It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Verenia Rosa Zucchiatti, 96, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Rainycrest Home for the Aged.

Verenia was born on September 8, 1925, in Fort Frances, Ont., to Buster and Clara Saunders.

She was predeceased by her husband Joe Zucchiatti; parents Buster and Clara Saunders; her sister Eloise (Jean) Camirand; brother Don Saunders in B.C.; and sister Mary Murie in Alberta.

She is survived by her three sons Joe (Brenda) in Delta, B.C., Jim in Calgary, Alberta, and Don (Amy) in Fort Frances; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Our mother started her volunteering in the late 60’s with the Christmas suppers, the Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary, the Hospital Auxiliary and day center. She with her sister Eloise Camirand ran the Marathon bridge club for decades.

Growing up we have many special memories, spending every weekend at the cabin with her parents Buster and Clara. Saturday night at the cabin is where the children learned to play bridge and other card games.

A celebration of life is planned for Verenia at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 in Fort Frances on August 27, 2022.

Arrangements in care of Northridge Funeral Home, Emo, Ontario.