Verna Ruth (Drake) Barnett, age 93, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Spruce Lodge. Born in Norwich, Ontario daughter of the late Clifford and Myrtle (Birdsall) Drake. Verna was predeceased by her husbands, Allan Dunn (2003) and Stanley Barnett (2019). Verna is survived by her sister Maxine Pearson, her sister-in-law Lois (Drake) VanGerven, her many nieces and nephews and her very dear friends Jane Chambers and Michelle DiGangi. Besides her husbands, Verna was predeceased by her sister and her husband Wilda (Jim) Ridley, her brother Albert Drake, brothers-in-law Grant Pearson and John VanGerven. A private family service will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 with interment in Avondale Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many care givers from Spruce Lodge and Woodland Towers; it is all very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Spruce Lodge or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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