Vernie was born in Blaine Lake, SK on February 28, 1920 and passed away on June 14, 2014 at Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna, B.C. after a short illness. She is survived by her son Dennis (Charm) in Kelowna, Wendy Barnett (Larry) in Warner, AB and Linda Tyson (Ralph) in Prince George. She is also survived by grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Tyler, Shawn, Colin, Lindsey and Nick and 4 great grandchildren. She will be missed by all including Dennis and Charm’s family dog, Annie.
Vernie left Blaine Lake and moved to Trail, B.C. in her late teens with her sisters. She met Geno Gerace in Trail where they were married in October 1941 and raised three children. She relocated to Kelowna in 2000 to be nearer to her family.
Vernie was predeceased by her parents, seven brothers and sisters and one niece. Vernie’s family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Cottonwoods, particularly Nilda and Barb, for the loving and compassionate care she received especially during her last days. It gave our mother and ourselves a lot of comfort. Thank you also to Dr. Marty Steinruck for his care over the years both in Trail and Kelowna.
There will be no funeral service in Kelowna by request. There will be a family memorial gathering in Trail in September.