Verna Mae June Smith, formerly known as Verna Mae June Myke, peacefully passed away in her 93rd year at the John Noble Home in Brantford on Sunday, July 30, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments. Verna was the beloved wife of the late Jack Smith, who passed away in 2010. She was also a loving mother to Lawrence Smith (2018), who was married to Doris from Nova Scotia, as well as Darlene Dewhirst (Michael) from Walsh and Debra Hiltz (Steve) from Princeton. Verna will forever be cherished as a grandmother and great-grandmother to George (Val), and their children Kole and Emma; Trevor; and Erin, together with their children Hailey and Tyler. She will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Verna was preceded in death by her siblings Ora McCombs, Isabelle Louks, Rose Myke, Walter, Michael, Lawrence, Gene, and Charles Myke.
To share memories of Verna and offer condolences to her family, friends are invited to attend a visitation at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, located at 689 Norfolk St. North in Simcoe, on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ron Mullin will officiate the service. The interment of Verna’s ashes will be conducted privately at a later date. In memory of Verna, those who desire to make a contribution are kindly asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand-Norfolk or Purrfect Companions Animal Rescue.
For those who would like to express personal condolences or find more information, please visit the website http://www.smithfuneralchapel.com or contact (519) 426-0199.