It is with profound sadness that his family announces the sudden passing of Leonard Michael Veri, March 1, 2013, while on vacation in Japan, in his 76th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Noel Veri for 54 years. Dear father of Jim Veri and Carla Findlay-Desrochers of London, Michele and Ray Horlings of Bradford and Michael and Lynn Veri of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Ashley and Myron Veri; Tyler and Ryan Horlings; Joel and Kyle Veri and step-grandfather of Bradley and Blake Desrochers. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Don Veri, Frank and Anne Veri and Victor Veri all of Hamilton, Kathy and Eric Raab of Grimsby; Sharon and Doug Shepherd of Ingersoll and Kelly and Gary McNichol of Winthrop. Predeceased by his brother Albert Veri and sister-in-law Louise Veri.
Len was a voice of confidence and reason and always had a way of making you feel good about yourself when speaking with you. He was a man with a huge personality and a prominent business figure and played an integral role in shaping the town of Exeter. He was the president of Exeter Produce and Veri Hydroponics for nearly 55 years and various other companies over the years.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday 1-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 69219 Bronson Line, South Huron (Mount Carmel) on Wednesday, March 13th at 11 AM with Father Graham Keep celebrant. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, MS Society or the South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family.