Vera Blanche Russell (nee Burden) daughter of Charles and Clarice Burden was born August 27th, 1945 in George’s Cove, NL. She was one of nine children. On April 13, 1966 she married the love of her life James. Together they raised five children, Perry, Marilyn, Darrell, Denise, and James. On February 24, 2016, Vera passed peacefully away at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony after a courageous battle with cancer. She spent her life caring and loving her family that surrounded her. She leaves to mourn with heavy hearts and loving memories her children Perry (Paula), Marilyn (Junior), Darrell, Denise (Derek), and James (Collette); her grandchildren Shannon, Stephanie, James, and Amy; great-grandchildren Hunter and Hannah; her seven sisters, one brother, and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves her special friend Jeff Pardy. Vera was predeceased by her Husband James Russell, Grandson David Burden, Sister Ina Turnbull, and Parents Charles and Clarice Burden. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony, continuing at St. Andrew the Apostle Anglican Church in Port Hope Simpson. The Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am on Monday, February 29th, 2016 with Arch Deacon Gerald E. Peddle officiating. Interment to follow in the William’s Harbour Anglican Cemetery. in Lue of Flowers Donations can be made to Harbourview Manor Assisted Living, box 153 Mary's Harbour NL, A0K 3P0. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, Funeral Director.