98 years, of Tilbury, passed away November 19, 2021 at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home. She was born Verona Mae Elizabeth Buie, on February 26, 1923 in Eatonia, Saskatchewan, to the late Catherine and William Buie. Verona graduated in 1946 as a Registered Nurse from Moose Jaw General Hospital. She married R. Claire Cottingham in 1947 and moved to Tilbury, Ontario. Verona is survived by 1 brother Dr. W. J. Buie, 5 children Nancy & late husband Jim Pearson, Elaine & David Blain, Bruce & Donna Cottingham, Brenda & John Stock, and Janice & Jim McGuire. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and special G.G. to 31 great-grand children. Verona was predeceased by her loving husband in 1993, 1 grandson in 2000, 1 son-in-law in 2012, and 1 great-granddaughter in 2016. Verona loved and supported her husband Claire as co-owner of Cottingham Tire, she was very proud of her children, always encouraging them in school. She enjoyed playing the piano, curling, and many years working at Big V! Thank you to the staff at Tilbury Manor for the more than 3 1/2 years of excellent care and love given to our mother. A private family service will be held. Donations to Darrel S. Moffat United Church Tilbury or charity of choice appreciated.