Domerchie, Erva Viola

Erva Domerchie of Thornbury passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the age 78.

Born in King Township on November 3, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Viola (nee Hollingsworth) Cairns.

Erva was the beloved wife of 61 years of Hank Domerchie.

She was the much loved mother of Lionel Domerchie (Louise) of Haliburton, Ronald Domerchie (late Elena) of Wasaga Beach, Cindy Fournier (Steve) of Alton, and Rozina Van Den Bosch (late Bryan) of Owen Sound.

Erva was the very proud Grandma of Michael, Nicholas, Dryden, Brooke, Emily, and Benjamin.

She was the dear sister of James Cairns (Brenda) and Frances Vickerman (late Bob).

Erva enjoyed looking after others and truly cherished her time spent with her grandchildren. She treated everybody like they were part of her family and loved socializing, playing cards, and always had her fill of freshly caught fish.

Due to Covid-19 and for everyone’s safety, a private family gathering will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford. A public celebration of Erva’s life will be conducted at a later date to be announced in the near future.  A service of committal and interment will take place at McNeil’s Cemetery in Priceville in the spring.

Erva’s family thanks Care Partners for the support and compassion that they have received, allowing her to stay at her home in comfort. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Care Partners or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Due to Covid-19 and for everyone’s safety, a private family gathering will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford. A public celebration of Erva’s life will be conducted at a later date to be announced in the near future.

Donations: Care Partners or a charity of your choice.
Make a donation in memory of Erva Viola Domerchie

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Sharon Dunlop
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Hank, Lionel, Cindy, Ron & Rozina – please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Erva – a loving Wife & Mother. Her Light will be missed in this world. Rest eternal grant to her O Lord and Light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  2. Chris Sangers
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Vanuit Holland condoleren wij Henk, familie en vrienden.
    Wij hebben Erva mogen ontmoeten in Canada en bij hun thuis gastvrij ontvangen.
    Genoten hebben wij daar samen met Chris en Ann.
    De heerlijke bbq met de gevangen vis, het etentje waar de drie Dutch ruzie maakten wie zou betalen.
    Lieve mensen veel sterkte toegewenst door Ria en Chris Sangers

  3. Linda Holden
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Hank and Family

    So sorry for your loss

    Barry and Linda Holden

  4. Wolf
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Ron we are so sorry for your loss of your mom Wolf has great memories of your moms great cooking please give our condolences to the rest of your family Wolf and Brenda Olschewski

  5. Lynne and Dave Hitchings
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

    From Cousin Lynne (Cairns) and Dave Hitchings

  6. Norm & Mary Lipsett
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Hank and family,
    Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Erva.

  7. F.J.Kaptein
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Henk en familie, Van harte gecondoleerd met het verlies van je lieve vrouw en jullie lieve moeder.
    Ik wens jullie veel sterkte toe in deze tijd van afscheid nemen.
    Ik hoop dat het jullie troost dat zij verlost is uit haar lijden
    Een hartelijke groet Cootje Kaptein (vriendin van Ans)

  8. Ans kokken-Domerchie
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Lieve Henk ,kinderen en kleinkinderen ,
    Mijn hartelijke deelneming met het overlijden van Erva .
    Aan de keren dat ik bij jullie logeerde heb ik fijne herinneringen waaraan ik nog vaak terugdenk en de foto’s weer bekijk .
    Erva was een hartelijke en meelevende vrouw en we konden goed samen praten..
    Sterkte gewenst voor de komende tijd , ik denk aan jullie .
    Love , Ans

  9. James H Cairns
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Our Condolences to Hank and family

  10. Robert Morelisse
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Gecondoleerd met het verlies van je vrouw Erva. Heelveel sterkte toegewenst Henk, ook voor de familie en vrienden.
    Robert en Bea Morelisse

  11. Marion Iliohan
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    There aren’t enough words to express our sadness over Aunt Erva’s passing. She will be missed but her warmth and positivity will always be with us in our hearts.
    Love and hugs to all of you.

  12. Marijke en Charles le Febre
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Lieve familie,

    Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Erva. Wat een groot verlies voor Henk en de kinderen.
    We willen jullie heel veel sterkte toewensen in deze moeilijke periode in jullie leven.

