In Loving Memory Of
Marie Verda Dupuis
1931 ~ 2023

Marie Verda Dupuis, otherwise known as Big V, has made her last attempt at putting on her make-up. Verda was born in 1931 in New Mills, NB, to Gordon and Myrtle Joncas and eventually moved to Val’ d’Or, Quebec. She then grew up with her sisters Macrena, Adeline, Madeline, Lynn, and two brothers Milan, and Wildor.

Verda was always the life of the party, dancing and having fun. She never missed a chance to boast about her 30+ suitors and how she broke all their hearts by marrying the love of her life, Rejean Dupuis on October 26th, 1951. We were often told how she was only in the hospital three times (not including her last days). The first was to have her son, Guy (Karen) Dupuis, six years later, along came Lynn Dupuis (Kevin Knowles). Verda spent many years working at the Bank of Commerce and Save Easy where she was always known for chatting with anyone and everyone and having a wealth of jokes to share. Verda was well known for her butter tarts, spaghetti sauce, and maid of honors but nothing compared to her love for her daughter-in-law’s cooking, which she always raved about. Verda loved to travel, and for many years had her “adopted” son, Peter Struk, whom she loved dearly and ran the roads with.

Moving to Moncton in 1991 after the passing of her husband, Verda became a huge staple in her grandchildren’s lives. Jennifer, Keithy (who she treasured). Krista, Amber (Davis), and Holly (Kyle) had the pleasure of learning many life lessons from their dear grandmother. These lessons included, how to eat a lot of fast food and sweets, being a good waitress, becoming experts in Rummy-o and Scrabble, hearing some four letter words, being quiet during Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, baseball, curling, checking her scratch tickets, the latest fashion trends, flashing her jewelry, and the most important lesson of all, growing a tough skin, because let’s face it, Verda was not known for her bedside manners.

Her lessons will live on with her great grandchildren: Mia, Macy, Addison, Ali, Emma, Isla, Charlie, Gracelyn, and Frankie Vee, all of whom she absolutely cherished.

Verda was destined to leave a huge impact on all the lives she has touched. She was very adamant that she would not have a funeral. Her words were “don’t you dare. Instead, I want you to have a party”. So, to all of you reading this, grab a drink, turn up some Elvis Presley, and dance till you can’t dance anymore.

There will be no visitations nor funeral service.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1G1

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  1. Very very nice Jennifer. I think you hit the nail on the head. She was a special lady and walked to the beat of her own drum. Rest in peace Verda. Hugs from Linda and Bill

  2. I am so grateful to have had so many years with my grandmother and so many memories .. I love you pookie ❤️

  3. Beautiful tribute. My deepest condolences to her dear family that she so cherished.

    Chin chin Auntie Bootie. Rest in peace now.

  4. Lynn and family, our deepest sympathies 💐 she will be forever in your memories and that will be so precious to you. ❤️

  5. A beautiful story of an amazing Lady I had the privilege to have meet
    The story of a “Life” well lived
    My Sincere & Deepest Sympathies 💔 to All

  6. My deepest sympathies to all the family. She was a very special lady inside and out. I am so grateful to have had her in my life. I loved her deeply. RIP dear Verda.
    Love Gail

  7. So sorry to hear about your moms passing Lynn. Such fond memories of her when we were kids. Such a beauty and strong lady for sure!

  8. What a beautiful testiment of your mom’s beautiful life. She was a lady who left an impression on everyone she met, especially her beautiful grandchildren. You will be dearly missed. You may now RIP Verda. 🙏 💔

  9. My sympathies for your loss goes out to you, Lynn, and your family. Your mom sure left an impression. One of a kind. Thoughts are with you.

  10. Dear Lynn & Guy & family,
    My sister Verda was not only a sister to me, but a dear friend. Even though the past years we were separated by distance, our almost daily phone calls were cherished, whether it was to discuss curling, baseball or just chat about our lives. I will miss that dearly! She will be remembered deeply.
    There will be a Mass celebrated in her honor on July 27, at the chapel of the residence where I live.
    My deepest condolences to all.
    Auntie Madeleine

  11. Our deepest condolences Lynn , Guy and the family may your beautiful Mother Rest in Peace 🙏❤️

  12. I am so sorry to hear the news of your Moms passing Lynn…mothers are extra special and we miss them when there are not here. Keep those special memories close and visit them often❤️

  13. RIP Verda, you will be dearly missed at the Sunday family dinners . You and I always had a little drink of rye during your visits. Those memories will certainly last a lifetime❤️

  14. Dear Lynn & Guy ,
    Our condolences to you and your loved ones during this heartfelt time. Dear ” Matante Verda” truly was a family person. My annual Christmas card that
    I would send to her was always replied with pictures of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that were her pride and joy! I will miss that.
    Losing a parent is difficult, know that the memories that you will carry in your hearts will be precious company!
    May those memories be a balm on your sadness.
    Sending you a big hug!
    Pauline and Robert xoxo

  15. May your scratch tickets all be winners now! Deepest sympathy to all. Sending big hugs and praying all your memories bring you comfort and that you lean on each other for strength. <3 Rest in Peace Big V!

  16. Dearest Lynn and Guy, So very, very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always such a delight to talk to! I know Mom cherished the friendship they shared for many years and Mom thought of Verda as her sister. Verda was one very special lady! With deepest heart felt sympathy, Love and prayers to all, Nancy Kinnear Coates & Family

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