a previous relationship. The unwavering support of their neighbors, Erv and Linda, who have been by their side since the 1980s, is a source of immeasurable gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to McCormick Home Dementia Services or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Their support will honor LaVerne’s memory and contribute to the causes that held a special place in her heart.