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Verna Blanche Banks


Verna Blanche Banks Verna Blanche Banks

The death occurred on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, with family at her side, of Verna Blanche Banks, of Wolfville, NS, formerly of Alberton, PEI, age 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Banks, who predeceased her on October 20, 2015. Born on September 23, 1930, in Alberton, daughter of the late Vernon and Blanche (Miller) England of Alberton, PEI.

Dearly beloved mother of Shelley (Greg) Mierle, Bracebridge, ON; Paul (Carrie), Brooklyn, NY; Shannon (Joseph) Kilyanek, Wyses Corner, NS; Kenneth (Donna), Calgary, AB; Jeffrey (Marion), Wolfville, NS; and Cordell (Sherry), St. Albert, AB. Dear grandmother to Keir and Tegan Mierle; Jamie Banks; Sarah and Cale Kilyanek; Conlan (Jenna), Jared (Isabelle) and Samantha Banks; Alexis Banks; and Michael (Brittany) and Brian (Laryssa) Banks. Also great-grandmother to Aiden, Grayson, Adelynn, Madeline, Elise, McKenzie, Macauley, Marlow, Asher and Ryan.

Verna is also survived by her sister, Beverly (Gary) Rochford of Alberton, niece, Heidi Rochford-Reid, nephew, Ronald England, and great-niece and nephews, Megan Rochford-Reid, Dylon Reid, and Cooper Mitton, and sister-in-law, Freda Banks, Charlottetown. 

Predeceased by her brother, Ronald England, sister-in-law, Bernie England, nephew, Kent England, niece, Christy Rochford, sister and brothers-in-law, Robert, Ruby Smith, Sterling, Stewart, Cody, Byron, and Earle Banks, and Irving Smith, and by sisters-in-law, Marilyn Banks, Pearl Banks, Anna Banks, Betty Maloney and Ruby Smith.

Resting at Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton, for private visitation for family and invited guests on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral on Sunday afternoon from the E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel, Alberton, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Ann Bush officiating. Interment to follow in the Freeland Presbyterian Cemetery.  

As an expression of sympathy, memorials to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alberton, Freeland Presbyterian Church, Freeland, or the Western Hospital, Alberton, would be gratefully appreciated.


The funeral will be live-streamed on the Rooney Funeral Home Facebook page on Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m.
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Service Date
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel

Prtivate visitation Saturday, April 24, 2021
Visitation Time
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel, Alberton, PEI

Burial Date
Following the funeral service
Burial Location
Freeland Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Freeland Presbyterian Church or Western Hospital