Crosskill, Laverne Elwood

With deep sadness we announce that Laverne Crosskill of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in his 86th year.

Born in Meaford on July 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Wilbert and Elsie (nee Rows) Crosskill.

Laverne will be dearly missed by his wife Margaret Fraser of Meaford.

Survived by his son Terry Crosskill (Tracey) of Clarksburg and his daughter Connie Crosskill of Barrie, and will be remembered fondly by Marg’s children Bruce Fraser (Chris) and Jackie Fraser (Chris).

He was the proud grandfather of Cory, Erica, Evan, Isaiah, Jacob, Tabatha, Ethan, and great grandfather of Blake.

He will be missed by his sister Doreen Bowins and will be remembered fondly by his nephew Scott, his niece Leanne and their families.

Laverne was a hard worker and farmed all of his life.  He started out years ago farming livestock and vegetables with his family and eventually they had apple orchards. He owned and operated ‘Georgianvieu Orchards Ltd.’, which was very much a labour of love.  On weekends he enjoyed camping, sometimes not far away, but would hook up the trailer and take a break with his family. He then ventured a little further and spent weekends at Sauble, and in later years had a permanent site at the Sauble Resort Campground where he would relax and unwind with Marg.  Laverne was a proud member of the Lion’s Club of Meaford and has served as both President and Secretary over the years.  He also sat on the Executive of the Georgian Bay Fruit Growers Association.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4 until 7 p.m.  A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11 a.m. with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (Cheques Only Please) 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.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m.

Friday, January 19, 2024 11:00 AM
Funeral service at the Ferguson Funeral Home

Make a donation in memory of Laverne Elwood Crosskill

Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) or Meaford Hospital Foundation
Donate securely through Ferguson Funeral Home


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Shirley Ann Fulford
    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    So sorry to hear the passing of a great man. We always enjoyed his visit when we would be at Sauble camping. Always had a joke or a story to tell.
    Shirley Ann Fulford & Family

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  2. Tom and Lynn Carbert
    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    Terry and family. My deepest sympathies. Enjoyed every minute of every deal Laverne and I ever had. Lucky you had the years working with him. Memories you will always have.

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  3. Colleen Hurst
    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    So sorry for your loss Terry & Tracey and family.
    I knew Laverne through the Lion’s Club with my
    Grandpa Willis. He was a great man

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  4. Ron and Brenda Powell
    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    So sorry to hear of Laverne ‘s passing. Ron and I both spent time with the Crosskill family at the orchard. May u keep your memories close to your heart’s at this difficult time. RIP Laverne!

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  5. Mike and Jayne Clark
    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    Marg and family, we are deeply sorry to hear about Laverne passing away. Certainly have a lot of good memories from Sauble that we will cherish always. RIP Laverne…

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  6. Fran Tippin
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Marg and family so sorry. So sorry to hear of Lavern’s passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

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  7. Carol Kollen
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Tracey, Terry and family so sorry for your loss. Cherish those memories. I know he was a loved father and granddad.

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  8. Bev and Gail Murray
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Terry and family so sorry to hear of your dads passing and we have had the pleasure to have had a lot of coffees together and know you will have many great memories to cherish We extend our deepest sympathy to everyone at this time

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  9. Isabel Almond
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Doreen, Terry and families – So sorry to hear of Lavernes passing.My dad worked with the Crosskill family for a number of years and our family spent many Sundays out at the farm visiting. I have many special memories of those times. Isabel Almond

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  10. Margaret Lowe
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    My sincere condolences to Laverne’s family .Memories are precious, hold them in your hearts and share with others too.

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  11. Rob Gardner
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Terry and family, so sad to hear of your dad’s passing.
    Your family was well respected in the orchard business and our families had many great interactions. Remember all of the good times.

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  12. Edna & Pete van Aalst
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Sorry to learn of Laverne’s passing. Condolences to Marg and all of Laverne’s family. Remember the good times.

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  13. Anna G.
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Connie, I’m very sorry for the loss of your father. Sending you so much love during this time.
    Anna

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  14. Jennifer Shortt Button & Wayne button
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    I’m sorry for your loss he miss by all friend and family. Jennifer Shortt Button

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  15. Gail Rows
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Terry and Tracey. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Always enjoyed it when he came to the shop for parts or repairs. He always left us laughing. Hold your memories close

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  16. Mervyn Smith
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    Marg, Terry, Connie and families. Our sincere condolences. Merv worked for the Crosskill family and knew Laverne in their younger days. He will be missed.
    Merv and Ellie Smith

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  17. Justice William Bradley
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    So sorry to hear Laverne passed away. Our condolences to the family. I have fond memories of one of my first jobs, picking apples at Crosskills apple orchard.
    Bill and Carol Bradley

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  18. Leone Allan
    Monday, January 15, 2024

    To Laverne’s family

    wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Laverne will be missed by many, but never forgotten. Always great to deal with at Earth Power/Roberts, a wonderful man.

    Leone & Bob Allan

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  19. Deb Crosskill
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    With thoughts of sympathy to the family. May you always treasure your memories together.

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  20. James Hindle
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Tis not what we take with us that counts, but what we leave behind and he is one who has left fond memories and a fine family may you hold them dear.

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  21. Colleen Mills
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Laverne was such a force. He will be missed.
    Rest in peace

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  22. Susan Grant/Charlie Grant
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Margaret and Family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing you and Laverne’s complete family as much peace as possible during this difficult time. Laverne will be missed by everyone including the “Old Boys Club” from Kiowana Beach. It was here that my husband and I first met Laverne and several several later we met Marg. He had great stories and he grew the best apples. Thank you for those memories. Stay strong and healthy. All our love

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  23. Willy & Wendy
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Terry & Connie, our sincere condolences to you both and your families.

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  24. Donald James Rows
    Thursday, January 18, 2024

    Margaret and family
    Sorry to hear of Laverne`s passing. I fondly remember the Crosskill/Rows family celebrations and rides in Laverne`s sleek polished automobiles. Good memories last forever.
    With condolences, Don Rows

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  25. Lori
    Thursday, January 18, 2024

    Marg , Terry, Connie & Family, so very sorry to hear the news of Laverne’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences.
    Lori Nicholson-Birchall, Brandyn Nicholson & Harvey Arnold .

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