    Hartelijke groeten van ,
    Marijke en Charles le Febre uit Holland

  13. Joan Patterson
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    My condolences to all of you Hank, Lionel, Cindy,Ron, Rozina and families. Erva was such a wonderful kind hearted person I’m sure she will be greatly missed. My family and I send you our thoughts and hugs at this time.

  14. inie vander Laan-Domerchie
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Those we love don’t go away
    they walk beside us every day
    unseen, unheard but always near
    still loved, still missed and very dear.

  15. F.J.Kaptein
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Beste Henk en familie
    Gecndoleerd met het verlies vsn Erva.
    Ik wens jullie van harte sterkte toe de komende dagen van afschetd nemen.
    Heel goede herinneringen heb ik aan de dagen dat ik bij jullie was samen met Ans.
    Eenhartelijke groet Cootje

  16. Bridget iliohan
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Prayer to saint Joseph oh holy saint Joseph whose protection is so great so strong. So promp before the throne of God. I place in you all my interest and desire For aunt Erva Holt saint Joseph do assist her by your powerful intercession and the blessed virgin holy mother Mary and abstain for her from your divine Son Jesus Christ all the spiritual blessing through our Lord So that having engaged here below your heavenly power I may offer her in thanksgiving to you the most loving of fathers. Holy saint Joseph please kiss Jesus for aunt Erva on her dying breath Holy saint Joseph patron of the departed souls pray for her dearest family I did this pray the faithful departed pray the divine mercy pray I did a few masses for her and also light a candle for her made the Eternal Father show his merciful love for her souls in Jesus Christ name amen

  17. Bridget
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The praises of God Divine Mercy Jesus I Trust in you. The love. Of God is the flower – mercy the fruit let the doubting soul read these considerations on the divine mercy and become trusting. Today there is so many Marty’s for Christ Jesus. Our own hearts go with them so when Jesus calls us home we will go right into the resurrection of Christ and meet our love once it is God’s Mercy that grants supernatural sorrow and resolutions to amend our life’s The Easter of Divine Mercy Sunday The lord resurrection God bless you my dear sweet Beloved aunt Erva And to the family stand strong in your faith in the lord Jesus Christ. Love your friend of the holy cross Bridget The apostolic penitentiary decree. O God your mercy knows no bounds and the treasure of your goodness is infinite

  18. Geraldine Bruer
    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Hank and family

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Erva


    Dave and Geraldine Bruer

  19. Bridget
    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Let us pray for all the faithful departed in Christ Jesus All of the souls of our. t beloved family members and the souls that have just die let us pray Almighty and Eternal God who in thine own marvellous goodness and pity didn’t for the common salvation of men choose thy glorious Archangel Micheal to be the prince of thy church make us worthy we pray thee to be delivered by his beneficent protection from all of our enemies that at the hour of our death none of them may approach to harm us rather do thou vouchsafe unto us that by the same Archangel Micheal we may introduce into the presence of thy most high and Divine Majesty through thy merits of the same Jesus Christ our lord Amen

  20. The Konyi Family
    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family..

  21. Lorraine (Swayze) Caverly
    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    The Swayze Family sends our deeepest condolene to you and your family.

  22. David & Maureen Light
    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Dear Hank and family, Our deepest condolences, we have known your family forever – we are so sorry for your loss! It is with saddest hearts that we learned that Erva has passed away, and just a day before our mom. We find hope and peace in the knowledge that they are both safe in God’s care – much love to all at this difficult time.

    David & Maureen Light (nee. White) and Elaine White.

  23. Betty Allen
    Friday, April 3, 2020

    Dear Hank: Lionel Ronnie Cindy and Rozina.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy at Erva’s passing – we and our children spent so many wonderful times at your home, eating the raspberries , the corn roasts and so many other memorable times.
    Erva was always so gracious and a great hostess. Hopefully the many wonderful years you shared as a family will help everyone as you go through the next few days and weeks.
    Bob Betty Graham and Kim Allen

  24. Cameron Dolson
    Saturday, April 4, 2020

    We were saddened to hear of Erva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this stressful time.
    Cameron and Donna Dolson.

  25. Sonja Cecotka
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Dear Hank, Lionel Cindy Ron and Rozina, I am so sorry to read about
    Erva’s passing. Linda and I are sending you our deepest Condolences.
    Erva was a wonderful kind person. We remember all the nice time we
    we spend at your home. We hope all the good memories you have
    will get you through this sad time. Sincerely Sonja and Linda


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