ELSIPOGTOG, NB – It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Laverne Polchies at her home on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Born in New Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Ray Wood and Marilyn McConnell Wood. Laverne was a caring woman that loved her family, her children and all the children in her neighborhood. She was a strong woman and her traditional beliefs were very important to her.
Laverne will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 34 years, Cyril Polchies of Elsipogtog; her mother, Marilyn McConnell Wood of Elsipogtog; two step-daughters, Amanda Polchies (Chad) of Elsipogtog, Linsay Polchies of Montana; two sons, James Wood (Marisa) of PEI, Jayden Augustine of Elsipogtog; one step-son, Josh Brooks (Jennifer) of Eskasoni; seven grandchildren, Henry, Matthew, Laila, Misel, Lipaai, Aslyn, Tristan and one sister-in-law, Teesa Wood.
The last surviving member of her immediate family, Laverne was predeceased by her father, Ray Wood; two brothers, Randy, Kurt and one step-son, Charles.
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday at her home, 81 Levi Street in Elsipogtog until time of service. A celebration of Laverne’s life will be held at her home on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am, a luncheon will follow.
Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).