Vera Thon

March 12, 1935- June 19, 2011, 76 years old.

In loving memory of a kind and caring soul. Vera leaves us to join her husband Norlin, son Brian, granddaughter Katie and recently deceased son Steve (Donna).

Independent and cheerful until the end. Vera leaves behind her children Susan, Sandy (Dave), Bob (Glenda) and all her wonderful grandchildren Jennie Lynn, (Harold), Jesse, (Yuriko), James (Michaela), Gerry, (Alice) and great grandchildren Chelsea, Chloe, Rose and Owen. Vera kept in close touch with her sisters, Dorothy and Ev and brother Ed and her many nieces and nephews. She would never forget to send a card or note to everyone she knew, and her Christmas Card list was extensive. She always had a book on the go, and would never turn down an offer to play scrabble (just try to beat her!) She enjoyed travel and visited Germany, France, Amsterdam and crossed Canada by rail in her younger years. She appreciated that her family came to celebrate with her on her 60th birthday, and was able to travel to Hawaii with her sister. She enjoyed many visits to her sisters in 100 Mile and Vancouver. Her and Susan also had many fun and joyous road trips around British Columbia. More recently she was able to enjoy a wonderful Easter with lots of family close to home. She lived in a variety of communities in British Columbia rising to the challenge of raising a family in small logging communities, with many adventures that included a funny story about answering the door to a bear. Vera enjoyed supporting her many charities, SPCA, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, Royal Canadian Legion and the local Salvation Army. We wish to thank Dr. Botha who was an awesome family doctor. Dr. Naude for going above and beyond and of course the many wonderful nurses in ICU. The family would also like to thank Ron, Mark and all the staff at Pleasant Valley funeral home that treated us with great compassion and courtesy during this difficult time. A small service was held on Friday and a memorial for extended family will be held in August. Always in our hearts.

Vernon Morning Star

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