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Verna Orilla (nee McDowell) Jeffery


Verna Orilla (nee McDowell) Jeffery

The death occurred peacefully at her home, on her 78th birthday, on Sunday, September 16, 2018, of Verna Orilla (McDowell) Jeffery, of Alberton and formerly of Alma. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert C. Jeffery (who predeceased her on Sept. 19, 2017). Born at Knutsford on September 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Empress (nee MacNevin) McDowell.

Loving mother to Carter, Robert (Barbara), Randy (Christine), Late Kerras (Shirley), Diane (Glen) Wallace,  Kenneth (Jody) and Darlene (Rheal) Lacroix. Grandmother to Jennifer (Owen) Pitre, Mark, Cheryl (Christopher) Clements, Marcy (Devin) Ellis, Courtney (Travis), Corinda, Shaylyn Wallace, Colin Wallace, Stephen, Darcie, and Madeline (Keenen) Arsenault. Great-grandmother to Ciara and Emma Pitre, Charlie,  Connor and Cadie Clements. She is also survived by sisters, Millie (Russell) Brown of Hamilton, Ont., and Elsie (Late Allison) Smith of West Point, and by sisters-in-law Mabel (Late Bill) Barnett of Summerside, Noreen Jeffery of Alberton, and Gladys (Late Bill) Grant of Scarborough, Ont. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Wilbert, son Kerras and parents, she was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Gordon (Freda) Jeffery, Harold (Joey) Jeffery, Sterling Jeffery, Preston (Delores) Jeffery, and sister-in-law, Eileen (Late Ralph) Greene.

Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home & Chapel, Alberton, for visiting hours Tuesday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday morning from the E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel for funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Fran Boutilier, Rev. Cathy Pharo and Dorothy Miller officiating. Interment  in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery Alma. Family flowers only.

As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Western Hospital, Holy Trinity Anglican Church or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery Fund would be gratefully appreciated.
Service Date
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Service Time
11:00 a.m.
Service Location
E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
Visitation Time
5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Visitation Location
Rooney Funeral Home & Chapel

Burial Location
Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Alma, P.E.I.

Requested Charity
Western Hospital or Holy Trinity Anglican Church or Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery