PRIESTAP Peacefully at Avalon Retirement Home, Orangeville, on Monday March 5,2007 Mrs. Vera Priestap formerly of Clinton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Oscar Priestap. Loving mother of Patricia & Paul Merrow of Adelaide, Australia, Paul & Shelley Priestap of London, and Brenda & Tony Rosati of Orangeville. Cherished grandmother of Lee & Ashley Merrow, Kelsey & Kurtis Priestap, Jake, Luke, & Matt Rosati. Dear Sister in law of Anne & Jim Devereaux of Goderich, and Ruth Priestap of Sebringville. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Joe, John, & Louis Wild, and by sister Mary Etue. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, 153 High St. Clinton, on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at the Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday March 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, CNIB, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Published in The London Free Press Mar 8, 2007. Pallbearers were: Bill Wild, Peter Etue, Pat Wild, Joe Wild (all nephews), Vince Young (first cousin) and Stephen Flynn (son of Rita Flynn a life long friend of Vera)
Vera Wild attended Bayfield School 1933-34 - Upper Room - Teacher - Isabel Kirk.
Back row: Harry Brandon, Isabel Kirk (Teacher), Emma Sturgeon, Vera Wild, Evelyn Gemeinhardt, Betty Brandon, Doris Featherstone, June Brandon, Clara Clarke, Pauline Maxwell, Lorna Westlake, Pearl Lindsay, Irene Leitch and Mary Jean Moorhouse.
Front row: William Osborne, John Macleod, Jim Attwood, Stuart Sturgeon, Jack Murray, Charlie Brandon, Ken Castle, Ken Brandon, Bill Westlake Ford Johnston, Albert Osborne, Bill Reid and Peter Johns. (Class picture to be posted later)