At the end of a good, long life, Doris (Bugden) Verge passed away peacefully at Corner Brook Long-Term Care on November 27, 2021, in her 100th year.
She was born May 9, 1922, in Petley, Random Island, the youngest child of James and Grace (Burridge) Bugden. She was predeceased by her husband of over 70 years, Isaac Verge, in 2011 and her daughter, Daphne Lush, in 2017, as well as her parents, her parents-in-law, Leander and Amy Verge, her sisters, Ethel, Stella and Mabel, her brothers-in-law, Fred Leonard, Donald Martin, Gordon Wiseman, William Penney, John Verge, and Chesley Verge, her sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Penney and Vivian Verge, and her sons-in-law, Gerald Lush and Lothar O’Guntke.
She will be greatly missed by her son Robert, daughter-in-law RoxAnne Findlay, granddaughter Heidi O’Guntke, grandson Karl O’Guntke, his wife, Angela, and their son Kyle, and her sister-in-law, Julia Verge, as well as many nieces, nephews, and a still-large circle of friends.
When she was thirteen, Doris’s mother died and it had a big impact on her. But after marrying Isaac, the love of her life, and they moved to Corner Brook, they worked hard together and built a wonderful life for themselves and their family, with lots of friends and good times.
Her main focus was her family and she delighted in having a crowd for meals, Christmas, birthdays, and any other excuse for a gathering. She was a good cook and no one ever left hungry.
She and Isaac traveled and enjoyed time in their RV and at Sandy Lake, playing cards, fishing, and picking berries. She was a Brownie leader and enjoyed the friendship and activities of the United Church Women, who awarded her a life membership.
Friends may visit Fillatre’s Funeral Home on St. Mark’s Avenue on November 30, between 10 am and 12 noon.
A celebration of her life will take place on November 30 at 2 pm at First United Church, Rev. John van Vliet officiating..
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.