Vassell-Stennett, Vevilda (June) Mertella

Vassell-Stennett, Vevilda (June) Mertella

October 28th, 2015

                      1944 – 2015  

Passed away peacefully, after a valiant fight with brain cancer, at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., with her husband Phil at her side. June is survived by her loving and devoted husband Phil Stennett; sons Kerry Stennett and his wife Talia, of Sutton, Ontario and Peter Stennett, of Milton Keynes, England; granddaughter Mikaila Scotto, of London/Sarnia, Ontario; and grandsons Jude and Ethan Stennett, of Milton Keynes, England. June will also be missed by her sisters: Phyllis Bailey, of Fort Lauderdale, Flordia and Amelda Wright, of Thornhill, Ontario, and by her nieces, nephews and great-nephews. June is predeceased by her parents Edith and James Vassell, and her brothers Theodore Cooper and Berris Vassell. The family would like to thank Dr. David McDonald of the London Regional Cancer Program, Dr. David Munro (her family doctor), and June's family and friends, near and far, for their love and support during her illness. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Howard Ireland of Stoney Creek Baptist Church will be officiating the funeral and burial. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Lesli QuinnKerry & Talia, my thoughts are with you & your family during this very difficult time. Take care of one another.
Greg Handford My condolences to your family.
Bibi RashidKerry so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathy to you, Talia and your family. Peace, prayers & blessings.
Darren BartholomewKerry and Talia, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you and keep your family strong.
Lorna RichardsMy condolence go out to you uncle Phil and your family on behalf of me and my sister Elaine who met you and your wife years ago through our dear friend, your niece Yvonne. Aunt June was a beautiful funny lady, I enjoyed when you both visited as it was always a good time. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know you are mourning the loss of your best friend.
Amanda PandolfiAs a momma myself I know that even death cannot sever the bond between mother and child. Kerry, I hope you feel your mom watching and loving over you and all of your family. I was saddened to hear you had experienced this. Take care and know you are in my thoughts.
Lil Hulme-SmithPhil and Kerry: Yvonne told me about June's passing. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of visiting June when Yvonne and I were in London on business. June always made me feel so welcome in your home (and always made sure I had curry to take home). I know there is nothing i can say that will ease your hearts at this time, but I know that you will get some measure of comfort from the support of your family and all your good memories of June.
Huntley Morrell & FamilyOh the hearts of the Morrells are truly saddened by this turn of event. Our prayers have continually been with the Stennetts from the very beginning. June's cheerful smile, warm-heartfelt greetings even through her valiant and courageous battle, will be so missed. I will also miss our frequent nightly chats of my dearest friend. Phil's loving, devoted and attentive care through this battle has been admirable in every sense possible. Our condolences go out to the whole family. We know that she will always be in your hearts, as in ours. Our continued prayers to the family through this time of loss.
Stephano ThereseKerry,Talia and all the family sincerest condolences to you all for this tragic loss. May God give you strength through this very difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Alistair D'souzaKerry,Talia i extend my most sincere condolences to you and your family . May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
Tom & Dianne DalyTo All June's Family, We would like to Extend our Condolnces to Each , and All of the Family, in Your Time of Loss. Praying for Strenght in the Difficult Days Ahead . * Sincerely , Tom & Dianne Daly
Tom & Dianne DalyTo All June's Family, We would like to Extend our Condolnces to Each , and All of the Family, in Your Time of Loss. Praying for Strenght in the Difficult Days Ahead . * Sincerely , Tom & Dianne Daly
Cara EversonKerry and Talia I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Tony and Nancy KimKerry and Talia, Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sincerely, Tony and Nancy
Jenn McCreaKerry and family, deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Jenn, Dylan and Bill.
Sonia HaylesExtending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and the Stennett family, friend of Leonie Stair Sonia
Monica & Winston SalmonTo Phil, Kerry and the rest of the family. Our hearts are saddened with June's passing. May God's blessings be upon you all in this difficult time of grief. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Delvis SharpeI am so saddened to hear of the loss of June who was not only a friend to me but also a sister. May your soul rest in peace. To Phil, your devotion and love for June during her illness was remarkable. May God continue to bless you and the rest of the family. Know this, June has gone to a better place and will always be in our hearts. Sleep on June and be at rest.
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