Patricia Lilian Verzuh (nee Clark, Fodor)

Patricia Lilian Verzuh (nee Clark, Fodor)

VERZUH, Patricia Lilian (nee Clark, Fodor) passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 at the Trail Hospital with her family by her side.

Pat was born February 3, 1927 in Calgary, AB. to Bessie & Gordon Clark. She was started school in Vancouver, moved to Holden AB. then to Erickson and Creston, BC where she played the drums in the Creston school band prior to graduating. After working in the telephone office for 3 years she married Joseph Fodor (construction worker) in July 1948. They lived in many areas of the east and west Kootenays including 3 years at the Waneta Dam. They proceeded to Destruction Bay, Yukon where their son Frank was born in Whitehorse. Returning to the Kootenays they lived in Nelson, then moved to Castlegar where daughters Fay and Gail were born. In 1971 Pat took a Practical Nursing course and worked the next 10 years in the Trail and Castlegar hospitals.

In 1977 she married Mike Verzuh, who had a son Ron and daughter Niki and they spend the next 30+ years living in Castlegar.

Pat was a Past President of the Trail Eagles #2828 and Castlegar Pythians sister, a 37 year member of the Castlegar Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and 9 years as Secretary of the Castlegar Seniors including becoming a Life Member she also enjoyed memory competitions while an Eagle. She enjoyed hobbies such as biking, swimming, knitting, crocheting, golfing, curling, dancing, playing cards and socializing at the Seniors. Her travels took her to many areas of the US including Hawaii as well as Australia, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland. She also toured 5 countries while on a cruise down the Danube River as well as cruising Alaska and the Panama Canal.

Pat will lovingly be remembered by son Frank (Cindy)-Castlegar, grandsons Casey-Toronto, Dallas-New Westminster, daughters Fay (Bob)-Nanoose Bay and Gail (Dave)-Calgary, granddaughters Tamara (Richard, great-grandsons Jesson, and Colby-Calgary) and Beth (Nat) – Edmonton, son Ron (Leola)-Eugene, Oregon, Alexandra (London, UK) and daughter Niki (Neale) Madiera Park, brother Joe (Norma)-Qualicum, brother-in-law Stan Keyser-Sacramento, numerous nieces and nephews and best friend Gerry Corbett.

Pat was predeceased by mothers Bessie (1930), Ray (1957), father Gordon (1974), brother Russell (1943), husbands Joe (1979), Mike (2007).

A celebration of life will be held for immediate family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.


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