Vera Coles

Vera Dorothy Coles (Jones)

Saturday, May 10th, 1924 - Friday, December 27th, 2019
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In Loving Memory of Vera Coles (nee Jones)
Passed away peacefully at Hyland Crest Senior Citizens Home, Minden on December 27, 2019, at the age of 95.

Loving wife of Alan Coles (deceased). Loving mother of Diane (Ivor) Thompson, Nan to Claire (Rhys) Jones and Erin (Kevin) Irving. Super Nanny to Olivia, Ava, Max and Myles. Best friend of Josie. Big sister to John (deceased) (Barbara) and Hilary (Graham). Auntie Vera to her nieces and nephews.

Vera was born in Hersham, Surrey, England and grew up in the towns of Weybridge and Thames Ditton. She served briefly in the WRNS during World War II. Vera married Alan in 1947 and moved to Bitteswell, Leicestershire to aid with the resettlement of refugees from the Baltic States. Vera had her daughter in 1952 and ran a shop from her home in the city of Leicester. The family came to Canada in 1957. Vera worked hard in new country, updated her skills and eventually became the office manager for the anaesthetists at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. She retired in 1982 and moved to Haliburton County. She loved her family, her house in the woods, her garden and many rescue pets. Many thanks to the kind people at Haliburton Hospital, Minden and Hyland Crest.

“Life laughed and moved on unsubdued,
I saw that old succumbed to young
T’was well. My too regretful mood
Died on my tongue”
Thomas Hardy

Vera’s family will have a private celebration of her life. Memorial Donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) or to Hyland Crest Residents Council would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.
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