Veronica Theresa Dryer

On Friday, May 21st, in her 84th year, Veronica peacefully transitioned into her eternal new home.

Veronica was loving mother to Paul Dryer and his wife June. She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Ian Harte Dryer. Remembered by sisters Kathleen Fitzgerald and Margaret (Robert) Craik and brothers Michael, Christopher (Edith), Jim (Brenda) and Daniel (Dawn) O’Brien. Step-Grandmother to Alex (Nicole) and great grandchildren Aidan and Sebastian.

Veronica was born in Hastings, England and courageously immigrated to Canada in 1957. She enjoyed a career in retail and hairstyling. Veronica loved to give back to community and volunteered for many years in Mississauga at the hospital and Catholic Women’s League, and in Waterloo with Out of the Cold and other community initiatives.

At Veronica’s request there will be no formal funeral visitation or service.

Veronica’s last years were spent in the dedicated care of many at Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll, Ontario. We are grateful for each nurse, PSW, program staff, volunteer and resident who together created a family environment for her. She was very personable and brought a smile to many in her community.

Your messages of remembrance and condolence are appreciated and may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca 

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  • Paul: I was saddened to read that your Mom, Veronica has passed away. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you always reflect fondly on the happy times and memories of your Mom. I will miss seeing Veronica’s friendly smile when I visit my Mom at Woodingford Lodge. Sincerely, Mary Dockx (daughter of Ruth Gibson)

    Mary Dockx
  • So grateful your family and mine were a part of each others lives for so many years … the talks. the laughs, the family celebrations and always your kind thoughtfulness. I know the last few years have been a struggle for you Veronica and in my heart I know you are at peace now. Another Angel to watch over us.

    Jean Dryer
  • So grateful your family and mine were a part of each others lives for many years … the talks, the laughs, the family celebrations and always your kind thoughtfulness. I know what a struggle these last few years have been for you and in my heart I know you are at peace now. Another Angel to watch over us.

    Jean Dryer
  • So grateful your family and mine were a part of each others lives for many years … the talks, the laughs, the family celebrations and always your kind thoughtfulness. I know what a struggle these last few years have been for you and in my heart I know you are at peace now. Another Angel to watch over us.

    Jean Dryer
  • Dear Paul, June and Family
    John and I would like to say how sorry we were to hear about your mother. She was a very lovely lady and we were glad to know her for all those years. We knew Ian years before, he was born in Edinburgh where I was born. Your Mum is wih him now. God Bless from ..The Boon Family.

    Jeanette Boon
  • I always remember Veronica being the older cousin and in awe of her skills at always looking so good. It was a brave move to Canada and one which proved to be such a success for her. She will be missed for her voluntary work in the community and her obvious care for others and of course, that distinctive smile!!! Love to Paul and June x

    Chris Gostling
  • As a small child I remember her cutting my hair in our kitchen when she just started hairdressing. I must have been 5 yrs old when I snuck into her bedroom to try on all her jewelry. Veronica really did put up with a lot being the elder sister of seven children! It was with her support we were able to come to Canada. She really was a great sister to look up to. Lots of love to you Paul and June during this sad time. May she Rest In Peace ❤️

    Kathy Fitzgerald
  • Veronica was a very loving and caring person she had a heart of gold she had done
    so much me when my husband was very sick i could never repay what she had done for me she is the most beautiful rose in GOD garden in heaven she will be surly miss with caring thoughts to PAUL&HIS FAMILY in the loss of his mother

    esther mackinnon
  • Veronica was a very loving and caring person she had a heart of gold she had done
    so much me when my husband was very sick i could never repay what she had done for me she is the most beautiful rose in GOD garden in heaven she will be surly miss with caring thoughts to PAUL&HIS FAMILY in the loss of his mother

    esther mackinnon
  • Veronica was a very loving and caring person she had a heart of gold she had done
    so much me when my husband was very sick i could never repay what she had done for me she is the most beautiful rose in GOD garden in heaven she will be surly miss with caring thoughts to PAUL&HIS FAMILY in the loss of his mother

    esther mackinnon
  • With grateful thanks, and with love and prayers to Paul and all the family.
    Veronica remembered indeed with great affection and with memories of very good times both in England and in Canada.
    Gerald

    Gerald Gostling
  • Beloved Veronica will be missed deeply by friends at the Guilds of st Joseph in St Aghata…

    I personally will miss the good times we shared.

    Deepest sympathy for family.

    Rawia Salman

    Rawia Salman
  • It is with great sadness we say good bye to Terri, we were not able to get together recently but all the happy memories we have of the past are many.
    God Bless.

    Margaret
  • Veronica inspired me to come to Canada Her kindness and suppt during the transition to our new lives in. Canada. I will always be thankful.
    Rest in Peace Veronica
    Our prayers are with you.
    Love Margaret and Robert Craik

    Margaret Craik
  • My big sister.I thought a lot of her especiallywhen I was young.both in ss peter and paul ilford.she taught me how to ride a bike.and jive she was a character for sure.she had guys chasing after her.I was popular with them because of her.sad didn’t see her for while
    RIP veronica.

    Michael obrien
  • My big sister.I thought a lot of her especiallywhen I was young.both in ss peter and paul ilford.she taught me how to ride a bike.and jive she was a character for sure.she had guys chasing after her.I was popular with them because of her.sad didn’t see her for while
    RIP veronica.

    Michael obrien
  • I was sorry to hear of Veronica’s death. I only knew her for a short while but got to spend some quality time with her. We had great conversations and she loved getting her hair done. She was always so adorable and loved to visit. I just loved her. I enjoyed my times with her. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We had many talks about God and different hymns She liked. I thought of her often and always wanted the best for her. May God carry the family through the next while as you say " till we meet again!" Big hugs to both Paul and June.

    Shelly Pullen
  • Terri was a gem. She always made you feel loved and valued when she was listening to you with genuine interest. She could take to anyone she met. Terri always showed her generosity to us and the kids. She will be greatly missed. All our love to Paul and June
    Jenny, Craig, Ryan and Katie

    Craig and Jenny Kermer
  • So very sorry for your loss Paul and June. I remember Aunt Terri was a kind, loving and generous person and we are very fortunate to have had her as part of our family. May she rest in peace.

    Gerrie Rietdyk-Rollins

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