Vera Williamina Purdy

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mrs. Vera Williamina Purdy on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance at 92 years of age. Daughter of the late Henry and Wilhelmina Coupland. Wife of James L. Purdy for over 75 years. Mother of James R. Purdy and Gregory Purdy (Silvia). Grandmother of Jim (Marcia), Richard (Tammy) and Blake. Great grandmother of Melissa (Ryan), Jessica (Eric), Ethan, Dylan, Sierre and Kaleb. Great Great grandmother of Easton. Sister of the late Ethel Little (Dan). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Vera worked as manager of London Winery Shop for 20 years and the Bargain Barn for 17 years. For over 20 years Vera also volunteered at the CKHA information front desk where she assisted many. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider Animal Rescue. As per Vera’s instructions her family will be remembering her privately.

10 Comments on “Vera Williamina Purdy”

  1. dear Purdy family my deepest sympathy in the loss of an awesome lady l’ve known Vera for many years and she was always so friendly and l enjoyed having many conversations Sharon Chapple

  2. Condolences to Richard and family for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

    The Arneill Family

  3. To the Purdy family.

    I wanted to say I am very sorry to hear about Vera’s passing. I loved Vera always had a smile on her face. My fondest memories was when we took crochet classes together many years ago we had so much fun. RIP. Also want to pass on condolences from my parents John and Olive Olbey they have known Mr. and Mrs. Purdy for many years and have been saddened to hear of her passing. Pam Olbey

  4. To Jim and Family

    I am sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. She was an amazing Lady. She always had a hug and smile when we would meet . My Mom Helen Watson worked with Vera at the London Wine store. Pam Hill

  5. My condolences to the Purdy Family! Vera was an outstanding women and will never forget how she made everyone feel so welcome at the Bargain Barn! Take care of yourselves gentlemen!

  6. Sorry to hear Jim of Vera’s Passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family.

  7. My sincere condolences to Vera’s family. I will always remember the happy and “interesting” times we spent working together on the Info Desk at the hospital. Vera was such a warm and caring person. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Jim, Jim, Greg and families

    I am very sorry to hear about your wife, mother and grandmother.
    I am thinking of all of you at this time.

    Judith Bellamy

  9. Dear Uncle Jim, Jim, Greg and Families

    We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Aunt Vera. Wish we were there to give and show you our love and support. Please know we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences.

    Love Darlene (Little) and Tom Curwen

  10. I am sorry to hear The passing of Mrs. Purdy. Jim ,Jim, Greg, Jim and Richard. A beautiful pleasant lady have known since about 1959 Her beautiful smile will be missed.

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