In Memoriam
Verna Negm nee Asbil

February 25th, 1936 - April 17th, 2021

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Verna Asbil-Negm

February 25, 1936 – April 17, 2021

Verna passed away peacefully at the Joliette Hospital on Saturday April 17th, 2021.

She will be greatly missed and dearly remembered by her brothers Walter (Mavis), Henry and sister- in-law Edith, many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. Hamed Negm, parents John and Violet Asbil, sister Caroline and brothers Angus, Elmer, Sidney and Robert and sisters- in-law Judy and Joyce.

Verna was generous, kind and fun to be around. She had a positive influence on the lives of so many people throughout her long career at the former Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, as a volunteer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, and in her service to church and community.   She had a big, warm personality and wonderful sense of humour and was interested in everything.  Her favourite times were spent with family and friends and when those times involved reminiscence, lively discussion, laughs and a good scotch, so much the better. Verna enriched our lives and her family and friends in Canada and Egypt are ever thankful for that. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the CHRDL Joliette.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions a private cremation was held and we will gather to celebrate Verna’s wonderful life at a later date when we can give her the fond farewell that she so richly deserves.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of Verna, please consider Christ Church Rawdon or a charity of your choice.

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Condolences to the Asbil family. Verna has been a great friend for a few years, when unable to visit we had phone calls, I will sadly miss her. I am glad she now has no more suffering, she will not be forgotten. Kirsten.


kdamas - April 25, 2021 1:59 PM

Condolences to the Asbil family. Verna was a dear friend to me the last few years, I will miss her a lot. We will not forget you Verna, I am glad you now have peace and no more suffering. Kirsten.


kdamas - April 23, 2021 2:55 PM

Sincere condolences to the Asbil family. Verna will be missed by many. Her quick wit and sense of humour will be remembered dearly by those of us blessed to have had her in our lives. Wally and I always enjoyed our time with Verna whenever we got together. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Janet, Colleen and Erin Rourke


Janet - April 22, 2021 10:40 AM

Hen I first met Verna on the job at RWA it was like connecting with a forever friend, someone known for years. Our friendship blossomed. There was laughter...lots of it, in-depth chats, dining-out times, travel tales, theatre outings...all so very memorable. I look forward to a future memorial gathering. Verna deserves countless accolades. Wendy, Doug, Tom...all of her nieces and nephews...you shared the best Auntie in the world. Noreen Blake Wendy, Doug , Tom...all of her nieces and nephews


Noreen Blake - April 21, 2021 10:14 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Asbil family at this very sad time. May all the wonderful memories you shared as a family with Verna, help to ease your pain through these difficult days. Love, Neil & Rowena Clayton


rowena - April 21, 2021 6:33 PM

Mrs. Negm had a huge impact on our lives at RWA. She helped shape me into the responsible and respectful adult that I am today. My condolences to her family and friends and may she Rest In Peace.


lanalloyd - April 21, 2021 3:51 PM

Dear Doug, Tom and Wendy, I am so very sorry that you lost your dear Auntie Verna. I am glad to have known your aunt a wee bit. She was full of life, fun, and a pleasure to be around. I remember taking part in her 65th (I think) birthday celebrations and seeing how much she was loved and cared for. I know she meant a mountain to you. I'm thinking of you during this very difficult and painful time. Love, Sandra


Sam - April 20, 2021 7:01 PM