Verna Mildred Riche

November 17, 1930 to October 24, 2016


Passed peacefully away on October 24th, 2016, Verna Mildred Lucy Riche, aged 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Robert (Boyd); parents Frank and Mabel Hutchings; sisters Reynette Tetford and Evelyn Woolridge; and brother Max Hutchings. Left with fond and loving memories sons Barry (Janet), Derek (Phyllis), and Blair (Wanda); 4 precious grandchildren Allison, Terrence, Nancy (Mickael) Saraiva – Caleiro, and Spencer; nieces, nephews, and a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of Admiral’s Coast Retirement Center, and Agnes Pratt Home. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The family will accept visitors on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m and 7 – 9 p.m, and Thursday, October 27th, 2016 from 10 – 12 noon. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 2 p.m at First United Church, with interment to follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in Verna’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on October 26, 2016

7-9 p.m. on October 26, 2016

10 - 12 noon on October 27, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday October 27th

First United Church

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Blair, Wanda and family,
Deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time. We wish you strength and peace as you grieve and negotiate this new chapter of your lives.

My condolences to Mrs. Riche’s family , she was a lovely lady to have known.

To The Family
We are very saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. I have many great memories of time spent with Verna when we were home in Nfld.
We are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kim, Rhonda and Roberta also send their love.

I have a lifetime of memories of my Aunt Verna, when I was 6 or 7, she came to live with us in Botwood, I considered her my older sister. When I was a student nurse, Commonwealth Ave. was my home away from home, as it also was for many of my close friends, Verna and Boyd fed all of us.
I will miss seeing her lovely smile whenever I visited her.
Blair, Barry,Derek and families, cherish your special memories as I will cherish mine.

Blair, Wanda and family; We were deeply saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing. Though we can’t be home to visit with you in person, know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. Cherish the many, many memories and hold them in your hearts.