Obituary of Vicky Maul
Vera (“Vicky”) Margaret Evelina Maul, nee Davis
April 20, 1929 – April 11, 2022
Vera, fondly known as Vicky caught a red double-decker bus to Heaven on April 11, 2022 at 3:06pm. While waiting to depart she was surrounded by love. Our Mum was like a music box that played in strong song and then simply had to naturally unwind.
Vera was born April 20, 1929 in Ponders End, a hamlet in Enfield parish, Middlesex County, England.
Our Mum came to Canada at 20 years of age as a legal shorthand typist. She married Charles (Chuck, also known as Charlie) Alvin Maul (1989) on June 5, 1954. Charles was a Sergeant Wireless Air Gunner and then promoted to Warrant Officer within the RCAF's 423 squadron enlisting in 1941.
Vera lived joyfully in her husband built, matrimonial home for over 64 years. Vera and Chuck worked together for years at their own construction company, C.A. Maul Construction Ltd.
She is sorely missed by her son David Charles (Anne) and grandchildren Lauren and Catherine; daughter Wendy (Lorne) and great grandchild Joshua. Predeceased by her grandson David Andrew (2017).
Predeceased by her father William Hartnoll Davis (1949) and her brother Reginald (1941) before she left England with her mother Dorothy Agnes Davis, nee Ward (1950), both immigrating to Vicky’s beloved St. Catharines in 1949. Here they joined Vera’s sister Eileen (1987) and brother-in-law Charles (1982).
Vicky’s love of singing and tap dancing started when she was 5 years old and she didn’t stop until she was in her early 90’s. Vicky was a Girl Guide Leader, member of the St. Giles Presbyterian Church, active in Ladies Aid and the choir. She was a tireless volunteer with Praise Singers, Sunshine Singers and Chapel Singers. She was a member of the Diamond Dancers and tap danced with her fellow members for over 20 years and was an active participant in stage plays conducted by Garden City Productions and Curtains Up. Vicky gave blood to the Red Cross for over 50 years and was a volunteer at Ina Grafton. Vicky swam pool laps daily until her late 80’s in her back yard pool.
Auntie Vera as a loved Aunt to Jan, Kim (2013), Richard, Elizabeth and Chris will be fondly remembered. Elizabeth’s prayer time on the eve of our Mum’s passing was spent with her Auntie Vera and as she was quietly contemplating, Elizabeth thought of music boxes and how you need to just let them unwind and finish their song. Our Mum certainly was a music box full of life and melody, twirling and dancing.
Vicky and “fun” went hand in hand. She was also up for a “lark” with an “anything goes” attitude. One of her favourite sayings was “you’ve just gotta laugh” and “fiddle-dee-dee”. She loved life, her family, friends, travelling, animals (especially furry ones), babies, salt water candy, the sea side, carousels and fish ‘n’chips.
Cremation has taken place. A Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00pm at George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines.
A private interment will take place on June 6, 2022 at 11:00am at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Veteran’s Field.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lincoln County Humane Society, plant a tree in remembrance or donate to a charity of your choice.
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