Bryning VeraBRYNING, Vera Emma May (nee Russell)  - Passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by family on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Centre.

Beloved wife of the late Stan Bryning and mother to Cheryl Brown (late Ian), Bonnie Challice (Gary), Dianne Kennedy (Kaylor), Bill Frauts (Jeff) and James Bryning (Jenny).

Survived by her siblings Charles Russell (Gloria), Edie McCloskey (late Joe), Art Russell (Marlene) and Don Russell (Dale).

Proud Nana to Lori Cairns (Will), Kelly Ali (Moe), David McDougall (Christine), Brandy Cameron (David), Shannon Parker, Rory Kennedy (Janice), Matthew Kennedy (Rebecca), Michael Kennedy (Chantale), James Bryning (Stephanie), Brandon Bryning, Logan Bryning and Sierra Bryning.

Great Nana to Justin Cairns, Rayaz Ali, Adam Ali, Catherine Cairns, Dylan Cameron, Emma Cameron, Jayda Kennedy, Sameera Ali, Aaron Ali, London Colligan, Brycen Kennedy, Oakley Parker, Ashtyn Parker, Kaden Kennedy, and Crosby Kennedy. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the nursing staff of Lakeridge Health Centre 5G and 9G for their outstanding care and compassion.

A private family funeral was held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 followed by interment at Thornton Cemetery.

Donations in Vera’s name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with condolences, by visiting