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Verdon Clifford Rae

Verdon Clifford Rae

May 27, 2022

Verdon Clifford Rae

RAE, Verdon Clifford – Of Mount Forest, passed away unexpectedly at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Friday, May 27, 2022 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Marion Rae (née Holliday) (2011). Loving father of Bev Rae and his wife Donna, Lois Donald and her husband Jim, Doris Aitken and her husband Brian, all of Mount Forest, Don Rae and his wife Kathy of St. Marys, Donna Reeves and her husband John of Mount Forest, Mary Iles and her husband Ken of Mount Forest, and father-in-law of Barb Rae-Schneider of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of 18. Verdon was predeceased by his son Clifton Rae (1999). 

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, 116 Fergus Street North, Mount Forest, on Monday, May 30th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022.  Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Southgate Township. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or First Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so good to me and I have such fond memories of our time together in the ‘70s. Give each other a hug..

— Donna Savoy, June 6, 2022

Your family will surely miss Verdon. I remember him well.
My sincere sympathy.
Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, June 1, 2022

Sending our condolences to Doris and Brian, Lois and Jimmy, Mary and Ken, Cory and Kim, and to the Rae families. Bill and Lisa.

— Bill Macdonald, May 31, 2022

Please accept my deepest condolences for the family's loss. He left a warm, caring, loving and fun family, to be with his soul mate. You are all in my prayers.

— Tanya, May 31, 2022

Sending my thoughts and prayers to your whole family. When we first moved to Mount Forest, our family was greeted by a lovely couple, Marion and Verdon, and welcomed into the community with kind open arms. We will hold those memories near and dear to our hearts. Heaven gained another angel.

— Trina Collette, May 31, 2022

To all of Vernon's family we are very sadden to hear of his passing. He and Marion raised a wonderful family.

— Bob and Sylvia Hunter, May 30, 2022

Our condolences on the loss of a father, grandfather and great grandfather. It is a time to reflect on good times and memories. You are lucky to have a patriarch live such a long and good life. Take care of each other.

— Hope & Dale MacCrostie, May 30, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. You were fortunate to have had him for so long . May the good memories & times comfort you.

— Terry & Mary Youlton, May 30, 2022

Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time.


— Melissa Coombs, May 30, 2022

To the entire Rae family we offer our sincere sympathy in the loss of Verdon. Whenever you met him there was always a kind word
and an interesting story to be told. May the memories of a life well lived sustain you in your difficult times.
Kevin and Lynette

— Kevin Small and Lynette Weber, May 30, 2022

Very sorry to hear of Verdons passing.
Bill and Pat Stortz and families.

— Christine Elliott, May 30, 2022

Our deepest sympathies. Fond memories are a God sent when you just need our loved ones near. And I know you have many.
Adell and Klaus and families.

— Adell and Klaus Mueller, May 30, 2022

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Brenda Harris

— Brenda Harris, May 29, 2022

To the Rae Families.

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. After your Mom passed away, your Dad would always come out to Letterbreen Church for our anniversary service in September each year. We would share a pot luck meal with great conversation. He would always have some wonderful stories.
Cherish all your memories.

— Dennis and Lorri Grein, May 29, 2022

We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to your entire family in the loss of your beloved father. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Bob and Donna McFarlane

— Bob and Donna McFarlane, May 29, 2022

Don, Kathy and families,

Our sincere sympathies on the loss of your father Don. I'm so glad he knew that the twins had arrived safely and that he heard their names. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Jenny and Alain

— Jenny Tscharke, May 29, 2022

Our sincere condolences on the death of your father.

— Verne and Pauline Mills, May 29, 2022


— FRED HOEHN, May 29, 2022

To the Verdon Rae Family,
I'm a firm believer that when we lose someone close to us, like your father, they continue to live on through us and give us unbelievable strength. Your Dad's amazing personality lives on through each of you. Look back on the precious memories and find peace knowing that your Dad is now in the presence of his Lord and Saviour.
Adele McDougall

— Adele McDougall, May 29, 2022

Sincere condolences on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish your memories.
Doris Carmount

— Doris Carmount, May 29, 2022

Sincerest sympathy to all the family of Verdon Rae. We remember his participation in the Mount Forest Fall Fair and the warm conversations we shared about farming, cattle and crops. Memories are forever.

— Donald and Irene Neal, May 29, 2022

A life well lived! Cherish your memories!
Thinking of you all!
Marie Hamilton

— Marie Hamilton, May 28, 2022

Sincere condolences in the loss of Vernon. Such a kind man he was. Always ready for a little gab. You are fortunate to have had him with you for all this time. He and Marion are together for eternity. RIP

— Ruth Truax, May 28, 2022

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Verdon Rae , we were looking forward to chatting about ancestry and family , he will truly be missed our deepest condolences from the Pryde family
Ron , Daryle, Cory , Robin & Avery Pryde of London

— Ron Pryde, May 28, 2022

Lois and family, so sorry to hear of a great man's passing. I will miss our Tuesday chats. Rest in Peace Mr. Rae.

— Christine Nicholson, May 28, 2022

Our condolences to the whole family.

— Dave and Margaret (MacEachern) Echlin, May 28, 2022

Such a wonderful neighbour to my parents for many years, Verdon will be missed by so many. Our condolences to the Rae family.
Betty Lou & Allen Kirkpatrick.

— Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, May 28, 2022

Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

— Ron and Mary Ellen Wiltshire, May 28, 2022

Sincere sympathy to all of the Rae family on the passing of a very lovely man.

— Lynne Turner, May 28, 2022

To each of Verdon's family:
Our sincere condolences as you grieve Verdon's passing...
with our caring & prayers,
Gary & Gwynne

— Gary & Gwynne Smith, May 28, 2022

Our condolences to all the Rae families he definitely will be missed in the community

— Doug & Donna Darroch, May 28, 2022

Verdon: One of the best storytellers I have ever met; stubborn and difficult as a mule; a cheeky character; one of my favourite people. Condolences to the entire family; he cared about all of you so much and was so very proud. Finally, you are reunited with your sweet Marion. Until we meet again. Thanks for all the laughs.

— Christina Balch, May 28, 2022

Sincere sympathy to all the family. A life well lived. Rev. Russell & Marilyn Rogers

— Russell & Marilyn Rogers, May 28, 2022

What a great loss to our community. A well loved gentleman. Rest In Peace ❤️

— Helen Cane Kestner, May 28, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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