Vera was born in Birmingham, England on June 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Maude (Dauncey) Dearn. Vera leave behind her daughters, Bernice Arsenault (Joe) of Blue Bell, NB, Elaine Martin (Wayne) of Calgary, AB, Valeria Corcoran (Tom) of Sisson Brook, NB, Frances Diamond (Steven) of Burntland Brook, NB, Marilyn MacBean (Randy) of Sisson Brook, NB; her sons, Monty Ruff (Linda) of Oxbow, NB, Michael Ruff (Gwen) of Blue Bell, NB, Daniel Ruff (Connie) of Grand Prairie, AB, and Christopher Ruff (Goldie) of Hampton, NB. Vera is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Vera was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Burney Ruff; her daughter, Diane Baker; her son, Jack Ruff; and her sister, Patricia Bliss.
Vera was a War Bride and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch # 29.
A private funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2 pm from the Tobique Chapel. Pastor D.R. McKillop officiated. Interment followed in Burntland Brook Cemetery.
Music for the service was by Rev. Daniel and Ruth McKillop. The eulogy was given by Thomas Corcoran. Remembrances were also shared by Lloyd Kierstead, Andrea MacBean, and Marsha Morin.
Flower carriers were Cindy Parent, Tammy Christensen, Andrea MacBean, Hannah Corbin, Marsha Morin, and Marlee Corbin.
Pallbearers were Monty Ruff Jr., Robbie Ruff, Matthew Ruff, Mitch Baker, Thomas Corbin, and Ben Morin.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock, NB.
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB
Burntland Brook Cemetery
Burntland Brook Cemetery or the Tobique Valley Manor