CANTIN: Velma Anne (Weeres) of St. Joseph, formerly of Royal Oak Michigan

April 20, 1920   –   January 7, 2018

Peacefully in her 98th year, Velma passed away after a long, full life surrounded by family.  Born in Malta, Montana, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she met the love of her life Napoleon.  They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan where they raised their family, and eventually enjoyed a wonderful retirement in St. Joseph, Ontario. They loved to entertain family and friends at their home on Lake Huron.  She loved visiting, regaling stories of days gone by, and cards of course.  Her smile was infectious, and her words always spoken so softly and sincere as they were sure to warm the heart.

Velma is survived by her three sons, Richard and Judy, Michael and Laura, and Robert, her grandchildren David, James (Mandy), Nicole (Greg), Steven (Christine), Renee, Suzann, Sydney and Mitchell, her great-grandchildren Hannah, Rebecca, Kelsey, Jack, Ashley and Chad, and her brother Harold (Del) Weeres. She joins her husband Napoleon, her sister Grace, her brothers Mervin and Merle, her daughter-in-law Joann and her great-grandson Michael in eternal rest.

Velma touched the lives of so many people over the years.  Her involvement in preserving the history of St. Joseph was unwavering.  She held a strong devotion to Saint Andre’ and was deeply rooted in her faith.   It would be difficult to find anyone in St. Joseph today who doesn’t hold a fond memory of this wonderful, caring and classy woman.

Velma was a warm inspiration to so many people, both family and friends.  We will continue to cherish these memories and count ourselves lucky to have known and loved her.  May she rest in peace knowing the profound and positive influence she had on so many lives.

JMJ, St. Andre’, pray for us

Friends may call at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph), on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass which will be held at 11 AM. Father Matthew George, presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to St Andre’s Garden Project through St. Peter’s Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through

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