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Verna Clare Edie

Verna Clare Edie

Female 1933 - 2012  (79 years)

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  • Name Verna Clare Edie 
    Born 23 Feb 1933  RM Springfield, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Sep 2012  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakville Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4351  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2015 

    Family 1 Alan Bailey,   d. 2002 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles William Brydon,   b. 13 May 1930, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2015, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F1493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1933 - RM Springfield, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 2012 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakville Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Verna Bailey
    Verna Bailey
    Wife of Charles William Brydon

  • Notes 

      VERNA BAILEY (nee EDIE) Peacefully with family by her side, Verna Bailey passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Portage District General Hospital at the age of 79 years. She was predeceased by her husband Allan in 2002, parents Bruce and Florence Edie, brother Arnold and his wife Helen; brother Norman and his wife Lois, nephew Bruce Edie and niece Grace Edie. Verna is survived by her son Douglas (Maria) Bailey of Winnipeg; daughter Ardelle (Stan) Ritchie of Lethbridge AB and grandchildren Philip (Sally) Ritchie, Brian (Kayla) Ritchie, Diana and Matthew Bailey; siblings Lois (Lyall) Allison of Roland, Glen (Eunice) Edie of Dugald and Ken (Susan) Edie of Dugald along with many nieces and nephews. Verna is also survived by partner Willie Brydon and his daughter Donna (Jim) McKenzie and their family. Verna was born in the Dugald, MB area in 1933 and grew up on the family farm. She attended one-room public schools in the Oak Hammock and Cornwall districts, took High School in Dugald and completed her education at United College in Winnipeg, MB. Following this, she taught High School on permit in Vita, MB for one year before proceeding into nurse training in 1951 at the Winnipeg General Hospital. She graduated in 1954, winning the two top scholarship awards for her class. Following graduation, Verna worked in the operating room at the Winnipeg General Hospital for one year, then took a year of Nursing Teaching and Supervision at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. On completion of these studies, she worked in the OR at the University Hospital as Assistant Head Nurse, and also at the North Battleford Hospital as Head O.R. Nurse. In 1958 she returned to Manitoba and worked at the Winnipeg General. At this time, she met and married Allan Bailey from Oakville, MB, moving to Oakville where they resided from 1959 1999. During these years Verna worked as a Supervisior at the Portage Hospital until her retirement in December 1997. Nursing was a big part of Verna's identity, as she felt a deep loyalty to her work, and great respect and admiration for the nursing and medical staff for making the Portage and District General Hospital a special place. Verna was regarded as a caring and highly competent nurse who was relied on in stressful situations. Verna's favourite pastime was curling. She held many positions with the Oakville Club and was awarded a Life Time Membership Award in 1996. She also curled with the Portage la Reine Ladies Club for many years, and continued to curl with the Burnside league in later years. Verna also enjoyed swimming, and helped with organizing the Red Cross Swimming Programmes at Norquay Beach for several years. Summer camping was also enjoyed, spending time at Bambi Gardens and later Miller's Campground, and other spots in Manitoba. Allan and Verna also traveled to Arizona with their fifth-wheel for many winter vacations. In 1999 a move was made to Portage la Prairie to the newly built Dalton Grove Estates. Here she quickly became involved with bridge groups, and also golfed several years at the Portage Golf Club and later with the Southport Ladies League. At Dalton, Verna served as Chairman of the Tenants Association for many years, and helped organize activities there. Verna enjoyed her new friends at Dalton, attending many Glesby concerts, and many other special events with them. She also did some traveling to Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Cuba and the United States with friends and family. Later Verna enjoyed traveling with Willie to curling events, including several many Brier and World Champion events and also to family occasions in California and Ottawa. The family would like to thank the palliative care volunteers, friends and family who spent many hours keeping her company. We also thank the wonderful home care workers and the amazing staff at the Portage District General Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Trinity United Church at 11:00 a.m., with viewing prior to the service, led by Rev. Beth Kerr. Interment will take place in the Oakville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Verna's memory to Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, 15 Tupper Street S., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1W7 or to Oakville District Community Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1153, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3J9 or Sunset Palliative Care, Box 92, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3B2. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021 A message can be left in the on-line guest book at
      As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 04, 2012