MAILES, Mrs. Verna (nee Pich), of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at her late residence on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for 67 years to the late Edward C. Mailes (2007).  Dearly loved mother of Garnet Mailes and his wife Gloria of Fraser Lake, BC, Irene Steigenga of Picton, Shirley Thomas of St. Thomas, and Georgina Mailes and her partner Tom Peterbaugh of Mount Albert.  Also fondly remembered by 2 sisters and a brother in the Canadian West, as well as 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Born in the Municipality of Lawrence, Manitoba, January 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (nee Herney) Pich.  Verna assisted her husband in farming for many years.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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