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Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date

Obituary of Verna Lillian Davies

DAVIES - Verna Lillian (nee Plater) passed away peacefully in her sleep at Northland Pointe retirement home in Port Colborne, on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Verna is survived by her beloved husband Dennis, children Ian, Eric and Susan-Ann (Gunther Butzke), and grandchildren Coel, Ry and Élan Davies. Throughout her long life, Verna was an extremely outgoing, ever-friendly and compassionate spirit who always took time to brighten the day of anyone she would meet. She held careers in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a dedicated Teacher’s Aide at two Hamilton schools and six years as a pre-natal physician’s assistant in Saudi Arabia in the 1980’s. Since settling on Abbey Farm, Wainfleet in 1974 and later Port Colborne, Verna became a well known and much loved member of the community. She was an avid gardener, artist, poet, photographer and traveller and a regular contributor of human interest stories for the Port Colborne Leader and Welland Tribune. Verna’s beautiful free-spirit and bountiful laughter will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of funeral services there will be a celebration of Verna’s life to be announced at a future date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne.  Online condolences and guest register available at


The Journey

By Verna Plater-Davies

The sound of a different drummer

called your mother away at last.

To reside in a place free of care and stress,

and where she’s now at rest.

Free of her burdened body now,

she was lifted on wings so soft.

They bore her to her place of rest

and held her safe aloft.


She’s only a breath away from you,

though her form cannot be seen.

She’s everything she ever was,

and what she might have been.

The many burdens gathered through

her long life now have gone.

They’re left behind, she’s free of them.

God took her safely home.

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