Obituaries & Death Notices
Published:Mar 28, 2013
Event Date:Mar 23, 2013
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Almaguin News, Bracebridge Examiner, Gravenhurst Banner , Huntsville Forester , Muskoka Weekender, Muskokan, Parry Sound North Star
IBBITSON, VERNA VIOLET Peacefully, at Arbour Heights in Kingston, with her husband Evan and daughter Barbara at her side, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Verna (nee Butson), in her 99th year, beloved wife of 75 years to Evan Daniel Ibbitson. Loving mother of Dale Ibbitson (Brenda) of Massey, Faye Ibbitson (Brenda Moore) of Kingston, Barbara Ibbitson (the late John Wright) of Innisfil and Allan Ibbitson (Sue Sundaram) of Toronto. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kelly Turner (Ted Wong), Darrell Ibbitson (Robyn Martilla), Lisa Boychuk (Carl Boivin), Trevor Swift (Meredith), Brent Bannerman (Nicole), Dana Parsons (Craig), Douglas, Stephanie, Maya and Evan Ibbitson, and by great grandchildren Alyson, Adam, Aaron, Selia, Tristan, Sophie, Luc, Daniel and Jessie. Also remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends Verna made and treasured over the years. Predeceased by her sisters Gladys, Muriel, Olive, Nellie and Alma and brothers Milford and Raymond. Rested at the James Reid Funeral Home , 1900 John Counter Boulevard. The family received friends on Wednesday, March 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as well as one hour prior to the service. A funeral service to celebrate Verna's life was held in the James Reid Chapel on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed with a private family graveside service at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or U.H.K.F. (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), in Verna's memory.
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