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Veronica Janice Oliver (nee Smith)

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On February 25, 2015 @ 11:49 am In Obituaries,Orangeville Area | 15 Comments


Peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Veronica Oliver, at the age of 64 years.  Loving daughter of the late Donald and Enid Smith of  Paignton, England.  Cherished mother of Cathy (Paul), Debbie (Will) and David (Holli).  Dear grandmother of Jack, Maddy, Isabel, and Courtney.  Also survived by her sister Denise (Keith), brother Nigel (Mary), many nieces, nephews and a loving community of friends.  The family would like to thank Kris M., R.N. at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, Dr. Boyd of Wasaga Beach and Lisa, R.N. from St. Elizabeth’s for their dedication, kindness and support over the past year.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Sunday, March 1 from 1 o’clock until time of a celebration of Vernonica’s life at 2 o’clock, followed by a reception.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle, 240 Erie Street, Collingwood L9Y 0X8 (www.hospicegeorgiantriangle.com).  Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Veronica Janice Oliver (nee Smith)”

Condolence from Genco Teammates on February 25th, 2015 1:19 pm

With the greatest of respect –

Feel no guilt in laughter, she’d know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that she is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; she would not want you to.
She’d hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,
That brings her back as clearly as though she were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that she is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And she will live forever locked safely within your heart.

Condolence from Pete Renshaw on February 25th, 2015 2:08 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Veronica at the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce for many years. She was a great person and her support and involvement with the Chamber, it’s members and her community was outstanding. My sympathies go out to her family.

Condolence from Carol Crowther on February 25th, 2015 6:17 pm

Dear Cathy, Debbie, David and families,
It is so sad that you have lost your Mum and Grandma, she loved you all dearly.
We met years ago at Aquafit and soon became friends, more recently until last year, we had Tuesday morning Lattes together where we would put the world to rights or just enjoy a good laugh. I am going to miss her.
Sincere sympathies, my thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.
Carol & Keith Crowther and family.

Condolence from Gillian on February 25th, 2015 7:40 pm

I so sad to hear of Veronica’s passing. i had the pleasure and honour of knowing her the last few years ,we had many great conversations and laughs in and out of my chair, she was truly one of my most favourite people and she will be missed by many! i will always think of with a smile. my sympathies and thoughts are with you in this sad time.

Condolence from Kerry Wright on February 25th, 2015 8:51 pm

I would like to extend deepest sympathy and my most heart-felt condolences to Veronica’s family, friends and all those who loved, and were privileged to know her. I can’t begin to tell you how sad and greatly affected I am, in learning of her passing yesterday. I adore her as such a good soul and a wonderful JBJ colleague, with whom I, (and everyone else for that matter), hold in the highest regard. I have since moved to Ottawa yet I fondly recall Veronica’s devotion, trustworthiness, her spirit of generosity, genuineness, humour, and, of course, her calming, composed disposition. She had everybody’s back. She truly pays homage to Maya Angelou’s quote: “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Veronica is within my heart always. It is reassuring to know that she was surrounded by the love of her family as she had wished. At such an unimaginably difficult time, I hope you may take comfort in knowing that Veronica was so dearly loved and admired. While no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, please know that you and your family are close in thought.
With love, Kerry Wright

Condolence from Judy and Howard Hodsdon on February 25th, 2015 11:28 pm

to Veronica’s family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Selfishly I wish I could have had one more lunch with my good friend and colleague, Vron.

To Vron, I hope you can hear me up there when I yell, “Help, Vron, my computer’s stuck. Love you to pieces!!


Condolence from RaDeana Montgomery on February 26th, 2015 2:14 pm

To Veronica’s family which I know she cherished dearly. I am so sorry for your loss. Veronica was an amazing woman. She was always looking out for me, and giving me great words of wisdom. Veronica, was the kind of person who wasn’t afraid to speak out for those that couldn’t and you always knew where you stood with her. During the time I worked with Veronica, she was a huge asset to our office, so organized and detailed it made the transition we experienced so much easier. Her passion and dedication to her community were enormous. She truly had an amazing spirit and will be missed. Prayers to her family.

Condolence from Howard and debbie on February 26th, 2015 7:01 pm

A lifetime of memories from our childhoods.
Memories live on as you will in our hearts.
With love from your cousin Howard and family.

Condolence from Sean Tuohy on February 27th, 2015 6:58 am

Vron was my Auntie and so I was lucky enough to have known her for as far back as I can remember. She was the most caring and positive person I think I’ve ever met. Always so much fun to be around and encouraging and full of love for her family. I can’t believe she’s gone. I’ve felt such a sense of loss since being told that she’d passed away. My thoughts and those of my family in the UK are with Cathy/Debbie and David and their families. Bless you Veronica. Will always love you and never ever forget you xx

Condolence from Karen Webster on February 27th, 2015 3:47 pm

Veronica was an amazing woman. I had the pleasure of working with her on the board of directors for the Chamber. She had so much to offer, was a hard worker and was always so caring. She was someone that came into my life and will remain in my memories forever. To a very special lady, Rest in peace. My prayers go out to her family.

Condolence from Sylvia Lauterbach on February 27th, 2015 3:49 pm

I was saddened to hear of Veronica’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Veronica at Georgian College. She was a delight to work with, always friendly and easy going. My sincere condolences go out to her family.

Condolence from Jill Wasylnchuk on February 28th, 2015 10:49 am

Veronica was a precious and valued friend whom I will miss. She was a delight to share a cup of tea with and I treasure my memories of her wit and laughter. She was reliable, gifted, loving, and joy-filled. I wish her much deserved peace as her legacy is enjoyed by family, friends, coworkers, and neighbours both at home and abroad. I will remember her always and rejoice at the love she shared with so many. It was a privilege Vron.

Condolence from Krys Wasylnchuk on March 1st, 2015 10:39 am

Vron was our “go to girl!” Whether it was running ideas by her, figuring out a problem or just having a good old gab-session … she was a constant. I am truly saddened at hearing of her passing and send my heart-felt condolences to her family and loved ones. She was “one-of-a-kind” and I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to know her. Love ya V! xo

Condolence from Debbie Kesheshian on March 7th, 2015 8:08 pm

On behalf of the Hospice Georgian Triangle family please accept our deepest sympathies on this great loss.

Please take comfort in knowing you are helping others in Veronica`s memory.

Condolence from Robert Murray on April 13th, 2020 2:58 pm

Dear Cathy, Debbie and David

I miss your mother.


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