Laverne Elaine Thomas

December 29th, 2020

Laverne Fryer-Thomas laid down for her final nap last week.

She was a beloved Grammy, Mother, Auntie, Sister, Daughter, and friend with, “that face everyone wants to talk to.” And she was a great listener, whether over a drink she served at the bar or a coffee she poured at the Union Hotel Restaurant.

Laverne and Diane, pre deceased, (Lonnie, Annalia (Erik, Matthew, Dakota, Quinn, Kael, Ayla, Lily) were raised in Sunningdale along with their brother Ed (Heather, Clint, Melissa) by her Mom Minnie (Albert).

Laverne was a social butterfly and always enjoyed a good laugh. She played softball for many years and those who knew her could attest that she was quite the pool shark. Laverne was a caring and compassionate woman who forged lasting friendships in all her social circles. Her nurturing soul saw her as the caretaker for many children throughout the years, including her cherished dog Airies. Laverne’s two best friends were her daughters Allysha (Aaron, Ever, Roy, Tommy) and Shanese (Cole). She was a loving and devoted Mom raising her girls in Sunningdale, spending her days volunteering at school and Saturday’s at the bowling alley, always their number one fan. Laverne was a creative woman who enjoyed crafting and sewing. Family, laughter, coffee and a good nap were the things Laverne loved most in life.

She requested no funeral service but the family will plan a celebration of life in the spring. Andreas Schmitz of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


I just heard about the passing of your dear Mom. I always enjoyed our conversations when I was in her company. She loved you girls so much and always spoke so proudly about your accomplishments. I send you my deepest sympathy.

I just came across this sad news of your Mother’s passing this morning. I, too, grew up a few doors down on Marianna Crescent and both my sisters, Bev and Wendy, were friends with Dianne and Laverne. I used to babysit Annalia and have fond memories of all the Fryers!

Very sorry to hear about Laverne's passing. My heart goes out to you. We were part of the Sunningdale gang of kids. She was a beautiful kind person. I see her in my mind with that big infectious Laverne smile!

Just came across the news of Laverne's passing, we were childhood neighbor and friends, such a great gal, sorry for your loss.....gone to soon <3

Annalia & Family- So very saddened to hear of your Aunty Laverne's passing. Laverne and my sister Carla (also deceased) were Best Friends for many years. Hold onto your memories - hopefully this will help you ALL get through this sad time.

Dear Shanese and family. I am so truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mamma. Please know that I am thinking of you all and sending hugs...

I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of Laverne. We were friends when we were young. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

Dear Allysha and Shanese and all of Laverne’s family. I am so very sad and heartbroken to read about Laverne’s passing. She was one of my favourite school moms. So helpful, kind and caring. She was a truly special girl so devoted to and proud of her beautiful girls. May all your wonderful memories keep her close. She was far too young. With my deepest condolences, Lynn Callender

Shanese, Cole + Family I feel a great loss at having not known this special woman who was obviously very loved by all who knew her. Please continue to share your memories with all of us.

Annalia and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Sending you all lots of love.

Laverne, I haven't had the pleasure to meet you, however you gifted my children and I with a beautiful daughter & grandbabies to meet and have a beautiful friendship! These are beautiful treasures you enriched in many lives with the hearts Allysha and Shanese hold with your love. REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE.

Allysha, I was sorry to read of the loss of your beloved mother. Thinking of you.

So sorry for your loss ... Thoughts & Prayers to your family .. Lynda

Very sorry to read of Laverne’s passing. She always seemed like a kind, gentle lady.

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. As an elder in Sunnigdale I watched Laverne grow up, raise two beautiful daughters, was a close neighbor for 53 years. And very close long before that. Rest in peace Laverne.

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