John Verity

John Edward "Jack" Verity

Saturday, May 9th, 1931 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Verity, John “Jack” Edward
Of Paris, passed away peacefully, at Brantford General Hospital on Friday June 5, 2020 in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Buchanan - 1989) and brother Douglas (2007). Jack lived his entire life in Paris and was a long time resident of West River St, he supported many Paris clubs and organizations. He was a member of the Paris Curling Club and the Paris Lawn Bowling Club. He held many office positions, ending his working career at Gates in Brantford. Jack’s love of sports led him to both refereeing, and umpiring, and following the hockey career of his bother, Douglas (Red Verity). He was very proud of his older brother’s achievements. His other interested were the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover, the Stratford Theatre, a good euchre game, and celebrations at The Olde School Restaurant in Paris. Another favourite activity was the weekly Tim’s coffee and apple fritter. Jack’s stories about the West River Street Gang always brought a smile to his face. His knowledge about gardening, especially growing tomatoes, will live on with his neighbours. Jack will be fondly remembered by many.
Thank you to the staff at Queensview Retirement Community in Paris where he lived for last few years, and the staff on B6 in the Brantford General Hospital for their care and compassion.
A Private gathering was held with interment Paris Cemetery beside his wife Mary.
As expressions of sympathy, donations in John’s memory may be made to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences and donations may be arranged through or by contacting WM. KIPP 519 442 3061
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    Wm. Kipp Funeral Home
    184 Grand River Street North
    PARIS, ON N3L 2N1
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  • Interment

    Paris Cemetery
    170 King Edward St.
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Donations are being accepted for: THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN.


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Ron Eitzen

Posted at 02:44pm
So sad that a good friend has passed. I always enjoyed sitting outside alongside the river and having a beer with Jack while solving all the world's troubles. We continued those visits at Queensview. I'm so glad I was able to convince him to keep taking vacations, even when it ended up his travels took him on his own. I always looked forward to the "saucy" postcards he would send me. It always made for laughter when we would get together afterwards. Jack was such a kind man and ALWAYS asked about my family. Wonderful times, wonderful memories

Roxie Moffitt

Posted at 01:47pm

Email from Vera Webley,
It was with great sadness we read your news that our friend Jack had passed last Friday. As I wrote previously we had known Jack for many years and he last visited us in 2011 but we have always kept in touch with him. We will certainly miss his chats. We will look at the Funeral Home website and the Expositor when it is printed.
Rosalie and I plan to have a tree planted here in Gloucestershire and also in Yorkshire the county his parents originated from as lasting memories of Jack. We will certainly miss him. Jan and John my stepdaughter and her husband, Dorothy my daughter in law and my elder sister Sheila and her husband Derek all send their condolences. Best Wishes Vera and Rosalie

Roxie Moffitt

Posted at 06:06am
Jack was our neighbour that became family ❤. He was a part of each day for almost 10 years. We enjoyed baseball and hockey games together,and he was never too tired for a game of euchre. Jack always had the Ace to my king. There were yearly trips to Stratford Theater, celebrations at our house and out. Jack was a kind gentle man, who went on vacations with us and was fine with whatever we were going to do. We miss our daily lock down phone calls to him at Queensview about nothing, but were everything. We were very blessed to have Jack in our lives, but know he is now pain free in heaven with Mary and Doug, probably making sure the garden is straight and weed free. You will live on in our memories and in our hearts. Roxie and Dave

Ann Kelley

Posted at 01:09pm
I would like to express my sadness at Jack’s passing. Although we both worked at Gates for many years, I never knew him while I worked there.
I got to know Jack through his love of local theatre, particularly the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover where we attended many productions over the past 7 or 8 years. Although he enjoyed the comedy productions, he loved the summer finale musical tributes the best.
He was a true gentleman and I will miss his kindness, generosity and compassion.
RIP, Jack.
Ann Kelley

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