Varlo Everett

Obituary of Varlo Everett

Donnie passed away peacefully on May 14, 2018 at the age of 94.


Beloved wife of the late Peter Perry Everett, and cherished mother of Peter (Leanne), Cheryl (Kim), Arthur (Lori), and Robert (Joy).


Proud grandmother of Jesse (Michel), Christopher (Krissy), Jenna (Rob), Jennifer (Greg), James(Lisa), Katherine (Jon), Nicole, and Perry Bryson(Emma).


Loving great grandmother of Kayda, Carter, Evangeline, Nicolas, Penelope, Genevieve, Imogen, Ethne, Victor, and Zidon.


Donnie will also be remembered by her nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Donnie was born in Belleville Ontario on January 10, 1924. She was the only daughter of Arthur and Margurite (Hutchings) Long. Donnie married Perry Everett on September 4, 1943 and celebrated 68 years of marriage before Perry passed away on May 20, 2012.


Donnie graduated as a nurse from the Belleville General Hospital in May, 1944. After a short practice, Donnie and Perry started their family. As Perry was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Donnie (and family) travelled to many Armed Forces bases around the world before settling in the Ottawa area. They later retired and lived in Smith’s Falls, Ontario.


Donnie always had a strong focus on the family and would look forward to any large family get together where she enjoyed good meals, engaging conversations, and expressed strong opinions on whatever was the topic of the day. 


Parents set the stage that fosters the growth and the success of their children. Donnie (with Perry) encouraged a home environment that allowed their children to push their limits knowing that home was a place of acceptance, of peace, and of love.


We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Kennedy and to the care team at Arbour Heights Long Term Care Residence in Kingston, Ontario.


A visitation in memory of Donnie will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm with a funeral service following at 4:00 pm at Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main Street East, Smith’s Falls, Ontario.