VERNA ALMA HEISE

VERNA ALMA HEISE
(nee Moore)
August 29, 1926 – September 17, 2021
Our feisty, independent mom left us on Friday, September 17, 2021. Verna Moore was born on Manitoulin Island, on August 29, 1926 to parents Wallace Moore and Laura Baxter-Coulum (both predeceased). Predeceased by her brother Melvin Moore and sisters Leona Marshall and Stella Still. Verna married Boyne Heise on December 28, 1945. They were married for 55 years until Boyne’s death on July 19, 2000. Loving mother of Karen Heise, Lyn (Mike) Valiquette, Myron Heise (Deborah McConnell), Nolan Heise (predeceased December 6, 2009) (Valerie Gibson) and Rodger Heise (Molly Wilson). Beloved grandmother of Corry Lynn Bazley, Jennifer, Erin, Christopher, Jodie, Trevor, Emily, Elizabeth, Ellen and Evan. There are 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mom worked on aircraft for DeHavilland during WWII for many years. Verna also worked as a nurse’s aide at Manitoulin Health Centre for many years. She has held the positions of secretary and president for the Royal Canadian Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Verna was a creative cook, sewer and knitter. She learned to drive at age 50 and had prodigious energy. We will miss Mom very much. A private funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11am. The funeral is limited to immediate family. (Pandemic precautions unfortunately). Burial to follow the funeral at Cold Springs Cemetery (next door to the Moore farm, Mom’s family home). People are welcome to attend at the cemetery but please follow masking and social distancing rules. Donations can be made to the Manitoulin District Cenotaph Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 65, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0; the Centennial Manor, 70 Robinson St., Little Current, ON P0P 1K0 or Holy Trinity Anglican Church, P.O. Box 186, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0. Please share your thoughts, memories and photos at IslandFuneralHome.ca.