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Veronica Evelyn Manolakos, 72, of LaSalle, ON, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at The Hospice Erie Shores Campus in Leamington, ON, after a lengthy and courageous struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and later with colon and liver cancer. She was born May 21, 1945 in St. Joachim, ON, to Leslie and Lucy Mead. Veronica was united in marriage to her love Elias (Louis) Manolakos on September 23rd, 1967 in Toronto County of York, ON. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2001. Treasured Mother of three daughters, Maria Neveu(Duane), Tula Cummings(Sloane), Tasia Alcid(Alvin). Cherished Grandmother of seven grandchildren, Joshua Neveu, Gabrielle Neveu, Elijah Cummings, Noah Cummings, Zoe Alcid, Harrison Alcid, Evelyn Alcid. Beloved Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by two sisters Sheila Gabus, Alice Fox(Roger), and two brothers Ron Mead(Milarosa), and Jude Mead(Debbie). Predeceased by sister Teresa Colella(2016)(Nello). Also survived by Popi Vergos(Peter)(Athens, Greece), John Manolakos(Argus, Greece), Bill Manolakos(Angela)(Laval, Quebec). Veronica was a nurturing and talented primary school teacher for 30 years, retiring in 2001. She lovingly continued teaching her children and grandchildren to the end. Veronica was a gentle warm-hearted generous person who loved great conversations and spending time with family and friends. Even though Veronica suffered many years with painful ailments and illness, she was an inspiration to all who knew her and will always be remembered for her positive spirit and cheerful smile. She will be greatly missed by her family and her longest and closest friends Linda Dupuis, Janet Tourangeau, Beverly Hoskins, and Sandra Lee.