Velma was born in Star City, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by her husband Clarence, her parents Emerson and Myretta, sister’s Freeda and Doris, brother Gerald, and grandson Lance. She is survived by sons Brian (Dawn), Rod, and daughter Lisa (Rick), 7 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. In 1947, Velma married a handsome young man named Clarence, newly returned from service overseas. In 1953 they packed up the car with their 2 young boys and began their new life adventure in Chemainus. Velma worked at the local CIBC as a young mom and kept her family happy and home lovingly cared for throughout her life. Velma traveled to many places but she was a homebody who enjoyed her walks, reading, gardening, and being a homemaker, touching the lives of the many people she met along her life’s journey with her gentle ways. She was a happy, peaceful person who didn’t intrude but guided quietly from the background. She was always excited to hear news of family and see pictures of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren – she loved her photo albums! She will be forever remembered in our hearts and exemplified in our actions. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the excellent and caring staff of the Cowichan District Hospital for the special care they gave our Mom, Grandma, and “Grandma Grandma”. A private family gathering will held to celebrate her life.
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