February 4, 1925 – August 10, 2018
It is with great sadness that we the family of our beloved Velia Mary McLim share the news of her passing on Friday, August 10, 2018.
Velia was born in San Martino, Italy on February 4, 1925. She arrived in Canada when she was 11 years old and called Trail, BC her home for the rest of her life. Velia enjoyed travelling the world and was very involved in the Pythian Sisters Lodge where she volunteered hundreds, if not thousands of hours of her time. Velia loved her work at the Laundry at the Trail Regional hospital for 23 years.
Velia was predeceased by her loving husband Charles “Chuck” McLim and her son Danny McLim.
Velia is survived by her daughter Sharon (Tom) Maxwell, son Larry (Shirley) McLim, daughter in law Shirley McLim, grandchildren, Michele (Ross) Newman, Kelly Eckes, Brad (Cheryl) McLim, Leeanne McLim, Chad (Tiiu) McLim, Tiffany McLim and 13 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the home of Larry and Shirley McLim (385, 3rd Avenue, Rivervale, BC) from 11 am to 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted in Velia’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society if BC at www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc or to Columbia View Lodge, 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 4N2.
Velia…Mom, Grandma, Nona…Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.