Join us on October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for our Saturday Matinee: “My Villages of Mississauga” presented in 1996 by Verna Mae Weeks.
This week we continue our exploration of the lost villages of Mississauga and the history of how they came together to form the city of Mississauga.
Verna Mae Weeks (1919 – 2016) was a respected author, historian, speaker, and long-time former Mississauga resident. She passed away on March 16, 2016. Verna (nee Denison) was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Roy Weeks, and left behind two children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verna is fondly remembered by many friends in the community. Remarkably, Verna recorded her stories and memories, as well as captured the spirit of local history, in seven renowned books: “My Villages of Mississauga” (1986), “Lakeview: More Than Just Land, Volume One” (1990), “Lakeview: More Than Just Land, Volume Two” (1990), “Lorne Park: Dreams of Long Ago” (1993), “Port Credit: A Glimpse of Other Days” (1995), Cooksville: Village of the Past” (1996), and “Erindale: the Pretty Little Village” (1999). In 2000 Verna was the recipient of the MHF Heritage Award for her exceptional work in preserving and documenting Mississauga’s heritage.