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Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

895 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON

OBITUARY

Valerie "Vera" Garrod

December 3, 1924January 12, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Tecumseh at the age of 95. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Wesley, daughter Jo-Anne and 13 siblings. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 895 Ouellette Avenue (519-254-3223) on Thursday January 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering “Vera” by visiting her memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Services Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Piper Coleman

January 16, 2020

Vera’s house before Christmas dinner. So many wonderful memories.

Piper Coleman

January 16, 2020

Vera’s beloved Royal Daltons. Our family would search for just the right one to gift her on Christmas and her birthdays. She had so many!

Piper Coleman

January 16, 2020

Vera, Rose and Annie on a road trip to Frankenmuth, Mi. They loved Zehnder’s and Bonners.

Piper Coleman

January 16, 2020

Vera and Annie on their favorite vacation. Hawaii 7/78

Joe Coleman

January 16, 2020

Trips to Aunt Vera’s house were always special back when us Coleman kids were growing up. We’d often pack the car with our mother driving, our grandmother, Vera’s best friend, in the passenger seat (emphatically shouting “I’M AN ALIEN!” every time we pulled up to the border patrol booth), and my siblings and I in the back seat. Shortly after arrival, we’d often have a tremendous lunch/early dinner Aunt Vera had prepared, as she was known for her incredible culinary gifts. From there, we’d often go shopping at various shops throughout Windsor, where she’d generously spoil us with whatever happened to catch our eye on the trip.

I remember specifically spending one weekend at Aunt Vera’s house with my grandma when I was 11 or 12. As always, she spoiled me upon arrival with really cool Alien and Transformer action figures that I had a blast playing with near her garden in the backyard. I really enjoyed that weekend with just my wonderful aunt and grandma.

Perhaps what I’ll remember most about Aunt Vera was her unique and joyful chuckle. That specific sound byte will always be lovingly missed and fondly remembered whenever I think of her. Without a doubt, Aunt Vera was a fun and loving presence in our lives and will be deeply missed.

Megan Stuart

January 15, 2020

Aunt Vera was a very strong presence in the Coleman family’s life. She made so many holidays and birthdays memorable. She was my grandma, Annie Macpherson’s, sister and best friend. I will always remember Red Lobster or Sveden House trips when I was younger after a dance recital/performance, graduation, birthday, or just because, and our weekly visits when I was in college. I always looked forward to coming home when I was working out of state to accompany my mom, who was her caregiver at the time, to perform their weekly ritual of Red Lobster lunch, pie and tea at Aunt Vera’s, soap operas, and “the judges.” My favorite childhood memory with Aunt Vera is when she, my grandma, and I had a girls’ weekend. We stayed at Aunt Vera’s, went shopping, out to eat, they painted my nails, and we visited a festival on the riverfront where we rode the children’s dragon rollercoaster. I’ll never forget the sound of her laugh. As for my favorite adulthood memory there’s too many to choose from. I’m so glad she was able to meet my son. I only wish she could’ve met the twins. You are greatly missed by the Coleman/Macpherson family. May God rest your soul.

Frank Coleman

January 15, 2020

One of my fondest memories was going to aunt vera’s When I was very young. She had this coffe table that had a cabinet on the bottom and she would tell me to go in it. There was always a treat for me in the cabinet.

Heather Cameron

January 14, 2020

One of my fondest memories was going to Aunt Vera’s work. We always got candy bars. My favorite was Coffee Crisp.

Aunt Vera was loved and appreciated by many she worked with. She was a hard worker and took pride in the meals prepared for the students.

Heather Cameron

January 14, 2020

Aunt Vera with her sisters Rose and Violet. Time with family was always important.

Heather Cameron

January 14, 2020

Aunt Vera at her nephew, Colin’s wedding. She always made an effort to be there for us.

FROM THE FAMILY