Velma Ruth Guthrie

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GUTHRIE;  Velma Ruth (nee White) ~ Peacefully on Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 89.  Velma Guthrie was the beloved wife of the late Donald “Don” Guthrie.  Special and loved friend of Paul Chopik.  Loving mother of Allan (Evelyn), Ruth Guthrie (Bill Welbourne), Susan Chambers (Bernie), and Donna Hartwig (Carl).  Loved grandmother of Steven, Lauren, Kaitlin, Jarrett, Mason, Kurtis, Julie, Bill and great grandmother of Logan, Kaydance, Brodie, Dawson, Hadley, Brynley and Elliot.  Predeceased by her siblings Lloyd, Ronald, and Russell White.  Velma will be lovingly remembered by Paul’s children and family, his grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Service Information

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held. Following cremation, a private family interment will be held at the Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Velma, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations and condolences may be made at


Thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Velma was a kind considerate lady, lovely neighbour.

Ted and Gayle Buck

"Velma was a friend to everyone." Our condolences to all the family.

Pat and Roger Armstrong

Our thoughts and prayers are with in this time of your loss. Velma was a real lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Kathy and Ed Farrow



Velma was a great friend. Always had good times and laughs over the years. My condolences to the family. Millie

Millie Lunn

We are so sorry for your loss .. Sending you a virtual Hug !!!

Nancy and John Blunden

Aunt Velma had the sweetest disposition. She crocheted outfits for my dolls when I was little, and she sparked my life long interest in knitting. May memories of happy times with your Mom bring comfort to all of you. Love, Karen, Andy and family

Karen Guthrie-Douse

We want to express our condolences to all the family.Velma was truly one of a kind.She always made everyone feel so welcomed and loved and,her door was always open.The world is a much sadder place without her in it.When ever I hear an organ I will think of you... Rest easy Velma.

The Gillmore's

Our thoughts are with you all at this time and in the days to come. Take comfort from your memories.

Patricia Sorensen and Dave Williams

Sorry for your loss velma will be sadly missed she was a very special lady

Jeff and Jennifer Todd

So sad that Velma has passed. She was such an awesome lady and best Mom-in-law. She will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with the entire Guthrie family

Cindy Hardy

So very sorry to hear of Velma’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all family & friends. Loving thoughts & prayers to all

Ralph & Elaine Cole

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Harold and Bonna Walton

We are sending our condolences to all the family. Velma was a great lady

Trevor and Carole Fallis

Your Mom was one of a kind.. Thoughts and Prayers to All .. Your Mom would be so happy you included Paul and his Family as she was a big part of them as well.. Heaven certainly gained an Angel xo The Hannam Family

C. Darlene Hannam

We send our love and condolences to the family. Velma was such a wonderful person. May your memories be a blessing.

Sandy & Mike Kennedy

Allan, Ruth, Susan, Donna; your mother had the most incredible ability to connect with anyone who crossed her path. Her beautiful presence will be missed. Ann and Jerry

Ann Danford and Jerry Jessup

my deepest condolences to the Guthrie family. Velma was always a great source of information on the White family. I will surely miss her.

james kennedy

my deepest condolences to the Guthrie family. Velma was always a great source of information on the White family. I will surely miss her.

james kennedy

Thinking of the family at this difficult time xo

Lori White

We were always so happy to see Velma because that's how she made us feel .... Happy ❤ .... Our condolences to all her family

Jamie Judy Gillis &Family

Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Such a lovely photo! May your memories give you peace.

Carolee Awde

So sorry on the loss of your Mom. Hugs to all . Find peace with in from having had her in our life's Ross & Janice Ball

Janice Ball

Velma always had a smile on her face, lovely lady. She will missed. My condolences to the family.

Marilyn Lunn

I extend condolences to Velma's family on behalf of Millbrook-Cavan United Church. Velma was a lovely lady.

Lynda Allair


Judy Sangster


Judy Sangster

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Velma. She will be missed greatly by family and friends.

Nancy Davis

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. You are all in our thoughts. ❤️

Mel & Barb Hawkins

I met Velma through my Uncle Paul and usually saw her backstage at the Havelock Jamboree. Although I did not know her well, she was always so friendly and lovely and I enjoyed our chats very much. She was a wonderful lady and I offer my sincere condolences to her family.

Lyn Malion