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Pizzolato VernaPIZZOLATO, Verna Elizabeth

July 25, 1927 - March 28, 2024


On March 28, 2024 our family lost a very special, caring, and loving Mom, Nana, Great Nana and Great-Great Nana.


Verna Elizabeth Pizzolato (nee Bruce) has left to be with the love of her life, Leo, to spend the rest of eternity together.


Verna was the fifth of six children and the second daughter of William and Lillian Bruce.

She was born on July 25 1927 and was raised with her brothers and sister in the family home on Archibald Street in Fort William, Thunder Bay Ontario.


The summer of 1945 became a special time for Verna as it was then when she met her forever mate Leo Pizzolato.


A five year courtship ended in their marriage on June 17, 1950. Together they raised five children, Allan, Bruce, Brenda, Karen and Norman. Mom was a dedicated mother to all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


It seemed it was her passion to be around the little ones. Dad’s work often took him out of town for weeks at a time but mom held the home together while she kept care of the five children. A task she managed quite well. Mom was an accomplished seamstress, knitter and crocheter.


A great multitasker, she was often called upon by friends to make dresses or clothes for special occasions. She was always making or knitting something for one of the grandkids.


Predeceased by her parents William and Lillian, loving husband Leo (2001), brothers William, Gordon, Allan and Archie and sister Jean. Verna will be sadly missed but always in our hearts by her children, Allan (Jane), Bruce (Ruth), Brenda Nicholson (Al), Karen Grey (Roy Cory), Norman (Michele), her Grandchildren Lisa, Ryan, Michael, Philip, Lynne, Carrie, Jennifer, Lindsey, Daniel, Jason, Kristy, Kevin, Kaitlin and Jay, as well as many Great and Great Great Grandchildren too many to mention.


The family will receive friends at the  W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL ,110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410) on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 11 AM to 12 PM with Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel immediately beginning at 12pm.


Interment at  GROVESIDE CEMETERY in Brooklin.


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Nursing Staff and Dr. Vieira on the F Wing fourth floor of Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their care and compassion and helping to make mom comfortable in her last days.


In lieu of flowers please make your donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.