UPPER, Geraldine Verna (Austin)
Left us at 90 years old on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital with her children by her side.
She was the widower of both Douglas Irwin Austin, 58 years of marriage, and Clarence (Cal) Francis Upper, 7 years of marriage. Originally born Verna June Boyd in Saskatoon, SK in 1924 to Margaret Boyd, and adopted at birth to Rena Mavis. Everyone called her Gerry, and although she always had a quiet and polite demeanor, she had an adventurous spirit that led her to live a full life. She was always up to discover something new and she loved to travel whether it was to a summer home on Bowen Island, Chuck Wagon or Square Dance competitions around North America, winters in Arizona, or cruise ship destinations around the world.
She was very private, fiercely proud, and held an admirably strong will. A special thanks to her neighbours and friends at the Crown Point Villas II, where she lived independently until her passing. Gerry will be remembered as a gracious and graceful lady. She is survived by her sons and spouses, Dennis and Denise Austin, Ray and Lynda Austin; daughter Faye Potter; and 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Her immediate family held a private celebration on June 13, 2015 upon her request and in her memory.
“Don’t dream your life, live your dreams.”