Verna Carter passed away July 8th, 2016 at the age of 102. In 2008 the CNSA Honoured Verna. Verna’s lifetime friend Freda Burns who arranged Verna’s funeral, displayed the pic above as well as the framed pic of the Canadian Teams and other Shuffleboard items. Verna had been in Long Term care only 1 month. Prior to that she was living in her own apartment. Our deepest respect and thanks to Freda who not only arranged the funeral, she also accompanied Verna to the 2008 Napanee Event.
JUNE OF 2008!! Among the first items on the order of business at the Napanee Summer Slam Team Tournament Event Extraordinaire was the introduction of honoured guest Verna Carter who was on the Canadian Women’s Team at the International Event in Muskegon MI of 1981!! Folks that is 27 years ago if you are doing the math!!
The Shuffler had identified Verna as being a Canadian representative and the Napanee Club had contacted her with regard to appearing at the opening of the Summer Slam. It was impossible to determine who was more pleased with her appearance; the 64 Shufflers present or Verna and her escort for the occasion!! Shown in the margin is a pic of CNSA President Stan McCormack presenting Verna an actual framed photograph of the 1981 Team!! The Shuffler ALSO presented Verna with the actual news clipping from the hometown Napanee newspaper of 1981.
Verna then took to the Courts while expressing the desire to again be back shuffling. Her aim was great; her delivery just fine!! However; she decided against participating; instead wishing all of us the very best for a great tournament!!
We must tell you that in 1981 at Muskegon, Verna won 7 of her 11 Matches!! Congratulations and thanks to Verna and all of the Shufflers who participated in this historic 1981 very first International Shuffleboard Association Event.*
Stan McCormack of THE SHUFFLER 2008 06 23. (Added information on 2016 08 05)
- Winners of 1981 1st ISA Michigan, NAMES, US & CAN ((Too Many Have Left Us!))