In Memory of




Obituary for Verna Patricia Gosselin

GOSSELIN, Verna - Born Mar.14, 1929, - Passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor LTC on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at age 94 years. Second daughter of Valmore and Rita (nee Larkin) Gosselin, a younger sister for Dorothy. She was born in Ottawa where she grew up and worked for CBC. In the mid 1960s she moved to New York City, much enjoying her job in the city core at NBC and heading out to Jones Beach with lifelong friend Jacqueline Merrill. In the mid 80s Verna moved back to Canada settling in Cambridge to be near and share in the lives of her dear friends Mary (since age 13) and James Deroche, their children James (Leslie) & Michelle (Luis Branco), grandchildren Taylor, Brooke & Chelsea & great granddaughter Victoria. Predeceased by friends, Mary and James, Marg MacLean and Margot Heaton. A special thank you to all the PSW’s, nurses, doctors from Care Partners Peri Med, Grand River Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Hilltop Manor LTC and especially to Dr. Cekon and his assistant Christina. Per Verna’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A special note from Leanne; I’m thankful you welcomed me into your home, (that Ginger Ale hit the spot). I’m blessed to call you friend, (I will complete our book; I promise). I’m honored to call you my Grandma, your second family loves you dearly, always and forever. Our Memories will keep us smiling and laughing (Swiss Chalet and chocolate cheesecake) Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your beauty secrets. I will start my savings now to try and have beautiful hair like yours holding at 73 years old.
Verna was a proud member of Probus and enjoyed traveling in her younger years, playing Bridge, Turner Classic Movies, and chocolate to the end. She will be dearly missed by friends Jackie Merill, Leanne Jefferies and family, and Mary Frances Severy. In Memory of Verna, a donation to the Cambridge Humane Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.