Verna Ewer


EWER, Verna Maud (nee Prior)…

In her 104th year, surrounded by her loving family, Verna passed away peacefully on January 19, 2023 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard Ewer (1980). She was the loving mother of Thomas (Diane) Ewer and Teresa "Terry" Snedden. Grandmother of Carrie (Lance), Tracy, Roger, Ryan, Krista and Adam. Great-grandmother "GG" of Sydney, MacKenna, Owen, Olivia, Riley and Jack.

Verna served in the Canadian Red Cross blood clinic during World War II and after settling in London, ON in 1944, was integral in developing Sunday School and United Church Women programs at Wesley-Knox United Church. She remained a very active and strong leader in the church community until she entered retirement and subsequently nursing homes in her nineties. Verna was an avid Blue Jays fan, loved to travel and vacation in Florida with husband and friends, but spent most of her life devoted to her family. She was a relentless supporter of her children's and grandchildren's sporting, educational and church activities. She also was famous for grandma's special cookies and home-made granola. She will be missed for her graceful and unassuming manner which always offered love, care and kindness to everyone she knew and met.

Verna and family extend appreciation to all palliative care staff who provided excellent care and loving support in her final days. A special thanks is also extended to Reverend Tom Beecroft from Pastoral Care who provided prayers and worship a few hours prior to Verna's passing.

Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 11 am - 12 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will follow at 12 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Union United Church Cemetery, Union. Sympathy and condolences may be expressed by donations to the Memorial Fund of Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, ON N6C 1E7 or a charity of choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at